Chile’s offshore assets are as alluring as the mainland. Each year, thousands of tourists make the five-hour plane journey to Easter Island, now one of the most popular travel destinations for overseas visitors. Abandoned in the Pacific Ocean, thousands of miles from the mainland, it is famous for its Moai sculptures and ancient cultural celebrations.
The Juan Fernandez Islands were used as the basis for Robinson CrusoeâDaniel Defoe’s classic novel. However, tourism has never really taken off here, despite the fact that it is much closer to the mainland than Easter Island. However, the Islands are beautiful and well worth the effortâthe road less traveled doesn’t get much more remote then this.