My family and I just returned from 2 weeks in the central valley region of Chile . This region has a mediterranean climate and is very similar in landscape to California with mountains , valleys , and over 4000 km of pacific ocean . Chile is also referred to as the California of South America. They also are a huge growing region of the same products you would grow in California as you could tell by the fresh produce you buy in your supermarkets this time of year .
The seasons are opposite to ours and right now it is mid fall . There is no rain to speak of between November to April and lots of sun every day .
Fig trees are everywhere . Almost always they are of the same dark variety which I believe is black mission . Having tried black mission picked from the tree when fully ripe , all I can say is wow thats a great fig .
Figs on the tree at the B&B
Massive fig tree by the road
Bowl of breakfast figs overlooking porch onto orange groves at B&B
A closer look
Another bowl of freshly picked figs for breakfast
My daughter riding on the beach
We ate so many figs I am almost figged out . So I can now easily wait till mine start to ripen after pulling some of them out to enjoy the nice weather we are having in Toronto .
Chile is the perfect winter getaway for anyone who loves figs , beautiful weather , amazing scenery , friendly people , and feeling safe when travelling in a Latin American country .
Chile , I will be back ......