Oficina de turismo
Any tourism information that you need, on tours, maps, buses etc, inside and outside of Santiago. The personnel very kind and is well trained.
Cualquier información turística que necesites, sobre tours, mapas, autobuses, dentro y afuera de santiago. El personal es muy amable y bien entrenado.
Skying near santiago
Near santiago you have several sky resorts, just about one hour or less Farellones ( extremelly basic sky resort) el Colorado, La Parva and Valle nevado all of the last are great, sky lift is expensive, may be the most expensive one is Valle nevado, but worth it. the sky season in chile normally starts on june and ends in september. a little bit more far then this sky resort you have agrat one PORTILLO may be the best of them with very chalenging hills, the road to argentina , may be 2 or 3 hours from Santiago. in every sky resort you have sky renting equipment
Alto del Naranjo, on the trail...
Alto del Naranjo, on the trail up to Cerro Provincia, at 1877 meters above sea level.
An amazingly peaceful and almost out-of-this-world place: quiet, fragrant from country flowers and plants, snow-covered in winter, a great overlook to watch fireworks down at the city on special days or just to tumble down on the ground, covered by a blanket of stars, and see the Moon appear slowly from behind the massive Andean mountains (but if you go in winter, I recommend to add a tent or, at least,a good sleeping bag to that star blanket) Casual, o'course. Typical dress code is mountaineers's gear: long sleeved shirt and pants in summer; parka, gloves, balaclava, PolarFleece pants, hiking boots and a warm sleeping bag in winter.
In daytime in summer, shorts and t-shirt are fine.
Air: Both international and...
Air: Both international and domestics flights are serviced by Aeropuerto Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez, about 30 minutes from down- town (Taxi 22USD). Major carriers include: Aeroflot, Avinaca, Aerolineas Argentinas, Cubana de Aviacion, Aeroperu, Iberia, SAS, American Airlines, Anvant, British Airways, Lufthansa, Ecuatoriana, Pluna, Alta, Lan Chile, Ladeco, Lloyd Aereo Boliviano, Vasp, National Airlines, Alitalia, Lapsa, Tame, United, Varig, Air France, KLM, Swissair.
Taxis: Taxis are black with a yellow top. Note: it is not customary to tip cab drivers, although there's nothing to stop you if you wish.
Collectivo: Another kind of taxi (black) is a 'collectivo.' It is a car you share with other passengers, but like a bus, a collectivo will follow a set route indicated on the sign on the roof.
Buses: An extensive bus service covers all parts of greater Santiago, but is only useful with a good knowledge of local geography.
Rail: All trains departing from Santiago's Central Station head south. The carriages are old and European, offering the traveler something different. It is also possible to store your car on the train and take a sleeper compartment.
Subway: Santiago's metro is efficient, clean, and inexpensive. There are three lines. Line 1 crosses from east to west. Line 2 crosses the city from north to south, and the last line heads further south from Baquedano Station.
Quick and good
The restaurant La Terrazza was next to our hotel (Hotel principado), that was pretty handy as is was just a few steps away.
It was also just perfect for a quick bite. Like the last day in Santiago, our bus was leaving around 13.00, for a two our trip towards Vina del Mar, so it was advised to eat something before the transfer.
Like this it was ideal to enter La Terraza for a sandwich or a burger. Ham and Cheese sandwich