GoChile.com offers up some insight and advice on geocaching in Chile:
Where to Practice
Although the sport is very recent, nearly 340.000 hidden caches exist in more that 130 countries around the world. The numbers in South America are growing, with about 500 caches (as of Nov, 2006) and Chile being the most developed geocaching country with around 165. We hope that soon more gocachers will unite us.
Geocaching is not solely about searching, but also hiding caches. For more information on how to hide caches, refer to Geocaching.com.
You can search geocaches in Chile, from Geocaching.com with the link below:
- Take the same precautions that you would when you go on a hike or trekking trip.
- Advise or warn someone about your travel itinerary
- Take a map, water, sun protection and a flashlight in case the night catches you in the way.
- Do not underestimate the time for the trip. The distance of the GPS indicates a direct route.
- Choose a cache in accordance with the difficulty and your abilities as well as the people who are accompanying you.
- It is convenient that you familiarize yourself with the area through a topo map and identify the possible obstacles and dangers.
While you are in Chile, you might also want to plan a trip to Rapa Nui island (aka Easter Island, Spanish: Isla de Pascua). Do a little more geocaching and sightseeing amongst ancient stone statues, called "moai" by the islanders.
Got a case of Wanderlust? Thinking about living abroad? A US expat currently living in Chile, Leslie Foreman's site (www.leslieforman.com) has some great tips on how to become a global citizen! Also, read her article on Brazen Life; How to Launch Your Career Overseas.