Viña del Mar: the most famous seaside resort in Chile

Viña del Mar is the most important holiday resort along the Chilean coast of the Pacific Ocean. The city is located 120 km from Santiago, and a few kilometers north of Valparaiso. Together with the latter city, it forms the ...

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The climate of Santiago de Chile: when to go to Santiago

Santiago de Chile is located in the foothills of the Andes, just over 500 meters above sea level, and is surrounded by peaks that exceed six thousand meters in height, the climate of the city is similar to that of ...

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Santiago de Chile: neoclassical and modern architecture

Santiago, is the capital and largest city of Chile, its population exceeds 5 million inhabitants. The city is built in the foothills of the Andes, just over 500 meters above sea level, and is one of the most modern and ...

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San Pedro de Atacama: desert, volcanoes and stars

The church of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. Author and Copyrigth Marco Ramerini

San Pedro de Atacama is a small town in the Atacama desert located at 2,200 meters above sea level, along the edge of the Salar de Atacama, the largest salt lake in Chile. The village is located about 100 km ...

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The climate of the Atacama Desert: when to go to Atacama

The Atacama desert has one of the most arid and driest types of climate in the world. In the areas of Atacama there are some places that since the meteorological data have been recorded have never received a single drop ...

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Atacama Desert: the driest desert in the world

Storm clouds over the Atacama desert landscape. Valle di Marte (Valle de Marte) and the Cordillera de la Sal, Atacama Desert, Chile. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The Atacama desert is located in northern Chile, along a strip of land between the Andes mountain range and the Pacific ocean. This desert occupies an area of over 100,000 sq km and extends between the border with Peru and ...

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The climate of Chilean Patagonia: when to go to Patagonia

The climatic zone of southern Chile and Chilean Patagonia includes the southern Chilean regions of Aysen and Magallanes, located between 45 ° and 56 ° south latitude. In the Aysen region of Chilean Patagonia, there are two types of climate, ...

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Chile power plugs and sockets, telephones

CHILE: DOCUMENTS Documents: To enter Chile, you must present your passport with a residual validity of at least six months at the time of entering the country. Even children and minors must have a personal passport. Entry visa: To enter ...

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Paraná: a territory of waterfalls and highlands

Paraná is one of the three states that make up the southern region of Brazil (Região Sul do Brasil). This is the smallest of the country’s five statistical regions. Very short is the coast line that this state has along ...

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The climate of Paraná: when to go in Paraná

The Paraná territory is subject to a sub-tropical climate, which can be divided into three different climatic areas. The flat areas along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean have a sub-tropical climate characterized by very hot summers, mild winters, and ...

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The state of Rio de Janeiro: tropical beaches and mountains

The state of Rio de Janeiro, although small in size, is one of the most developed and populous in Brazil. The territory of the state is located along the coast of the Atlantic ocean. The coastline stretches for over 600 ...

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The climate of the state of Rio de Janeiro: when to go

The climate of the state of Rio de Janeiro is hot and humid along the coast, while it is temperate and humid in the interior at higher altitudes. The flat areas of the state have a semi-humid tropical climate, with ...

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Piauí: cave paintings, spectacular rocks and rivers

Piauí is a state in the north-east of Brazil, which has the particularity of the Brazilian states to have the shortest stretch of coast among those facing the ocean. In fact, it extends along the Atlantic Ocean for just over ...

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The climate of Piauí: when to go to Piauí

Piauí has a warm tropical climate, with two distinct seasons, a wet and rainy one between December and May, and a dry season between June and November. Temperatures are quite high, especially inland, with maximum values between September and December. ...

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Pernambuco: colonial history, beaches and sugar cane

The state of Pernambuco is a small state in northeastern Brazil. The main city and the capital of the state is Recife, a large industrial city with a rich historical past. Pernambuco has a long and narrow shape, to the ...

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The climate of Pernambuco: when to go to Pernambuco

The state of Pernambuco is formed by a long and narrow strip of territory that enters the interior of northeastern Brazil, its conformation means that the climate of the state varies considerably based on the distance from the sea and ...

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Olinda: a beautiful colonial town protected by UNESCO

The city of Olinda, located a few kilometers north of Recife in Brazil, was founded by the Portuguese in 1535, and was one of the first settlements founded by Europeans in Brazil. At the beginning of the seventeenth century the ...

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Rio Grande do Norte: sand dunes and beaches

The state of Rio Grande do Norte is located in the Northeast of Brazil, wedged between the Brazilian states of Ceará and Paraíba, and washed by the Atlantic ocean. Its dimensions are comparable to those of the Balkan state of ...

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The climate of Rio Grande do Norte: when to go

The state of Rio Grande do Norte has a warm tropical climate, with significant differences in rainfall between the hot and humid coast and the hot and dry interior. Temperatures are fairly constant in every season of the year and ...

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Rio Grande do Sul: lagoons, canyons and immigration

Rio Grande do Sul is the southernmost state in Brazil. Its territory to the east has a long coastal strip bordered by the Atlantic ocean, while to the south it borders Uruguay, to the west with Argentina, to the north ...

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The climate of Rio Grande do Sul: when to go

The climate of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul is temperate / humid sub-tropical. Its position in the extreme south of the country means that in general there are four seasons relatively well defined as regards the values ...

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Santa Catarina: coast, entertainment, sea and beaches

The state of Santa Catarina is the smallest state in the southern region of Brazil (Região Sul do Brasil). However, this is also between the states with the highest standard of living in Brazil. The capital of the state is ...

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The climate of Santa Catarina: when to go to Santa Catarina

The state of Santa Catarina, located in the southern part of Brazil, has a type of humid sub-tropical climate with rainfall well distributed throughout the year, with not too high variations in seasonal temperatures and with four well-defined seasons, the ...

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Sergipe: beautiful historic cities and beaches

The state of Sergipe is the smallest of the Brazilian states except for the Federal District where the capital Brasilia is located. Its dimensions are slightly higher than those of Slovenia. Sergipe is bathed in the east by the Atlantic ...

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The climate of Sergipe: when to go to Sergipe

The climate of Sergipe is tropical hot and humid along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, while inland it becomes drier, becoming a semi-arid climate in the driest part of the Sertão. Temperatures are quite high and vary little in ...

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São Paulo state of Brazil: coasts, mountains and highlands

The state of São Paulo is by far the most important in Brazil. This state from an economic point of view produces a third of the wealth of the whole country and hosts a fifth of the Brazilian population. This ...

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The climate of the State of São Paulo: when to go

The state of São Paulo has a sub-tropical and tropical climate deeply influenced by the altitude, most of the state, located on the highlands, is affected by the tropical climate of altitude and the sub-tropical climate. In particular, the areas ...

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Paraíba: highlands, sea and tropical beaches

Paraíba is a small state that is part of the Northeast region of Brazil. This state has a short stretch of coast along the Atlantic ocean and is surrounded by the territories of Rio Grande do Norte, Ceará and Pernambuco. ...

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The climate of Paraíba: when to go to Paraíba

Paraíba has a hot humid tropical climate with abundant rains along the coast, which becomes drier in the interior of the state becoming semi-arid in the western region of Sertão Paraíbano. Along the coast, the rains exceed 2,000 mm per ...

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Minas Gerais: colonial art treasures and highlands

The state of Minas Gerais is one of the largest states in Brazil, is in second place by population after that of São Paulo, while it is the fourth largest in the country. The Minas Gerais by extension of its ...

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