Congratulations! You’ve arrived in Santiago, now to enjoy! Check out these recommendations to make the most of your time in this unique city.
Cerro San Cristobal
Visible from all over the city, The view from the summit is a must-see for all visitors to Santiago. Best enjoyed after taking on the one hour walk to the top, you can also take the funicular railway to the statue of the Virgin Mary. Enjoy the view with a picnic, take a stroll through the Japanese garden, a real oasis of tranquility in such a lively city, and marvel at how they even got the statue up there in the first place!
Santiago is a sea of bars, cafes, restaurants, lounges and clubs, and boasts some of the best nightlife spots, whatever your preference. Thousands of travellers flock to Chile’s capital every night in search of a night out and a break from the culture overload, after being promised by their tour guide that they will have the best night of their life. Which they will – if they know how to do it right. Luckily for you, we’ve put together the ultimate package for a night out in Santiago.
7.30 pm – Dinner
A lot of people wouldn’t even consider this first stage as part of the nightlife package but it’s actually one of the most important parts. If you start the night with a poor dinner and don’t line your stomach with some proper food, you’re destined to be passed out in bed before the club has even opened its doors. Hit up Buffalo Waffles, located in the hipster Barrio Lastarria, a quick and easy fix that will leave you feeling satisfied but not overly full so there’s still plenty of room for drinks. It’s also cheap ($3.500 CLP for a waffle) and just a short walk from Bellavista, the part of town with all the bars.
Barrio Bellavista is Santiago’s slice of bohemia. Trendy cafe’s and boutiques are scattered among avant-garde exhibitions and antique mansions. As one of the best neighborhoods in Santiago, Bellavista is the perfect location to be comfortably hip among 200 year old architecture. Located between San Cristobal hill and the Mapocho river, natural beauty gates the neighborhood of Bellavista. Whether you want to do a pub crawl or eat fresh seafood at Azul Profundo, Bellavista is known for its nightlife.