It is not only a safe region in a safe country. Despite its expanse, Chilean Patagonia unites excellent qualities that make it extremely safe, especially if you decide to visit alone.
After winning the award “Best Destination for Adventure Tourism in South America” for the fourth consecutive year, there’s no doubt that Chile continues to surprise with its diverse landscapes and multiple tourism options, while also maintaining its excellent reputation within world travel rankings.
In terms of security, as a tourist destination Patagonia always stands out as one of the best places in the country to visit, whether with family, children or alone. In fact, according to the Lonely Planet guide book, it’s the actual tourists that categorize the region as one of the safest in the world. If you want to know more about what makes Patagonia so safe, click here.
Concerning security, as a tourist destination, Patagonia always stands out as one of the best places in the country to visit, whether with family, children or alone. In fact, according to the Lonely Planet guidebook, it’s the actual tourists that categorize the region as one of the safest in the world. If you want to know more about what makes Patagonia so safe, click here.
If you’re planning your next solo travel trip, continue reading to find out why Chilean Patagonia is a safe place to travel alone.
Latin America is safe
For the most part, Latin America is a safe place to go on vacation as it meets certain standards on crucial issues such as road safety, general security, and medical attention.
This is the verdict of the latest report of International SOS, the world's largest travel security services firm, which develops ratings to measure travel risk levels in countries worldwide, as well as an annual Travel Risk Map.
So if you’ve got itchy feet and are choosing your next travel destination, put Latin America on your radar again. Not only will you feel safe – above all in countries such as Chile and Uruguay that lead the travel security rankings – but you will also be able to make good friends and experience breathtaking landscapes without forking out large sums of money.
Chile, an unmissable destination
Whether traveling in a group or alone, this country is a must-see for tourists. And while some foreigners give advice to compatriots visiting Chile like “take care of your valuables when taking a bus,” the general security conditions in Chile are right.
Pointedly, according to the Chilean Association of Tourism Companies (Achet), 6.4 million foreign visitors were expected to have entered the country in 2017, placing Chile among the states that receive the highest number of international visitors in the region.
This is not only thanks to the country’s economic stability or the recognition given by the World Travel Awards (the “Oscars” of tourism) for the past four years, but also for all the acknowledgments that Chile receives in the international media, specialized travel publications, and prestigious guidebooks.
For example, in 2018 Lonely Planet chose Chile as a “must-see destination” of the year due to its diverse landscapes and ranked it first in its Best in Travel 2018 collection, highlighting Santiago as one of the most modern and easily reached cities due to its excellent connectivity.
Patagonia does not disappoint
If you want to rest, southern Chile won’t let you down. And if you're going to travel safely, Patagonia won’t disappoint you either. What’s more, if you travel here with a prestigious travel company you won’t only receive good service but also useful tips on what to do when you arrive.
Along the same lines, we advise you to stay in recommended places (there are many in all price ranges in Patagonia) or that have good ratings on websites such as Trip Advisor. You will be able to meet people of all nationalities that are taking a similar break to your own, and may also be traveling alone.
When you go on excursions or hike in Patagonia, the best company – beyond another person – is a fitting jacket. You should also dress in layers and charge your camera or Smartphone to take good photos. If you plan to camp, a good tent and appropriate equipment will also be necessary. Never forget to take a cell phone solar charger, first aid kit, tinned food and cash with you.
If you have already traveled solo, don’t hesitate to repeat the experience next time in Patagonia. Although it’s an outdoor destination with a laid-back pace, this does not mean it is uncared for. On the contrary, people increasingly live and travel here, so there’s nothing insecure about it.
The key is to be well informed. Not only about places to stay, eat or visit; it’s also crucial that you move around with prominent and well-respected transport companies which, in addition to providing an excellent service, will also give you the best advice to make sure you have an unforgettable time.