Tips & Tricks
La Parva (Luis Carrera 1263, Vitacura) – this is a town and ski resort located about 50 km northeast of Santiago. La Parva has a beautiful view to the valley of Santiago and it is the winter center for upper class capital residents, due to the great variety of refuges and private apartments, which are […]
Reñaca (Av Borgono , L 1, Vina del Mar, Valparaíso) – located within the northern part of Viña del Mar, this is a popular 1.3 km. beach resort enclave, bordered by a beautiful promenade. It’s filled with sunbathers during the southern hemispheric months (December to February).
Parque de las Esculturas (Av. Santa María 2201, Providencia, Santiago) — along the banks of the not so beautiful Mapocho River running through Santiago lies a tranquil park with about 30 sculptures made by Chilean artists. This is a gem of the city that’s rarely mentioned in most English-language guides on Santiago. Concerts are held […]
Viña del Mar (beach resort town) – since the Chilean capital is landlocked, those who want to go to the beach during the country’s warm months must take a 2 ½ hour car ride to the seashore. Near the regional town of Valparaiso is the famed resort known as Viña del Mar (a.k.a. “La Ciudad […]
Viña Errázuriz (Calle Antofagasta, Panquehue) – real wine lovers are the most likely travelers to take the 2 ½ hour car trip from downtown Santiago to this vineyard. Once you arrive there, though, it’s worth the effort. Located within Aconcagua Valley (one of the country’s major wine-producing areas), the ride to Viña Errázuriz traces the […]
Valle Nevado (Avenida Vitacura 5250, Vitacura, Santiago) – opened in 1988, this is a ski resort complex located 46 km. east of Santiago (on the El Plomo foothills in the Andes Mountains). Some just ski (and/or conduct other winter sports) for the day, while others book full-fledged vacations here, since a number of hotels and […]