Talca Travel Guide

  • Talca
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  • Talca
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  • Talca
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Talca Things to Do

  • Viewing the Heavens From Lake Colbun

    Since Lake Colbun is in the foothills of the Andes and removed from any town, the night sky is clear enough to view the heavenly bodies. My son set up powerful binoculars on a stand, pointing out several configurations. One of them was a triangular formation known as The Jewel Box, which is near the Southern Cross--a pattern of stars that can only...

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  • Camping at Lake Colbun

    As we followed the dirt road to the cottage on the lake, we passed this sign for camping.There was a small building by the road where this sign was posted. We didn't take the time to explore the camping area, but for those who enjoy budget traveling, this could be the ticket!Click onto the picture to enlarge the information. It is in Spanish,...

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  • Swimming at Lake Colbun

    I was told that Lake Colbun is deep in places, so lifevests were used when the family went swimming. The water was tempid. A permanent raft of sorts was anchored a small distance from shore. Swimmers found this a nice place to rest after their exertions and a handy perch from which to observe the other activities going on at the lake. These cement...

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  • Fishing at Lake Colbun

    On one day of our stay, the men decided to go fishing, taking my grandson, Daniel with them. Daniel is a bonafide fisherman and usually catches something each time he goes out. This occasion was no different--he was the only person to catch a fish! As the boat approached the dock, we could see him just bursting with excitement. Daniel couldn't wait...

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  • Boating at Lake Colbun

    We visited Lake Colbun for the first time in February. It is a huge manmade lake approximately 30 miles from Talca and sits in the foothills of the Andes. The lake is used for watersports of all kinds!On the weekend we stayed, we had such pleasant weather! As the day progressed, I noticed a few more people had drifted down to the picnic area by the...

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  • Theatre!

    Each time we visit Talca we're shown something different. Our daughter-in-law grew up in this city, so she's usually at the wheel when we drive here to shop or try a new restaurant.This is Talca's new Regional Theatre that took over 30 years to finish--funding problems causing some of the delay. It's very pretty and those living here appreciate...

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  • Horseback Ride Through The Countryside

    We were reminded that there are other modes of transportation besides the four wheeled kind. One morning some of our family members undertook a 20 mile horseback ride. I stayed behind, sipping a cold beverage on the patio! The horses were loaned to us by friends. Surprisingly, even from the novices did well on this trek!

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  • Chilean Countryside

    With its views of the Andes, traveling through Chile is very scenic. A trip near one of the hydroelectric dams provided these splendid photos. Mountain peaks seem to kiss the sky. What we often refer to as mountains, are really hills in this neck of the woods! The foothills of the Andes wander throughout the countryside appearing blue, purple and...

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  • Visit the O'Higgins museum

    Within the town of Talca is a small museum displaying artwork and sculptures by Chilean artists. An original document signed by South America War hero Bernardo O'Higgins was proudly displayed. In fact, O'Higgins signed Chile's Declaration of Independence at this house built around 1762. It was the home of his godparents.Glass cases held silver...

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Talca Hotels

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  • Diego De Almagro Talca

    4 NORTE # 1011,TALCA, Talca, Talca, Chile, CL

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Diego De Almagro Talca

    4 Norte, Talca, 1011, CL

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Terrabella

    1 Sur 641, Talca, Chile

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

Talca Restaurants

  • Chilean Barbeque

    Tres Vacas opened last year near Talca. It features Chilean barbeque--or parrilladas. A brazier was brought to the table filled with beef, chicken and sausage which continued cooking while we ate. The aroma was wonderful; the meats delicious. We also had sliced tomatoes with onion, tossed salad with corn and green pepper strips, plus a basket of...

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  • Dining out!

    When I visited Talca in Feb.2005 we ate at Toro Bayo. It was located off a dusty road outside of Talca and turned out to be a nice place to lunch! My daughter-in-law and I were going to visit the Casa Donosa winery (see THINGS TO DO)so stopped here and her family joined us. Since I didn't pay for the meal, I have no idea of the cost.We kicked back...

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  • Wonderful Pastry!

    While visiting Talca I was taken to La Papa to enjoy tea and pastry. We sampled some Arabian "pasteles"--these pastries reminded me of baklava, but were petite so we tried two different types. Each was fantastic!On my most recent trip to Talca (Feb.06) I was offered these delectable treats once again for dessert. They were also put out after...

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Talca Transportation

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    by VeronicaG Updated Apr 5, 2007

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    The sophisticated city of Santiago has its metro, buses, cars and taxis. The roads are paved and serviced quite well!

    However, there are many small towns cradled in the arms of the Andes Mountains where the roads are not paved and the best way to get around is on horseback.

    We encountered this trio on horseback as we were weaving our way over the dusty roads near Lake Colbun. Many people living in the country prefer this way of traveling!

    Taking Time To Smell The Roses....
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    by VeronicaG Updated Apr 5, 2007

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    Favorite thing: When traveling in Chile the best advice I can give is to have a hat handy! It is sunny and it is dry in the summer. Talca is even more so, so take a tip from the locals---wear a hat. You won't regret it!!

    I usually wear a visor because it's light to pack and doesn't muss up the hair...

    A Hat Is Your Best Friend....

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