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Gay Guide Chile
The sauna culture in Chile is developing as the country is slowly changing its moral stand dating back to the Pinochet epoch. Many things which are now legal are slowly being accepted by the general public. In Santiago there are a few saunas with European standards, unlike the existing bath houses which date back many years. These "Baños" are really male-only and not gay. For this reason, be discreet when visiting these establishments.
Cities in Chile
Location: South America
International country code: 56 (omit 0 from area codes)
International access code: 00
Currency: 1 Chilean Peso (Chil$) = 100 Centavos
Capital: Santiago de Chile
Religions: 67% Roman Catholic
Climate: Santiago and central Chile are best in spring (Sep-Nov) or autumn (Feb-Apr). Parque Nacional del Paine and the lakes region are best in summer (Dec-Mar).
Important gay cities: Santiago de Chile