The 62nd Anniversary of the Torres del Paine National Park
On May 13th each year, we celebrate the birthday of this beautiful place in the extreme south of Chile. There are many reasons why this Biosphere Reserve is a dream destination for many nature and adventure lovers. Some even consider it to be the eighth wonder of the world for its impressive beauty.
Millions of people across the globe join together on April 22nd each year to celebrate this important day for the environment. For Tierra Hotels, it’s a very special date – after all, our name “Tierra” literally means “Earth” in Spanish. This day represents the spirit of what we do and the type of tourism we promote, respecting nature with concrete actions, alongside local communities.
Artisan craftwork using volcanic rock
Alejandro González is considered a Living Human Treasure, for preserving the ancient customs of the town of Toconao in San Pedro de Atacama. His artistic presentations are recognized in his traditional music and carvings in pumice stone. His sculptures are part of the decoration in the hotel Tierra Atacama.
11 Conservation targets in Torres del Paine National Park
In Chilean Patagonia there are some basic rules that we must comply with in order to protect its fragile ecosystem. The beautiful landscapes of the extreme Southern cone contain a rich biodiversity, important archeological sites, and an invaluable history which must all be protected by those who traverse its paths.
Why is the Atacama Desert called the “driest desert in the world”?
One of the most impressive places in the north of Chile is San Pedro de Atacama. Not only do its landscapes look like they’re on another planet, but also its soil, which is used by scientists to simulate the experience of stepping on Mars. The wind flow, the ocean currents and the surrounding mountains are some of the factors which create these fascinating and unique conditions.
Tierra Chiloé: Collaborative design
Surrounded by incredible natural landscapes, Tierra Chiloe also astounds for its detailed interiors. In this video, Alexandra Edwards and Carolina del Piano tell us what leading this project meant for them, and about their special focus which goes beyond just the aesthetics.
“The Torres del Paine Park has seen a recovery like never before”
Basilio Reinike, Head of Excursions at Tierra Patagonia, speaks with us about the different activities that can be done in this incredible part of Chile and some of the positive consequences that this forced pause has had in nature, due to the restrictions in the national park.
A friendly greeting from Chiloé
Our dear friend Sandra Naiman sent us this video with a kind message for everyone who has visited or plans to visit the beautiful island of Quinchao to get to know her farm, her home, her animals and along the way, learn a bit about traditional Chilote agriculture.
9 Reasons to postpone – not cancel – your vacation
In an era of uncertainty across the globe, it’s not surprising for this dilemma circling in your mind. At Tierra Hotels we want to help you to make a wise and informed decision so that instead of not traveling at all, you can plan your vacation for a later date and at the same time aid in the development of responsible tourism.
Patagonia Weather: What to wear for excursions
The unpredictable Patagonia weather means we must be well-prepared when we go out on excursions. During a hike it’s not unusual to experience sunshine, rain, wind and even snow. For this reason we are sharing some recommendations so that you can choose the proper clothing before starting your journey to the extreme south of the world.
Tierra Hotels among the Top 25 in South America
The prestigious travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler announced the winners of the 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards, with Tierra Patagonia ranked as the #5 Best Resort in South America and all three Tierra Hotels placing within the Top 25 Resorts in the region.
Healthy connections with nature
The archipelago of Chiloé is not only a destination filled with stunning scenery, but is also a place with a special geography which enables visitors to experience a sense of oneness with the wild. Eduardo Angulo, the Resident Manager of Tierra Chiloé, tells us how he and his team are preparing to welcome guests again, in the heart of this wonderful island in the south of Chile.