Wedged between Regions V and VI and bound to the east by the Andes mountains, the Metropolitan Region is the only one that does not border on the Pacific Ocean. Covering an area of 15,500 sq km, similar to that of Hawaii, it is home to over 5.5 million people, sporting by far the highest population density in Chile.

This region combines bustling Santiago, the seat of government, with placid little towns dotting the countryside and superb ski resorts just one hour from downtown Santiago. Narrow valleys that wind deep into the Andes, vineyards, thermal springs and a national park high up in the mountains are some of its attractions.

The climate is of a temperate-semiarid sort, with well-marked seasons, perfectly dry summers, moderately rainy winters (ca. 300mm of rainfall per year), polychrome springs and rust-colored autumns. Smog levels in Santiago peak in the winter months. Summer highs hover around 30°C (86°F), lows around 12°C (54°F). Winter lows fall to some 2°C (36°F), highs stay around 12°C (54°F), but may occasionally climb to 18°C (64°C).

- Trekking

- Horseback Riding




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