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.
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.
Chile. You know, that long skinny country at the bottom of South America? You may not realize it, but that sliver of coastline is full of spectacular landscapes and exciting adventures. Think dazzling blue seas, sprawling cities, rolling deserts, towering mountains, and so much more. Maybe you’re planning a trip way down south, or perhaps Chile is just now catching your eye. Either way, it’s time to get Chile on your radar and experience its awe-inspiring wonders. To give you just a taste of what the country has to offer, here is a list of the Top 5 Destinations in Chile:
Carolina Bazán grew up with a first-hand taste at diversity as a diplomat’s daughter who grew up in various different countries prior to turning 13. At the young age of 23, she and her mother opened their first restaurant, of which Carolina was put in charge. Thanks to Bazán’s vision, passion, and determination, she made her way to the top, earning her restaurant the 20th spot in the prestigious list of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016.
Carolina Bazán explained in interview that she never had that moment when she knew she wanted to be a chef. After all, she said, studying gastronomy was not popular. Instead, when at 18 years old she had just graduated from high school, a friend of hers whose sister was a cook proposed the chef idea to her.
“After my friend suggested cheffing I thought I may as well try it out, and lo and behold it turned out that I really liked it”
Voted the best restaurant in Chile by the Imagen de Chile foundation, and ranked fourth in Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016. Boragó and its creator Rodolfo Guzmán have struck a chord among those lucky enough to have experienced the unique masterpieces they offer. Now celebrating its 10-year anniversary after opening the restaurant in 2006, Guzmán has been working on revolutionizing the culinary scene of Santiago, and of Chile more broadly, preparing dishes with exclusively Chilean species of fauna and flora that challenge preconceived notions of what one can and cannot – or should and should not – eat.
Although he is now one of the most renowned chefs in Latin America, Guzmán never knew that he wanted to be a chef when he was younger, rather, it was just something that happened to him. However it was always one of the few things he was great at, in comparison to the more traditional subjects you would learn in school.
Welcome to Chile, one of the best countries in Latin America and the longest country in the world! There are a ton of reasons to visit and live in Chile. Not only is its capital, Santiago a beautiful and lively city, but there are also so many other bucket list destinations that you must visit.
Chile is home to the Atacama Desert, the driest desert in the world! It’s also a part of Patagonia where the famous Torres del Paine reside. And you can’t forget about Easter Island (Isla de Pascua) which is the most isolated island in the whole word. It’s famous for its 887 Moais.
Barrio Lastarria is one of the most touristic sectors in Santiago. Characterized by beautiful historical architecture, the street of Lastarria and the neighborhood that encompasses it, are surrounded by bars, restaurants, cultural centers, boutiques, and a variety of activities.
This is a Bohemian neighborhood which features delicious coffees, fine wines, and an overall unique cultural point, is located right next to the famous Santa Lucia Hill. On weekends, it is common to see fairs with vendors selling secondhand books, crafts, and artwork. Lastarria is also home to some of the most interesting museums in Santiago, such as the Museum of Visual Arts, Bellas Artes National Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, as well as the Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center.
What’s there to do in Santiago? That seems to be a question I hear often. Everyone talks about traveling to Valparaiso, Viña del Mar, or Arica, and although those are interesting places to visit, Santiago also has great places to explore, especially if you want to get in touch with nature and take a break from city life.
Santiago, Chile’s capital, is found in the center of the country near the Andes and only about a 2-hour drive from the nearest beach. Santiago is full of friendly, welcoming people, and is well known for its mountains which boast excellent trekking opportunities.