Located one hour away from Santiago, in the Cajón del Maipo, this protected area encompasses the Rio Morales canyon and the adjoining hills, part of the Andes mountain range. Due to its climate conditions the park is closed between May and September. The best time to visit it is from December to March.
Amongst the hills surrounding the canyon, El Morado is the highest one, reaching 5,060 mts msl (16,596 ft). The local fauna stands out for its bird species, the most notable being the large hummingbird, the cometocino and the austral thrush. The vegetal species include Andean hard-leaf thickets, mountain olives, white herbs and green foxtail plants.
Some of the more spectacular places in the park are the El Morado lagoon and the San Francisco glacier. A trail leads to both of these areas, taking approximately 2 hours to hike.
Gastronomy in the central zone of Chile, there is a wide choice of dishes throughout the year, you can't go in chile without having tasted the traditional Chilean empanadas or without having tasted a good vinochileno. The charquicán, casserole or the sopaipillas with pebre to spend the cold winter or preparations made from corn such as pastel de choclo and the tamales that are characteristic of summer. Also you can refresh with a good motto with huesillo peach and mote.
You can also find a variety of fish and shellfish that are located along the Chilean coast. Stew of conger eel, clams with Parmesan cheese, shrimp empanadas and oysters PIL pil are just some of the dishes more characteristic and favourite of the country.
The weather in the Metropolitan Region is temperate with rains in winter and very dry summers. The average annual temperature is around 20 ° C. In winter is around 8 ° C and in summer temperatures easily surpass 30 ° C. It’s important to be well hydrated and apply sunscreen
Do not litter on parks or streets. Taking care of our environment is everyone's responsibility. Avoid fines by following the rules.
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