Tips & Tricks
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 […]
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).
Mapocho Golf Club (Costanera North Salida #32, Pudahuel, Santiago) – located on the western outskirts of Santiago, this 18-hole golf course welcomes both golf pros and students of the sport. Since this is a public golf course, it even provides free golf classes (if they’re unable to do so themselves). See its website for hours […]
Sensation Innerspace (Centro Cultural Estación Mapocho, Santiago) – this is a major Trance and House music DJing event that takes place in Santiago every April (just weeks after a similar event, “Ultra Music Festival”, is held in Miami, USA). Held at Centro Cultural Estación Mapocho (a one-time railway station that was converted into a cultural […]
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 […]
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 […]