This recognition positions O'Higgins as a destination to be considered for travelers seeking authentic experiences in 2024.

The O'Higgins Region has been recognized as one of the standout tourist destinations for the year 2024, according to the annual list of '52 Places to Visit' compiled by the prestigious New York Times. This ranking, curated by specialized journalists, spans various categories such as adventure, architecture, arts, events, family, food and drink, history, and nature, among others.

"This often-overlooked region south of Santiago has faced changing weather, forest fires threatening centuries-old vineyards, frequent earthquakes, and underrated traditions. In response, a group of local chefs, winemakers, and artisanal producers have come together to preserve their rural identity. In late 2023, their initiative, known as the 'Ruta de los Abastos' (Route of the Provisions), began offering rural culinary experiences to connect visitors with beekeepers, oyster farmers, and other local producers", explains the New York Times in the publication.

The article also highlights the presence of markets and restaurants showcasing regional ingredients, such as El Abasto in the city of Rancagua and establishments based in vineyards, like Food and Wine Studio and the luxurious Viña Vik. Local products such as lamb raised in the area, salt from the coast in Cáhuil, and the distinctive low-alcohol wine called chacolí are featured in the region's culinary offerings, with the Valley of Colchagua taking center stage.

New York Times also commended accommodations and the culinary scene in Punta de Lobos, Pichilemu, the spectacular beach recognized as the Surf Capital of Chile: "Along the coast around Pichilemu and Punta de Lobos, amid minimalist beach accommodations like Hotel Alaia, local seafood dominates with natural wine lists, as found in Maral".

In addition, the list includes the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, the world's largest salt flat. Through the link, you can fulfill your dream of setting foot on this fantastic destination.

The complete list of the 52 places to visit in 2024 by the New York Times

  1. The Path of Totality, North America
  2. Paris, France
  3. Yamaguchi, Japan
  4. New Zealand by Train
  5. Maui, Hawaii
  6. Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni, Arizona
  7. Singapore
  8. O'Higgins, Chile
  9. Ladakh, India
  10. Geneva, Switzerland
  11. Dominica, The Caribbean
  12. Manchester, England
  13. Craters of the Moon, Idaho
  14. Baltimore, Maryland
  15. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
  16. Negombo, Sri Lanka
  17. Massa-Carrara, Italy
  18. Bannau Brycheiniog, Wales
  19. Morocco
  20. Valencia, Spain
  21. Kansas City, Missouri
  22. Antananarivo, Madagascar
  23. Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
  24. Lake Toba, Indonesia
  25. Almaty, Kazakhstan
  26. Quito, Ecuador
  27. Mingan Archipelago, Quebec
  28. Montgomery, Alabama
  29. Tasmania, Australia
  30. Waterford, Ireland
  31. Tsavo National Park, Kenya
  32. Brasilia, Brazil
  33. El Salvador
  34. Koh Ker, Cambodia
  35. Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland
  36. Montevideo, Uruguay
  37. Mustang, Nepal
  38. Vienna, Austria
  39. Brisbane, Australia
  40. Pasadena, California
  41. Hurghada, Egypt
  42. Border Waters, Minnesota
  43. Thessaloniki, Greece
  44. Normandy, France
  45. Granada, The Caribbean
  46. The Costa Rica Trail
  47. Alban Hills
  48. Whitehorse, Yukon
  49. Choquequirao, Peru
  50. Dresden, Germany
  51. Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, Mexico
  52. Flamingo, Florida

If you wish to explore the best places in the O'Higgins Region, you can contact for more information or make reservations through the suggestions on Live the Experience.

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