Santiago Sports & Outdoors

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    Underwater marvels!

    by Tolacuna Updated Apr 4, 2011

    There is a lot of diving in Chile and also near Santiago on diferent spots on the cost. The water is obviously colder that nin the caribean, but there is nothing that a 7mm neoprene suit can´t fix. Lots of companies offer -for the day- or weekend trips, including hotel or the BBQs etc. Personally I have seen fish banks, see wolfs (surounded by them at very close range), ship wraks, lots of flora and fauna. I have a page about everything you need to know about diving in Chile. (I think it´s the only non-comercial diving page in Chile). Check it out: www.dive.cl

    Equipment: all gear can be rented from the local operator and is usually included in the price.

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    Underwater marvels!

    by Tolacuna Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Wrack at 17 mt  in Quintay, 90 min from Santiago

    There is a lot of diving in Chile and also near Santiago on diferent spots on the cost. The water is obviously colder that nin the caribean, but there is nothing that a 7mm neoprene suit can´t fix. Lots of companies offer -for the day- or weekend trips, including hotel or the BBQs etc. Personally I have seen fish banks, see wolfs (surounded by them at very close range), ship wraks, lots of flora and fauna. I have a page about everything you need to know about diving in Chile. (I think it´s the only non-comercial diving page in Chile). Check it out: www.dive.cl

    Equipment: all gear can be rented from the local operator and is usually included in the price.

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    • Diving and Snorkeling
    • Photography

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    Skiing or Snowboarding near Santiago

    by kiwigal_1 Written Jan 29, 2009
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    The best places for skiing in Chile are near Santiago - Valle Nevado, La Parva, El Colorado and a little further away - Portillo. I have not skiied in the US or Canada so can´t compare the conditions but I have never heard anyone complaining about the skiing conditions here. Each of these places has its own website:

    Valle Nevado
    La Parva
    El Colorado
    Portillo

    There are places to ski further south but if you were to base yourself in Santiago you could try out a few different places by taking a shuttle each day (see my Santiago page sports tips for details).

    There is accommodation available at each of these locations however it is quite expensive and usually require a minimum stay (eg 7 days in Portillo).

    Equipment: Equipment can be hired on the mountain but it does make for an expensive outing. I took my own equipment with me.

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    • Adventure Travel
    • Singles
    • Skiing and Boarding

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    Go to a Colo Colo game

    by iwys Updated Jan 9, 2009

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    Chileans are football crazy and Colo Colo are the most popular football club in the country. They play their home games at Estadio Monumental. Built in 1989, the stadium has a capacity of 45,000. Originally, the stadium could hold up to 65,000 spectators but its capacity was reduced for security reasons. The highest ever recorded attendance was 69,305 for a 1992 match between Colo-Colo and Universidad de Chile.

    Nowadays, it is very rare for games to be sold out, except for the Superclasico v Universidad de Chile. I got there more than an hour before kick-off and bought my ticket on the day of the game. I paid C$12,000 to see a Copa Libertadores match. For that, I had a good seat at the side. Colo Colo's most fanatical fans, known as the Garra Blanca, stand behind the goal, where you will see huge flags, flares and fireworks.

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    Rafting on Cajon del Maipo

    by kiwigal_1 Written Jan 28, 2008

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    Rafting on the Cajon del Maipo was awesome fun. I have done it twice now and would recommend it. The rafting trip was about 12 kilometres long and took about an hour. Trips leave at 11am and 2pm.

    Contact the owner Alexis direct on his cellphone. For bookings made and paid for 7 days in advance Alexis gives a 10% discount.

    The cost is 15,700 pesos Monday to Saturday and 16,900 pesos on Sundays and holidays.

    Equipment: All the equipment is provided by the company. All you need to wear is your swim suit and some sturdy shoes (sneakers) although the company can supply those too. They give you a wetsuit, jacket, shorts, helmet and a paddle.

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    Day Mountain Biking

    by ywok Written Jul 21, 2007

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    A lot of people have asked me what to do on weekends, and especially on long weekends.
    The beauty of Santiago is just how easy it is to get away from the city and into real nature.

