Your Latin American expedition has led you from Peru to Chile. Air, land, or horseback-however you decide to get there, here are some things you can expect.
Road to Tacna.
Bussing is often the preferred method, so get your ticket in advance and show up early. Buses vary in price depending on the accommodations you seek. You should be able to find a comfortable, air conditioned ride for your 8-15-hour journey (depending on your starting point). Average price is about $22, if you spend more than $45/bus (there will be at least three) you’re probably getting dooped. All roads will lead to Tacna. Your bus driver will cue when to get off for passport stamping and proceed to the Chilean immigration. No visa is required to enter. You will be issued a 90 day tourist card. If the long bus ride doesn’t suit you, skip it and get a 3-hour flight from Lima to Santiago.
Las Condes- the Manhattan of Santiago and home to Chile’s “economic elite” is an exceptional neighborhood to book your Airbnb stay while visiting Santiago. Though most of the population is dressed in business casual, this is also a great spot for families and traveling couples. Las Condes has the most amount of craft shops, great arcades and cinemas, and if you want to be extra touristy Sky Costanera is the highest observatory in South America. Continue reading
Staying in the Vitacura neighborhood of Santiago, Chile is sure to be a luxurious time well $pent. There is a lot of money in Vitacura as its the shopping center of Santiago. Louis Vuitton, Armani, and Brooks Brothers are all household names. Your Airbnb stay will allow you live a life of luxury even if only temporarily- not to mention a pretty decent exchange rate from USD to Chilean Peso.
There is no shortage of places to stay when you choose downtown Santiago as your getaway. Airbnb is currently hosting more than 300 listings in this area. Here are a few different options to choose from along with what you can look forward to in the heart of Chile’s capital.
If you’re looking for a pad in a specific neighborhood of Santiago check out our blog on the best neighborhoods to stay in Santiago for a briefing of what each has to offer. If you aren’t too concerned with the specifics or you love it all, here are the best deals with the added value of being downtown. I believe downtown Santiago offers a little taste of each barrio.
Downtown Santiago is prime real estate for travelers and locals. Much of what is offered tends to be smaller in size because of the added value of location. This well-equipped 1 bedroom location near the subway is perfect for the solo traveler. This apartment also seems to also have a host who can be reached for accommodations to your living space- bonus! Here is another, more than reasonably priced, apartment for the lone traveler.This location received great reviews- being located next to main street puts it in high demand, so act fast.
Shack-up amongst Santiago’s urban elites in Providencia. Airbnb allows you to live like the top 1% without breaking the bank. The following listings allow you to sleep in style and enjoy all that Barrio Providencia has to offer. Enjoy your stay in one of Santiago’s best neighborhoods.
This prime location is perfect for a business trip or sweet getaway. This 1 bedroom apartment offered by an Airbnb host lets you enjoy luxury and convenience. Not too far from your lavish stay, enjoy a glass of Carmenere at Ruca Bar after a long meeting or to wind down after a day of museum hopping.
Santiago de Chile is going to keep you busy. At the end of a long night out you are going to want to return to an abode of comfort. Vacation and travel mean something different to many, Airbnb has plenty of options for the passerby-whatever your lodging needs, different neighborhoods offer different architecture, environment, and accommodations. Here is a list of some of the best neighborhoods and what you can expect from them.
Travelling to Colombia, but a bit lost on where to stay? Don’t worry, with Airbnb, there are hundreds of accommodations to suit your needs just a mouse click away. Here is a guide to the best of the bunch based on your budget, in the top 3 cities in Colombia: Cartagena de Indias, Bogotá and Medellín.
Situated on the Caribbean Coast, Cartagena is the perfect place for a beach holiday to soak up the tropical sun. It’s historical centre and enchanted architecture also make it great for avid sightseers. Let’s take a look at what Airbnb has to offer:
Enjoy the height of luxury in this sensational house located right in the centre of the Old Town, next to the San Pedro Cathedral. You and up to 7 friends can enjoy private bathrooms in each bedroom, a pool, top floor jacuzzi, and even your own butler service. All for an eye watering $680 USD a night.
Check it out: Old Town Luxury
With over 2 million listings in 191 countries, Airbnb has become a key part of people’s travels. However, how do you know what sort of place to book? Where will a swimming pool and a barbecue be essential? When would it be better to stay away from the city centre and when should you be right in the middle of it all? Here’s everything you need to know about booking an Airbnb in Peru to help you out.
Miraflores is a must
If you’re flying into Peru it’s more than likely that your first destination will be the capital city, Lima. So if you decide to stay for the night and have a look around, then your best bet is to find an Airbnb in the Miraflores district. This is the safest and most upmarket area of the city, offering parks, beaches, and trendy shops and cafes. Here you’ll be looking at private rooms from $10 USD per night and entire apartments from $25 USD per night. However it will be well worth it, with lots to see and do, from food walking tours to paragliding over the Pacific Ocean. By getting an Airbnb, you’ll save on a hotel while getting the peace and quiet you’ll crave if you’ve had a long flight, and that you won’t find in the local hostels.