Bio-Bio

Cobquecura

Cobquecura is a village with 1.089 inhabitants. Cobquecura is a village built over an old settlement from native fishermen. During the XIX century Cobquecura was an important wheat production centre, product which was loaded at Buchupureo. Walk along its main street of this neat and charming village with commerce and tourist restaurants and visit the church, built with large stones. The [...] Read more ››

Fort Santa Juana de Guadalcazar

Fort Santa Juana de Guadalcazar is a National Monument. Represents another one of the defensive fortress of the the Bio-Bío river line. Founded in 1626 by Luis Fernandez de Cordova y Arce, it was destroyed several times. In the reconstruction of 1739 it was surrounded with pits, turning it in island, with a steep wall of hexagonal stone and a [...] Read more ››

Contulmo

Is a town with a population reaching 2000 inhabitants. It was founded originally as a fort in 1868 by Cornelio Saavedra, in his passage towards Purén. He received in 1884 a group of craftsmen and agriculturists coming from Berlin, who gave impulse to the region, establishing the first German school that was in the country, in 1893. In the [...] Read more ››

Tirúa

(same level place ) The town of Tirúa has around 1,600 inhabitants. In this coastal area around 140 mapuche families are dedicated to the harvesting of cochayuyo (sea plant), denominated scientifically as Antarctica Durvillea, that is developed in the rocky fronts with the strong swell, being in the open only in the lowest tides. Between December and February, it is frequent [...] Read more ››

Nacimiento

Nacimiento is a city from the south of Chile, situated 27,34 miles from the city of Angol, located in a rock of the mountain range of Nahuelbuta that watches at an ample valley towards the east. It has a great industrial development, thanks to the plants of cellulose Inforsa (1964) and Santa Fe (1991), in addition to great sawmills. Located [...] Read more ››

Collipulli

(Red Earth) Collipulli is a town located on the surroundings of Angol in the VIII region of Bio-Bio, it has around 12.000 inhabitants. Located on a hill, it counts on a pretty municipal building and a commercial street. Collipulli is associated to the agricultural, forest activity and services. In this sense, although the grounds with agricultural capacity of use predominate, [...] Read more ››

Ñuble National Reserve

Administered by CONAF, it includes the mountain range border area between Chillán volcano and the North shore of the Lagoon of the Laja (Laguna del Laja). In the entrance, next to the Diguillín river (Rio Diguillin) and with magnificent views, summits and forests of height, is a day-care center and office where is provided information of its resources, sectors and [...] Read more ››

Las Trancas Valley

(The Poles Valley) Las Trancas Valley is a typical mountain range town of colorful constructions, located in an esplanade surrounded by beautiful cliffs and forests of lengas and coigües that changes of tonalities in the course of the year, turning their leaves more reddish in autumn and retaking their intense greenness in spring, on the ground covered with ferns and copihues [...] Read more ››

Arauco

(Water of greda) The locality of Arauco has around 12 thousand inhabitants and it is only 45 miles away from the city of Concepción. It is a calm town, surrounded by hills, with a beautiful white sand beach. The town of Arauco was founded in 1555 by Pedro of Valdivia and transferred to its present location in 1590, on the [...] Read more ››

Chillán

(The falling down of what is being brought) The city of Chillán is the capital of the province of Ñuble  in the VIII-Region of Bio-Bio, placed  on an extensive plain, between the mountain range of La Costa and summits of The Andes, Chillán is located 247 miles to the south of Santiago and 65 miles of the city of Los [...] Read more ››