A wedding is a wonderful occasion, but the honeymoon, the first journey made as a married couple, is even more important, so choosing the perfect location can make it a truly life-changing experience. While the conventional options are always on the table, like France, Italy or Greece, which certainly entertain newlyweds, steering away from the destinations everyone visits and towards unique places might perfectly accommodate the special honeymoon vibe. One such beautiful location is Chile, where many luxuries and activities can be found.
Torres del Paine National Park offers a variety of things to do in nature, including multi-sport adventures and wildlife watching. Its main attraction, though, is EcoCamp Patagonia, the first and best dome hotel in the world, located in the middle of the Park. Whether trekking through stunning Patagonian landscapes, doing yoga in the sun or simply sleeping under the stars, this is the ideal destination for honeymooning nature-lovers. Having said that, this place is not just for sports enthusiasts to enjoy. Sit back with a tablet full of books and games. There are free or cheap ebooks aplenty on Kindle and you can find some tropical themed slot games to accompany your stay; with no deposit you can even keep what you win. The waters of the 28m² lake of Nordenskjöld that feed into Lake Pehoe through the beautiful Salto Grand waterfall also create a relaxing ambience for whatever visitors like to do. Holistic leisure is part of the Park’s purpose, no less than adventuring off the beaten track.
Santiago, Chile’s capital, boasts one of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants: Boragó. It is the result of Chef Rodolfo Guzmán’s efforts in delivering the very best of his country’s natural flavors. What better excuse to splurge on fine cuisine than a honeymoon? On the other hand, in the event that a reservation is impossible or the pricing is too steep, an endemic course amounting to around $107, a Boragó book is also available for $50.95 detailing the chef’s gastronomical wisdom. After all, spending time cooking as a couple is known to be a far more rewarding experience. For extra activities, make use of handy apps, like Google Trips, to find local attractions. Santiago will have much to choose from, including performances at the Centro Gabriela Mistral, named after the first Latin American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, and the Cerro San Cristóbal, a park with the best viewpoints of the city, not to mention a zoo, botanical garden and swimming pools.
Apart from planning the wedding, have a think about what your honeymoon is meant to be about. Decide how to get the most out of this special time together. Chile is an example out of many destinations able to fulfil desires that deviate from the traditional Parisian or Venetian holidays. Go on a hiking trip. Immerse the senses in another culture’s sights, scents and tastes, building lifelong memories with your other half that may not have been as strong if made on a typical honeymoon. A happy, loving journey makes a marriage that much stronger.