Its varied geography allows a visit to Chile in any season. Spring (September to November) and at harvest in the fall (from February to April) are preferable in order to visit Santiago and the central part of the country. In summer (December to March) it is more appropriate visiting natural places like Paine National Park in Magallanes and the lakes region.
The ski season attracts many foreigners during the winter (June to August).
Easter Island has a milder climate, lower prices and fewer tourists in the low season.
The Juan Fernandez archipelago is not accessible when there are winter rains because the airstrips are spoiled:
The ideal time to visit it is the in March.
Holidays and Celebrations.
The Easter holidays and Christmas are the most important national celebrations, but there are many secular celebrations in September, as the National Independence Day, on the 18th (with animated demonstrations), and Armed Forces Day, on the 19th. Among the innumerable local cultural festivals, Andacollo, north of the capital, celebrates the day of Virgen del Rosario, perhaps the most unusual of all, which attracts pilgrims every December from faraway places like Bolivia.
Groups of dances inspired in Asian dances accompany a procession with the Virgin image up to a sanctuary. Horse racing and cockfighting provide additional distractions to the crowd that camping in the surrounding hills.