The North is the holy grail of Chile. Home to popular attractions such as the Salar de Atacama, El Tatio Geysers, and Valle de la Luna, but also the most beautiful view of the Andes Mountains. It can be hard to know when and where to stay in this heaven on earth location. Here are the top 5 tips for booking an Airbnb in Northern Chile.
But don’t forget, once all the stress of booking accommodation is over and done with, it’s time to relax and think about enjoying yourself in this beautiful part of the world. To give yourself an idea of what you’d like to get up to in Southern Chile, check out this excellent varied selection of activities here!
Tis the season. Chile lies deep in the southern hemisphere making the seasons opposite that of the northern hemisphere. Don’t show up in August and expect a fall-time consistent breeze – you would be thrown into the arms of dry hot days and and possibly frigid nights. The Atacama Desert can drop to 4 degrees F in the middle of August. Make sure your Airbnb stay includes all you will need to live comfortably in the varying temperatures.
- Beds are important. Couchsurfing is sometimes a reasonable fit, but if you’ve come to Northern Chile, you are in for some serious physical adventure. When you retire into your abode you will need furniture that allows your body re-coop so you can be back out there, hiking the volcanoes just as you’d plan. Avoid waking up stiff and tired from a half bent futon.
- Location. Depending on how far north you go, grocery stores, pharmacies, and gas stations will become fewer and farther between. When narrowing down your Airbnb options, have a few questions prepared for your host. Be sure to inquire on the surrounding stores or shops that will have what you need for your stay.
- Avoid tourist pricing. It’s a good idea to explore all the options on Airbnb. There will be quite a few. Consider what the average price for your type of accommodation would be before booking a place. Airbnb hosts are honest and try to give you the best value for your buck, but may not be aware of surrounding competitive prices – that will be your job.
- Discover more with TheBesty App! Mountain range to Atacama Desert, and everything in between, Airbnb offers plenty of listings in your desired destination – and your destination offer a lot to do. Get TheBesty App for free in the App Store or on Google Play, and have a personal concierge in your pocket for your trip that will answer your questions in a live chat, or help you book tours, activities, and local experiences.