i am coming in to santiago (on the way back from Pucon) and will stay there 3 nights. will be alone and on a budget, but want to be in a central location/city center, from where one can walk around to local shopping centers, bars, etc. and with good metro connectivity to airport. Is Londres a good place to be ? request suggestions for nice, clean areas and possibly some decent budget hotels in those areas please ?
Thanks very much
where to buy name brand international clothing and sports clothing
I have read on another site the funicular is not working. Also will there be any catholic masses here for Easter?
We will be arriving good Fri. For 1 week. Are their any masses scheduled during this time? Also is the funicular working?
i need to know how do i get to bus from airport------- then bus to subway station to go to subway station BAQUEDANO.. first time to santiago so a detailed information will help--thanks duncan i will have bags.
Hi, my friend and I are backpacking in Chile in January and she will have her Birthday in Santiago. I would like to surprise her with something special for that evening. Does anyone have any ideas for that? Like: a rooftop bar, a place with lovely live music, special place to go to... We're backpackers, so it shouldn't be the Ritz :) I really hope you can help me, thanks in advance!! Best, Lampenladen
Are there any good wine shops in the Parque Arauco mall? Does anyone know if the mall will be open either on Christmas day or December 26? What about a good wine shop in Valparaiso? Are there any within walking distance of the cruise terminal? Carl
Hi I'm in Santiago now and will be here until Christmas wondering is there anything that makes my Christmas special in Santiago? I don't have much friends since I'm new here could be desperate if I go somewhere alone Is there any special event or Christmas party I can join? Thanks
Hello all. A few questions. I'm planning a two week trip to Santiago in spring of 2013. Will local banks exchange US dollars for pesos at a fair rate? If not, what would be your suggestions? I will also bring credit cards, but prefer to pay Efectivo. The guide books tell me that some hotels will not charge the 19% tax when paying in US dollars. Is this generally true? Are US dollars widely accepted? I'm renting a car and will be driving to the coast and to see Valparaiso/Vina del Mar area in addition to Santiago. How would you rate driving/parking difficulty in these cities? My scale would rate Chicago - easy, Madrid - difficult, Mexico City - very difficult, Rome - almost impossible. Thanks a lot for any advice you might provide. I have heard great things about Chile and want to see it for myself.
Can anybody describe - step by step - how to withdraw money from CAJERO AUTOMATICO, please? My Spanish isn´t so good and last time I lost my credit card, because of I used the wrong name of the account. I have VISA and MC both debit and credit cards . Thanks a lot for your help.
hello I will be for 4 days in the city. Suggestions for day trips? I will be able to hire a car... thank you
I require shuttle transportation from Valparaiso Ferry Terminal to RQ Central Suites in Santiago. Can someone provide me with name and e-mail address of a shuttle bus company and cost?
Guys; I would love an idea of what I can do in Santiago in a day. Actually I have a night available (Monday afternoon and night) then Thursday all day and Friday until 4pm. An itinerary would be great as it will be my first day in the city. I am going for a work conference and playing with the free time to see around the city. I will be staying about 4 blocks from "Palacio de la Moneda" on huerfanos street. Your suggestions will be very welcomed!!!!
I am flying into Santiago and land at 11pm on Saturday night. I fly out from Lima at 7am on Saturday two weeks later. I was wondering if people had suggestions about how I should go about my itinerary? Here is a list of things I want to do: Must do: -Climb Machu Picchu -Party in Santiago -At least one good hike outside of Machu Picchu -Eat Great Food and drink local beer/wine Want to do: -See Patagonia, if only for a day -Waterfalls if there are any good ones -Other suggestions We are on a budget, but not too much around1000 for whole trip (including porters/fees for climb). Please tell me if this is realistic? I've looked up hostels and it looks like that will run about15/day. And I'm assuming20/day for food and drink is sufficient? That leaves up to35 for travel (flights, trains, buses) and side stuff (climb, souvenirs). If anyone could shed some light it would be so much appreciated. As it stands, it is me and a good friend from college going, 2 24 year old males. We would like to make sure 2-3 nights we get decent sleep, but can trek through and deal with it being a fast-paced trip. Also if any trains/buses are longer than 6 hours (unless it is a comfortable overnight bus/train), we would rather just fly and will up our budget.
I'm a senior travelling alone with 2 suitcases. I'll arrive in the Int. Airport Jan 24 morning and want to take a bus to Concepcion, where family will meet me. I know there are several bus lines that go from Santiago. Which of them has a bus Terminal that's more convenient to get to from the Int. Airport? Can bus tickets be bought a couple of hours before departure?
What is the best and fastest public transportation from Santiago Airport to the Valparaiso Cruise Terminal?
