I originally wrote a post on this topic 2 years ago.
This is an update after my 2018 trip.
Chile is a lousy travel destination, in general. It’s expensive yet quality is comparatively poor for what tourists get. Low value. ☹️
To expand, I’m disappointed in Chile, Argentina and many other nations for their national priorities.
I can’t recommend any destination that has not figured out trash collection.
I can’t recommend any nation that in 2018 still tolerates feral dogs. Why aren’t they spayed or neutered? Why hasn’t the SPCA come to Chile?
I can’t recommend any destination that doesn’t provide enough public toilets.
Every time you turn around in Chile something is broken or closed. Not much money is spent on maintenance. ☹️
Most buildings are made of wood. They have a lot of fires, needless to say, due to crappy fire prevention.
Street art is great. But there are far too many vandals and taggers in Chile. Nobody seems to do anything about them.
New Zealand or Australia are far better tourist travel destinations than Chile, by comparison.