Parque Nacional Siete Tazas is a unique paradise in central Chile, where you can just unplug and unwind, connect with nature for a couple of days and enjoy some stunning views.
Here’s how to get to Radal Siete Tazas and what to do once you’re there. The wild side of Chile is awaiting!
How to get to Parque Nacional Radal Siete Tazas
Siete Tazas is located in the Maule region of Chile, about 170 miles south of Santiago. Driving from the capital, you can get on the highway number 5, headed south, all the way to Curico. From there, you must get on the K-25 road all the way to Molina, from where you will need to hire transportation to the park.
Alternatively, you can catch a bus to Molina, and then a second one to the park –in the summer, this bus will take you all the way to Parque Ingles; in the winter, they only get to Reten de Radal.
What to do in Parque Nacional Radal Siete Tazas
Like most natural areas, the best thing about Siete Tazas is nature itself, which you can enjoy by doing trekking, camping, kayaking or mountain biking.
There are several trails that you can follow, which vary in length and difficulty level. The Claro River pierces through the entire area, creating beautiful waterfalls and dreamlike landscapes. Watch out for the lookout spots, from which you can have a taste of the mesmerizing landscapes.
The Seven Tazas (literally “seven cups”) natural pools are among the most stunning. One after another, these natural pools carry the water down the cliffs in the most rewarding landscape. El Velo de la Novia is a 165 feet high fall, famous for the thick cloud of mist it produces. El Salto de la Leona is perfect for a good swim, but you will have to walk through a narrow trail among giant rocks to get there. Pretty exciting!
El Parque Ingles and El Radal are ecological water parks with tons of services such as supermarket, restaurants and camping zones.
Tips for visiting Radal Siete Tazas
This destination is for adventure lovers, so be prepared for the occasion! Pack things like boots, sunglasses, flashlights, bottled water, canned food, knife, etc. Depending of the time of the year in which you visit, you will need special clothing to protect you from the low temperatures.
Radal Siete Tazas National Park is home to countless species of plants, birds, fish, and mammals, so be respectful with the living beings that inhabit it. Don’t harm any of them, you must not interfere with their regular activities and interactions. Whatever you do, do not leave any garbage behind!
The best possible way to visit this place is alongside a group or, if you do it on your own, with the help and guidance of an authorized tour guide.