Chile is a long, narrow country along the southern half of the west coast of South America. The main attractions for tourists visiting Chile are the beautiful landscape and natural wonders situated in the extreme zones of the country. National parks and mountains are popular among tourists for hiking and climbing. During the summer, beach resorts are always packed to the rafters as this is the period that foreign tourists flock into the country. Surfing is a prime activity carried out by tourists at the various beach resorts in the country. Tourists can visit some of the highest volcanoes in the world in Chile. Locals in the country are known to be very friendly and welcoming and this is something to look forward to along with the fine wine that can be gotten in the country.
Chile was the eighth most visited country in the Americas in 2010. A record number which totaled 6,449,993 international tourists visited Chile in 2017, which was a 13.3% increase from the previous year. The average tourist stayed for about 10 nights. The number of tourists visiting Chile is predicted to surpass the 7 million mark in the years to come.
Nationals of the Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, El Salvador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Ireland, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, San Marino, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States, Uruguay, Vietnam can stay in Chile for up to 90 days visa-free. Citizens of Grenada, Greece, Indonesia, and Peru can stay up to 30 days while nationals from the Dominican Republic have this privilege for up to 21 days.