VALLE DE ELQUI
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Said to be the magnetic centre of the world, the fertile Elqui Valley in situated in the Coquimbo Region IV of Chile, in the desert mountains of the Andes Ranges, not far from the Argentina border. This is a 150-mile-long oasis surrounded by arid mountains that stretches from the Pacific Ocean to the Argentine border.
The Valley's ideal climate has made it Chile's premier travel destination; sun worshippers love its average of over 300 sunny days a year, astronomy buffs come for its night sky, and New Age folks swear by its mystic energy. The most famous product in the Elqui Valley is the pisco, Chile's national alcohol. The valley's unique location and temperature make it an ideal place for growing grapes, and vineyards can be seen everywhere. http://www.abroaderview.org/elquivalley.php