How To Have The Best Night Out in Santiago

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.

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Top 5 Tourist Hot-Spots in Chile

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:

  1. Santiago

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Colombia Off The Beaten Path – Top 6 Lesser-Known Travel Destinations

With Colombia becoming a more and more popular tourist destination, it’s getting harder to find those unique “escapes” – places that have a lot to offer, without the crowds of camera-wielding tourists. Sure, you’ve probably heard all about the ochre-colored colonial streets of Cartagena, lush rolling hills of the coffee region, and sprawling sky-high metropolis of Bogotá, but what about the northern-most point of South America, Colombia’s cowboy country, or its very own Alcatraz island? Most likely not. Although you probably won’t find first-class accommodation in any of these places, they are known as some of Colombia’s best kept secrets, and a visit to any one of those on the list is sure to provide you with the adventure of a lifetime. Let’s get started!

1. Punta Gallinas

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A Guide to Barrio Bellavista – Where to Stay, Have a Drink, and More

Barrio Bellavista

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Bellavista is famous for its nightlife. It’s a dynamic neighborhood where you can find a bunch of restaurants and bars, most of them grouped together in a space called Patio Bellavista. During the day it’s a really nice spot to have a coffee and relax, but when the sun goes down, the Patio comes to life. There is often live music on the weekends and you’re sure to always find a vibrant atmosphere.

It is interesting also to check out the neighborhood’s street art during the day. Bellavista stuns with its colorful streets and fanciful architecture. Its lively and creative street art is some of the best in the country.

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Your Guide to Visiting Santiago’s Barrio Italia

Barrio Italia

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Santiago’s Barrio Italia, with its various art galleries, hidden patios and tranquil charm will surprise you…

Many of the modern, renovated buildings that now house a multitude of offerings were once factories or warehouses belonging to the 19th-century Italian immigrants in the area. Along the serene, tree-lined streets shoppers can now find art galleries, design and antique stores, and fashionable restaurants.

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Trekking in La Parva – Adventure Just Outside Santiago

Have you ever gone trekking? If so, you’re sure to agree that trekking enables you to experience a new way of life, surrounded yourself with nature, and meet new people. Even when it doesn’t go exactly as planned, or you get lost, it always makes for a memorable or exciting story to look back on.

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If you’ve never trekked before, a great place to start is La Parva in Santiago, as it has gentle slopes, flat terrain, and doesn’t require any technical skills.

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Organic Wine and the Story of Viña Emiliano’s Success

For a few years now, the term “organic” has become the latest trend in the food and beverage markets all around the world. Originating first in European countries and the US, the phenomenon has now reached other parts of the world such as South America.

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In its original definition, organic products are all about producing with methods that rely on the principles of organic farming which can be described as eco-friendly practices that induces the non-usage of pesticides, fertilizers, herbicides, or fungicides that could damage or threaten biodiversity.

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Nature and Culture Closer Than You Expected – Quinta Normal Park

Quinta Normal Park is located in Barrio Yungay, Santiago. This nearly 40 hectares´ park is a beautiful place where you will be able to explore a rich variety of flora and culture.

In Quinta Normal, you will find a lake where you can sail in small boats. While walking around, you will also find some restaurants, playground, fountains and even areas specially established for water games. Moreover, there is a train that travels throughout the park allowing you to discover all its secrets.

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The beautiful lake you can admire in the park

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The Best Airbnbs in Colombia

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.

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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:

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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

 

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Moving to Chile Soon? An Expat Guide to Living in Chile

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.

The Torres! Well worth the steep hike

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.

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