Chanco is situated about 190 miles (306 kilometers) southwest of the national capital Santiago.
Chanco is not the only place in Maule worth exploring; those with enough time can also take a day trip or two to experience the magic of the surrounding scenery, communities and cultural attractions. Constitucion, is 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the south, and Ninhue is situated 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the north.
Get some transportation head out to Talca, a retail and transport hub for the region, 55 miles (89 kilometers) away from Chanco. This bigger city has a wide range of visitor attractions, including Plaza de Armas, Villa Cultural Huilquilemu and Museo O'Higginiano. And don't head back to Chanco until you've checked out Talca's University of Talca, Plaza Victoria and Estadio Fiscal de Talca.
Quite often, the difference between a smart traveler and a tourist is a little appreciation of the local language, so be sure to practice some practical Spanish words before you leave. A good example of such a sentence is "¿Querría bailar conmigo?" (Would you like to dance with me?). "Este caballero pagará por todo" means "This gentleman will pay for everything"
At the end of your holiday in Maule, you'll be sure to bid this region a sad "Adiós" But be comforted by the fact that you'll be leaving with wonderful memories that are yours to keep forever.