Rural Tourism at the Coast of Poets
There is a marked trend towards the tourist enjoyment of the rural.
Because the rural is an alternative for leisure, especially for the inhabitants of large cities, such as Santiago or abroad, eager to enjoy the landscape, learn some rural task, consume natural products, or learn about the idiosyncrasies of the deep interior.
In this sense, in the Litoral de Los Poetas, there is an attractive offer that combines peasant traditions, typical foods, and the cordial and simple treatment of those who live here.
Here we present a series of interesting rural places to visit so that you are encouraged to visit them with us.
It is a rural sector of the province of San Antonio, located in the commune of El Quisco. This place has been inhabited since the last ice age (11,000 AD). A typical place where the Spanish and the Chilean merge. It was a commission of Alonso de Córdova in 1570 and was part of the road from San Antonio to Valparaíso. The main historical-religious attraction is the Church of the town, built-in 1815 with colonial architecture. After mass, you can visit the fair where you can find products such as homemade jams, artisan chocolates, Chilean sweets, empanadas, bread, artisanal liquors, among others. In addition to local crafts such as weaving, crocheting, ceramics, and carved wood.
Some places of interest are the Colonial Church Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes de Totoral, declared a National Monument; Colonial Museum; the artisan fair and the parish cemetery, which was created in 1820.
The country area from which this seaside resort on the Litoral came off owes its name. It is a rural sector that still maintains peasant customs. Its inhabitants to agriculture have specialized, in the cultivation of carnations, the production of honey, and wool handicrafts. Here exquisite jams, the typical kneaded bread, and empanadas are born.
Located 7 kilometers from Cartagena, this little town dates from the year 1726.
It is located in a favorable position, in the center of a fertile valley.
The roads that linked Valparaíso with Santiago crossed through this town, the people who made this route changed their horses, rested, ate, and even stayed overnight due to the weather.
In the 19th century, it became an important agricultural and livestock center, a town with good inns, social, and religious activity.
Later it became the administrative, educational and economic center of Cartagena.
The main economic activity is agriculture and growing wine-growing activity (Viña Casa Marín for example).
The 1906 earthquake destroyed most of this town, so people began to move to the Cartagena commune.
Some attractions of this place are the Church of Lo Abarca, which has been remodeled due to its destruction in multiple earthquakes, the only thing that remains of the catastrophes is the bell tower. And the El Sauce restaurant, which is considered one of the best places to eat barbecue on the Central Coast.
National Monuments by the Poets Coast
Get to know the most important historical monuments of the Central Coast, dictated by the Council of National Monuments.
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Beautiful nature in the central coast of Chile
Do you want an experience surrounded by nature in the Litoral de Los Poetas?
Here we leave you some interesting alternatives to inspire you with the most beautiful natural places on the coast.
The three Greatest of The Poets Coast
The “Litoral”, well known for its many beaches and it’s cultural activity, having many ties to the literature, music and poets. These poets both national and internationally well known; among them the antipoet Nicanor Parra, the poet and politician Pablo Neruda and the creationist Vicente Huidobro.