Molina is a commune in the Province of Curicó, which is located in the Maule Region. With high temperatures in January reaching 30 °C and average temperatures of 10 °C in July. Molina appears as an ideal place to rest and at kupos.com we show you everything you need to know about this beautiful Chilean town.
In 1834 the Deputy of the Province, Antonio Rosales, proposed founding a city on the limits of his ranch called "Quechereguas"; After a few months he obtained the presidential approval of the then President José Joaquín Prieto Villa (1783-1854), and named the city “Villa de Molina” in honor of the wise Jesuit Juan Ignacio Molina, who contributed to the study of science in Chile. In 1874, when Molina received the title of city, it was decided to open a railway station, for years it served as a stop for those who needed to travel south.
Molina is characterized by being an important benchmark in the Chilean wine industry and the headquarters of important wine exporting and producing companies such as Viña Concha & Toro, Viña San Pedro Tarapacá, CCU Chile, Viña Echeverría, Viña la Fortuna, Viña Miguel Torres and also agricultural companies such as Dole, Hortifrut, Patagonia fresh, Agrícola Garcés and among many more. Also the fruit industry stands out for the production of kiwis, apples and pears. Thanks to the energetic economic activity that takes place in Molina, the commune has managed to make up 32% of the region's GDP.
The city has an extensive natural reserve that is known as the Radal 7 Tazas National Reserve, the terrain of this park is stony because it is a rock formation that has been built over the years, in the place you can enjoy from the icy waters that come from the top of the mountain and also has places exclusively designed for camping, ecotourism, walking through extensive native forests where you can go horseback riding, as well as trying international and national food. The entire territory has a large number of artisans who generate their products without deforesting or damaging the flora and fauna of the sector. Although the site is not widely publicized, without a doubt Molina and the Radal 7 Tazas National Reserve is one of the natural wonders of Chile.
Molina is located 216 km away from Santiago and you can reach the place through the Panamerican highway number 5, and at kupos.com we take you there with the MT Bus company. From nearby towns there are also direct trips to Molina by carpool, or shared car, which is another travel alternative when you are looking to travel comfortably, safely and for less money. With kupos.com you can access the carpool routes available to Molina and pay through the app with any card or in cash.
Another way to get to Molina is by train, a service that is an important transportation alternative. The service is made up of 6 stations: Alameda, San Bernardo, Rancagua, San Fernando, Curicó, Molina. The train leaves from the Central Railway Station located on Alameda avenue of Santiago, and the trip to Molina lasts approximately 2 hours. Remember that in kupos.com, the platform that integrates transportation in Chile, you can also book and pay for all train trips offered by Tren Central.
Kupos.com is the platform where you find all the transportation options to get to and get around Molina.
Radal 7 Tazas National Park
Beautiful and heavenly destination! This park rich in refreshing waters is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the center of the country because it is only 4 hours from Santiago.
The park offers amazing outdoor spaces to explore, but it also has facilities and activities for all ages. It comprises a schedule that runs from 09:00 to 17:30 and has an entry cost of $ 1,000 Chilean pesos for children, $ 2,500 for national adults and $ 5,000 foreigners. Find more information here!
Pozones Rio Claro
Nature has never been so perfect before! The wells of Río Claro are a rock formation where the water falls from the mountain range into natural pools and which give the name to the Radal 7 Tazas National Park, so you cannot miss it.
Everyone can reach this place, because once inside the park you just have to follow a path made of wood that is very comfortable and will take you to the viewpoint of this wonder of nature.
El Bolson Trail
Trekking lover? Then El Bolsón will enchant you! There are 12 kilometers of pure native vegetation. Let's go for it!
his trail begins at the entrance of the Radal 7 Tazas National Park and the objective is to reach the foot of the Devil's Fang, a rock formation that is almost 500 meters high! But the main attraction of this trail is to visit the Twin Falls, a well of pure and crystalline water that is a must in Molina.
Camping and lodging
Molina is an adventurous destination, so many prefer to take their tent and spend a night on the outside. The truth is that in Molina there is something for everyone!
But we have a favorite, Valle de las Catas, a lodging that offers cabins and a camping area so you can enjoy nature with all the comforts. A night here can cost from $ 10,000 to $ 50,000 pesos in a family country cabin.
|Servicio||Vallenar a La Serena||Coquimbo a La serena||Temuco a La Serena||Curico a Santiago||Temuco a Santiago|
|Bus||$ 5.000||$ 5.000||$ 5.000||$ 5.000||$ 5.000|
|Tren||$ 5.800||$ 5.800||$ 5.800||$ 5.800||$ 5.800|
|Kupospool||$ 3.800||$ 3.800||$ 3.800||$ 3.800||$ 3.800|
|Santiago to Molina||MT Bus||$ 5.300||Book|