We travelled very quickly through Northern Chile. this didn't stop us drinking our fair share of good cheap wine. The waves here are fairly gnarly.

We travelled here between 01/12/11 - 13/12/11


Arica - Busy city

  • World class gnarly waves, check out El Gringo
  • Surf House Hostal -  Large common room and spacious kitchen

Iquique - Coastal city

  • Hostal La Casona 1920 - Run by young friendly people, 5minute walk to the beach
  • More gnarly waves

Santiago - Relaxed and efficient city

  • Green House Hostal - Clean and well run family hostel.
  • Enjoy the luxuries of a new and modern looking city
  • Travel not far from the city to enjoy great rock climbing and spekky views
  • Climb to 2800m in the Andes and enjoy the view from a bus window between Santiago to Mendoza

Pichilemu - Laid back surf town

  • Hostal Bahia - Cheap self contained cabins as well as dorm rooms
  • Enjoy surfing the wave Punta de Lobos