Hi I will be staying 1 night at Santiago hotel in February after my cruise. Any ideas of nice tours starting at Cruise terminal fro 1 day. And also the cheapest company ( taxi or transfer) from the hotel to airport. Many thanks
Hey everybody! First off, thank you all so much for the great input you all offered regarding my question about living in Plaza de Armas. It was such a help! For now, I'm kind of moving away from the idea of living there because of a lack of night life in the area. Like I told you guys in my last post, I am a 21 year old male who will be studying in Santiago next semester- I will be living with a family (per university policy) but I am looking for an apartment where I can stay on the weekends and host parties (if I make any Chilean friends :P ) For that reason, I'm wondering- is there an area that is well regarded with a decent "night life?" What STEREOTYPES and / or STIGMAS are associated with the different areas? I was looking at Providencia, Bellas Artes and Barrio Lastarria- I know the latter two are more "hip" and "bohemian" but would people look down at somebody for living there? From what I've read, it seems like Providencia is an alright area. I've looked at apartments in Las Condes because that's where my job is located, but it seems as though it would be boring at night and on the weekends- I want to be able to leave my apartment and find things to do. More than anything, I want to fully experience everything that Santiago has to offer. Sorry for the crazy train of though, but again, thank you all so much for your help!
Hi everybody, I am a 21 year old male university student that is planning on studying abroad next semester in Santiago. Because of university policies, I have to stay with a Chilean family while in Santiago, but in order to maintain some sense of independence / privacy, I'd really like to get an apartment for myself where I could stay on the weekends/ host parties/ etc. That said, I found an amazing loft apartment right in Plaza de Armas that has a great view of the Cathedral. Its really old and has a kind of Bohemian elegance... While I'm in love with the apartment, I was told by a Chilean friend (and have seen this online, as well) that Plaza de Armas is dangerous at night and that I should avoid renting the aforementioned apartment. What is the extent of the "danger" around the Plaza? I'm a native Spanish speaker and would probably only be there on the weekends. By "dangerous" do people mean that I'd likely be jumped whenever leaving? Is it close to any sort of night life? I'm in love with the apartment and so I'd really like to get an idea of how good of an idea it is to go ahead and reserve it for next semester. Thanks in advance for your help! Best Regards, J
I will be spending Christmas Day 25 and 26 in Santiago. Any suggestions on places to visit. Also restaurants that are open on the 25
So I posted previously about flying from Santiago to Buenos Aires, I found a few flights on LAN Airlines that stop off in Mendoza, I change planes, then continues on to Buenos Aires. Would I still be paying the entry fee upon arrival in Buenos Aires??
We will be travelling on a cruise from Valparaiso, Chile around South America, Cape Horn, Falkland Islands, etc. etc. ending up in Rio de Janiro. We plan to spend one night in Santiago, Chile upon our arrival. Wondering if anyone has done this - and would appreciate suggestions as to where to stay overnight in Santiago. We plan to take a cab from the airport to the hotel, then hire a driver for a tour in and around Santiago. So we will be spending one night- one dinner and morning breakfast in Santiago. Will take a cab (or any other suggestion?) to Valpraiso at noon the next day. Would appreciate any help/comments. Many thanks!
I am a US citizen traveling to Santiago for a month in december. With the recent start of college classes again I was wanting to travel to Buenos Aires for a week while Im there. My research has shown flying is a little more expensive then a bus, but it takes a few hours instead of almost a day. SO i plan to fly. My questions are: 1) Will I be charged the 131 dollar entry fee in Argentina, even though I already paid a similar fee in Chile? 2) How are the Hostels in Argentina? Will i be able to find one, How much is it gonna cost me? 3) I am open to suggestions for other locations to travel to, Do yall have any suggestions??
I'm looking for good deals on upper-end hotels in Santiago. Any help?
I read somewhere that it was closed after the 2010 earthquake. Has it re-opened? I'll be in Santiago on Nov. 19, 2011 for 3 days and am hoping it's open. I don't see it listed on the park website http://www.parquemet.cl/. It only gives times & rates for the funicular.
i am looking to travel by bus from santiago to mendoza next month. does anyone know if there is any road closures or delays because of the volcanic ash? thanks
Next month I'll be spending two days in Santiago and two days at the Valle Nevado resort. Should I rent my ski equipment in Santiago ( maybe cheaper)or go for the eazier way and rent up there?
I am attempting to find a place that offers hotair baloon rides in the wine region near Santiago. Can anyone give me a hit about where to look? Google has no suggestions neither does this site. I just want to know if it can be done.
Hello, My 16 y.o. daughter will be in Santiago tomorrow for one day. Arriving to the airport around noon, leaving around 8pm. She would like to see Santiago's sights. Can you recommend the best way to see the town? Where to go, what is the best way to get from/to airport? I understand, there are some hop-on/hop-off buses. Where can she buy ticket for it and how to get there from the airport? How much it might be to hire a taxi at the airport for the whole day to drive her around, showing sights? She speaks some Spanish. Also, if some local young person would like to meet with her and show her the sites, that would be great. Thank you.
Ill be staying at the Bella vista area in Santiago on July 5th(Tuesday) to July 8th (Friday) morning. I just want to go out at night, eat and party. Are those nights ok to party? Should I spend a night in Vina del mar or Valparaiso? I'm staying at a hostel. Thanks