The North American solar eclipse of 2017 elicited great interest in the wonders of the sky. Since then, travellers are globetrotting to get a feel of the next wonders, wherever they occur. 2019 is another year and Chile is one of the best destinations to watch it from.
The Elqui Valley of Chile has gained its spot in the world’s envied stargazing destinations. The valley, reputed for its astronomical observatories, is an ideal spot for watching the total solar eclipse due to its absence of human-made light, and its clear skies. On July 2nd, over 250,000 visitors will troop to the destination to experience totality, for two full minutes.
So, as you plan to travel to Chile to witness the historic total eclipse, ensure that you plan on where you intend to lodge. Below are 4 family-friendly hotels in Chile that you can book for your entire stay.
Nestled in the Elqui Valley, the Indomito Elqui hotel provides a serene environment where nature and silence are the main hosts. The facility is located 18 km from Pisco Elqui town, the host town of the famous Elqui Valley.
Its proximity to the Montegrande villages, described as magical, provides an allure of ecotourism and cultural activities. Guests can arrange fun activities such as hiking, fishing, and horse riding. The facility has a 24-hour front desk to arrange tours to unique sites of the Andes Mountain Range.
The bungalows feature private bathrooms, fully equipped kitchenettes, and terraces that offer a panoramic view of the mountains. The facility does not have electricity so that you will experience a natural stargazing experience, at night.
Located in La Serena, Cabañas Florencia is only 150 m from the beach. Its 10 Km distance from the La Florida Airport makes it ideal for both local and international tourists.
The facility features self-catering lodging with a fully furnished kitchen. Visitors will also enjoy a continental breakfast each morning at the premises. The units feature a living and dining area equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Also, the units have a private bathroom. Each of its rooms has free Wi-Fi. The terraces of the Facility offer magnificent views of the sea. For visitors with their own vehicles, Cabañas Florencia provides free parking.
Cabañas Florencia has a barbecue area and an outdoor children’s playground to give ample space for outdoor activities. Additionally, the property has a garden where guests can relax as they watch the clear night skies of Chile.
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The hotel, located 12 km from Pisco Elqui provides self-catering accommodation in Alcohuaz. It has a kitchen with a fridge, oven, kettle, and a coffee maker. The range of activities provided in the area includes fishing, hiking, horse riding, and star gazing. The nearby airport is La Florida Airport, located 76 km from the property.
Perched on the hills surrounding Pisco Elqui, Cabanas Caballieri offers bungalows fitted with satellite TV and a private bathroom. The hotel has five cabanas and one apartment, offering you unqualified privacy and tranquillity. Some cottages have air conditioning and a fully-equipped kitchen. Also, the facility has daily maid services for its visitors.
The hotel has a luggage storage area and a tour desk. The reception area has free Wi-Fi. The facility has barbecue facilities, a spacious garden, and a terrace to view the scenic views of the mountains and the clearest skies in the world. Visitors can enjoy several activities, including horseback riding and cycling. The area is also home to some of Chile’s best vineyards. El Cielo, Cancana and Mamullca observatories are 16, 15, 45 km away respectively.
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