The Maule region owes its name to the Maule river, “rain river” in Mapudungún, the Mapuche language. It has been the scene of relevant historical events, being the first limit that the Inca empire knows in its fight against the Mapuche people. Its capital is Talca, which is located approximately 250km south of Santiago and is characterized by its mix between the countryside and the city. It is an important center for commerce and education in southern Chile. Another important city in the region is Curicó.
The Maule region has a pleasant mediterranean temperate climate, making it a fertile land for agricultural production. In this place rise the enigmatic cords of the Andes Mountains, where extensive vineyards are born that have managed to give life to wine routes and an enviable offer of wine tourism.
Throughout this region there are natural wonders such as its coasts, nature reserves, and the rivers that pass through this region, nourishing it with abundant flora and fauna.
Among the main attractions of the Maule region are the coasts, rivers and lakes that emerge between the mountain range, such as Lake Colbún or Vichuquen.
Inland is the well-known Siete Tazas National Park, with its waterfalls and trails that invite you to linger.
The Maule region is the region of the country where wine is produced in greater quantity. The region’s vineyards invite tourists to visit their vineyards, to get to know their wineries and the wonderful product that is produced behind their doors. You can reach the Maule region by land in a trip of approximately 4 hours from Santiago.