Good road and air transport connections
to the capital, Santiago, and to the cities in the north of Chile, Arica,
Antofagasta, Calama and San Pedro de Atacama have helped make this Region
an important stopping place for travelers.
The micro climate of this Region also enables the plants and flowers to
enhance the public and residential areas with various hibiscus, floribunda,
poinsettia and bougainvillea in profusion. Visitors enjoy
lingering in this Region to savour the delights of its many and varied
attractions and to partake in the traditional hospitality, taking time to
taste the local gastronomic dishes, wine and of course to try the 'pisco',
the national drink of Chile, which is made by the distillation of wine into
a type of clear brandy and produced in this Region.