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Reñaca

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).

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Viña del Mar

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 […]

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Viña Concha y Toro

Viña Concha y Toro (Av. Virginia Subercaseaux 210, Pirque, Santiago) – given that the Chilean wine industry has growth into a world producer over the years, Viña Concha y Toro (founded in 1883) is one of the best-known wineries in Chile (if not the world). The tour takes you through the main grounds of the […]

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Sensation Innerspace

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 […]

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Mapocho Golf Club

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 […]

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VTR Open

VTR Open (Club Naval de Campo las Salinas, Av. Jorge Montt 12100, Las Salinas, Viña Del Mar, Chile) – this beach resort town plays host to this major pro tennis tournament (played every February on outdoor red clay courts), which attracts regional and international tennis pros like Rafael Nadal, David Sánchez, Tommy Robredo, Carlos Berlocq, […]

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Viña Errázuriz

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 […]

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Valle Nevado

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 […]

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Parque de las Esculturas

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 […]

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La Parva

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 […]