Filming locations in Chile cover a wide variety of options due to the natural and also cultural diversity of the country.
Chile offers natural locations with drastically varying landscapes. In fact, you can go from desert or mountainous terrain to lush forests and coastal areas in no time. There are rural settings as well as modernized cities with exotic American-like architecture within short distances of each other.
The South American country has hosted movies such as Quantum of Solace, Death and the Maiden and Motorcycle Diaries.
We have listed below some of the most popular filming locations in Chile.
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The driest desert on the planet lies in the northern fringes of Chile. The Atacama and all of its arid landscapes can be found in a region which also hosts some other spectacular locations like the Andean Highlands, El Tatio Geyser and Dragon Hill.
The centrally located Santiago is the capital of Chile and main production center mostly thanks to the variety of scenery available. Santiago offers mountainous locations that can pass off as the Himalayas. In addition, its center can perfectly double for places like Chicago, Paris or New York.
The coastal city of Valparaiso is popular for its colorful steep landscape and clifftop homes. The town saw an influx of European immigrants in the 19th century. Thus, it still bears a good variety of European architecture and culture.
Southern Chile hosts the Chiloe Archipelago, a collection of beautiful islands and the indigenous home to the Mapuche people. Castro is the Capital of Chiloe, but lacks modern infrastructure. However, the colorful fishing towns and villages have an attractive natural glow with scenic backdrops.
Queulat National Park
This region in the extreme southern fringes of Chile offers some of the most spectacular hanging glaciers in the world. The 1,541 km² of ice-capped mountains makes it one of the filming locations in Chile that would suffice as a perfect alternative to filming in Antarctica.
The remote Polynesian Islands locally referred to as Isla de Pascua or Rapa Nui are famous for their stone carvings of human figures with exaggerated heads called Moai. The islands are one of the most remote inhabited places in the world.