CURICÓ:
This name has its origin in the Mapudungun language, which means "Black Water". This city was founded on October 9, 1743 and currently has a population of more than 114,000 inhabitants.
Its “Plaza de Armas” is one of the most beautiful barrack squares in Chile, declared Typical Zone in 1986. It is known for its ornate palm corresponding to 60 copies of Phoenix canariensis palms; its cast iron kiosk retreta was built in Santiago in 1805 and worked in the style of New Orleans (United States), as well as numerous statues and fountains made in different epochs of Chilean history.
Curicó is the gateway to one of the main wine valleys of Chile, most traditional, where there is a great diversity of terroirs and centuries-old vineyards that give life to strains with unique and unrepeatable characteristics, awash in tradition, history and modernity.

What to visit in the city:
- Plaza de Armas, one of the most beautiful in Chile, declared Typical Zone.
- Cerro Condell, is a hill where the whole city, surrounding valley and mountain ranges of the Andes mountain and the coast is observed.
- Alameda Manso de Velasco is the name as known the main street, dating from the founding of the city, with lush vegetation, lush trees, is a regular walk of “curicanos” (inhabitants of Curico).
- Church of San Francisco, declared National Monument (currently under reconstruction).
- Visit to the Curicó Valley Wine Route, Telephone: 56-75-2328972; website www.rutadelvinocurico.cl


NEARBY PLACES
“Los Queñes”
Place the pre Andes located at the confluence of the Claro rand Teno rivers, 55 kms. east of Curicó, in the municipality of Romeral. It has areas suitable for trekking, kayaking, rafting, fishing, hiking and horseback riding along the "Ruta de los Arrieros"( drovers route) to the San Pedro Baths and Teno Lagoon.
In this town it stands "The Customs of Los Queñes" built in 1900 and declared a historical monument in 1998, thanks to this famous passage made their journey "The Dragons of General Freire" important achievement of the Liberation Army.

Data
- Los Queñes Inn
Address: 36 km Road to Los Queñes, Romeral.
Phone: (56-9) 951 33 193
Web: www.hosterialosquenes.cl
Rafting, kayaking, hiking and snowshoeing
Web: www.chileanadventures.com

Radal “Siete Tazas” (Seven Cups) National Reserve
Located in the Andean foothills to 45 km. southeast of Molina town at an altitude ranging from 600 to 2,156 meters above sea level. The reserve was declared as such in 1981 and is located in the basin of Claro river.
The climate is temperate, very hot and dry in summer. Its flora is characterized by species unique of the Maule Region, including cypress mountain and Maitén species. As for the wildlife, the most common species are foxes and pigeons.
This book highlights the sequence of seven waterfalls and their respective pools, in which a background of black basaltic rock of the Claro river is seen. The waterfalls are surrounded by a tight cliffs and lush backwoods radales, coihues, oaks and cypresses cordilleranos.
The "Parque Inglés” (English Park) is located 9 km to El Radal sector, where you can camp under leafy trees or picnicking near the river. You can also develop adventure tourism activities, excursions, trekking, experience wildlife, kayaking, horseback riding, camping and photography, among others.
Data
La Flor de la Canela Inn
Location: sector English park
Phone: (56-75) 249 16 13
Campground & cottages Santa Brígida
Location: road El Radal Km 40
Phone: (56-9) 827 68 259


Vichuquén and its Lake
It is a town with over 420 years of history, charm and tradition. Unique in Chile for its mysticism, Vichuquén was declared "typical zone" by the colonial architecture of the old town, which together with the beautiful handicrafts in white clay, wood, stone and fabrics make this town the perfect place for a walk or bike ride.
The lake of the same name is located 119 km to the coast of Curicó. It covers an area of 40 square km and is located 18 meters above sea level, has warm waters and is surrounded along its banks by dense and lush pine forests.
On its banks there are summer homes and some campsites, lodging and food. It also has excellent hotel infrastructure. The main recreational activities include water sports such as water skiing, sailing and windsurfing.
Data
- Web: www.turismovichuquen.cl
- Parador Hotel
Address: Calle comercio, N ° 329, Vichuquén
Phone: (56 75) 257-08-04


Iloca and Duao
The name "Iloca" comes from Mapudungun term “ilokan”, which means slaughter (killing an animal to extract the meat). This popular spa was founded in 1871 and is located in 243 km towards the coast of the city of Curicó.
It stands out for its delicious local cuisine, dominated by fish and seafood; a wonderful extension of beach with beautiful and refurbished coastal, summer’s houses, active trade and comfortable hotels, being the busiest resort of the Curicó coast.
Following the road to Iloca you reach to Duao, Spa located at km 248 towards the coast from the city of Curicó and belongs to the commune of Licantén. This beautiful dark sandy beach, boasts the second the country's largest artisanal fisherman's Cove which makes it an important social Center.
It has excellent hotels and restaurants famous for its rich gastronomy where tourists can enjoy magnificent preparations base to large local production of fish and seafood.
Data
Iloca Hotel
Phone: 75-1983751
Web: www.hoteliloca.cl

“Donde Gilberto” Inn
Fono: 56-75 1983768 (telephony rural)
Web: www.dondegilberto.cl

Iloca Inn
Phone: 75-1983780 / 9-9171011
Web:
www.hosteriailoca.cl