Shopping Destination in South America
FOR ARGENTINEANS, URUGUAYANS, PARAGUAYANS, AND OTHER CITIZENS IN THE REGION, THIS COUNTRY HAS BECOME THE BENCHMARK FOR THIS KIND OF TOURISM AS ITS PRICE AND PRODUCT OFFERS ARE VERY ATTRACTIVE
Chile is the world's longest nation in the world and treasures awesome places for curious travelers. The land of poet Pablo Neruda is world reference, as it is the country where the oldest mummies in history have been found. The driest desert on planet Earth (Atacama) is located there as well as the largest copper and gold mine excavated on surface (Chuquicamata). The nation with impressive gastronomy records is the same nation with greatest bread consumption in Latin America. The same country where in 2017, the longest football game in history was ever played.
The puzzling Eastern Island's Moai statues, the glamorous capital city, the Pacific Jewel Valparaiso, Torres de Paine National Park, fantastic beaches…chile may well be, no doubt, one of the most attractive tourist destinations in South America due to its diverse geography, natural landscapes, and ancient relics.
However, Chile has become, for Argentineans, Uruguayans, Paraguayans, and other South American citizens the benchmark to go shopping, as prices and products offers are very attractive, compared to the rest of the countries in the region.
You can travel there and find everything you need in any of the two free trade zones or duty-free ports (Iquique and Punta Arenas). Besides, you can meet all your needs in every Chilean city, which houses majestic shopping centers or malls, made up of shops of any kind. In trading terms, Chile is heaven. Free trade agreements with China, Japan, South Korea, and the United States are still in effect. Such agreements allow imported articles from those nations going up to 70% cheaper than those we can find in Argentina, for instance. Don't you dare to cross the mountain chain and take a plane just to go shopping on weekend? You just have to be patient as crossing the border may result in a three or more hours delay in certain days or hours.