    If you have a mountain bike, a great trail is Hacienda Las Varas. This is a private ranch, that has good vibes with cyclists. But it´s a reciprocal thing. Be respectful, it´s someone´s farm!
    To get there, take the road up to the ski centers. At mile marker (sorry, kilometer marker) 3, there is a curve and a wooden sign that reads HACIENDA LAS VARAS. Take that road (dirt) which makes a right. You will start climbing a pine columned road up, and up. At one point, you will see some simple homes, make sure to say hi to everyone. After about 8, there is a barrier. Say, ¨PUEDO SUBIR?¨with a smile, and they open the electric gate for you.
    Great riding starts soon!
    Trails and more trails, with stunning views of Santiago on one side. You can come out the same side, or ride down the singletrack and come out a bit closer to Santiago. There is a small ampitheater, where they do german language plays twice a year (December I think).
    Don´t spook the horses and respect this beautiful spot.

    Equipment: Helmet
    gloves
    pump
    inner tube
    water
    munchies

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    Touch Rugby

    by kiwigal_1 Written May 4, 2007

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    This tip is really for expats or Chileans who may be interested in joining a sports team while they are living in Santiago. Touch Rugby is taking Santiago by a storm with a competition running in the winter and summer. At the moment we are playing on Monday nights. The games were held at the Prince of Wales country club for a number of years and in 2007 moved to the Estadio Israelita.

    We don't practice very often at all but when we do we usually combine it with a BBQ in a park with family (see pics).

    Equipment: You should get a paid of touch rugby shoes so you don't slip but shirts are provided by the team you join. If you are wanting to join a team then you are welcome to drop me a line. I play for the team called "Mongrels"... believe me, it sounds more ruthless than we are!! Our team dresses in bright pink shirts which stand out during the night games :)

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    Skying near santiago

    by jpizquierdo Written Nov 15, 2006

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    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.

    Equipment: in every sky resort you have sky renting equipment

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    Skiing and Snowboarding - Ski Total

    by kiwigal_1 Written Aug 19, 2006

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    Santiago is the perfect place to base yourself if you are planning to include some skiing or snowboarding in your Chilean adventure. Three skiifields are located about an hour away from Santiago. They are Valle Nevado, La Parva and Colorado. There is another skiifield about 2 hours away called Portillo. Accommodation is available on the mountains however they usually require that you stay up there for 7 days.

    As I was living in Santiago, I made day trips up the mountain using a local ski transportation company called Ski Total.

    Equipment: If you haven't brought your own gear you can rent it at the Ski Total offices in Las Condes.

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  • Horseback riding to Los Queñes

    by outdoorfreak Updated Nov 24, 2004

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    A really nice 2 day trip to the Andean Mountains near the town of Curico. It's a really lovely place a bit different to regular horseback riding as the route done here is not very well known, infact I'd have thought I was the first person to ever be there. Wich in the end wasn't true as we reached a breathtaking place up in the mountains called Stone house that lies next to a beautiful blue lagoon . It's a 7 hour horseride up, through rivers, steep hills, thick branches that scratch a bit but once your up the top you get to a stone house beside a lake which I found awesome. The "arrieros" that accompanied us up then prepared a tasty and life saving barbecue and in the evening we just chatted away surrounded by this heavenly place. next day we took our horses again and we followed the track to the river Teno where a raft was expecting to take us done some rapids... what can I say.... just wow!... that was pretty awesome, never done it before in my life, but I'd certainly do it again.... yes sir!...

    Equipment: Definetly some protective clothing (trousers and long sleeves) the branches seem to scratch once in a while. Sun protection, just a day back pack... don't have to pack much as these guys seem to bring everything we could possibly need with them.

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    • Budget Travel

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    Futebol - Soccer - Univercidad Catolica

    by dargains Written Sep 23, 2004

    Um dos estádios mais lindos que eu já fui na vida, vc assiste ao jogo e ganha de presente um linda paisagem dos andes ao fundo.

    Una de las arenas mas increibles en que ja estuve en mi vida, tu miras ao partido y gana de regallo una belissima paisage de la Cordillera con nieve en el fondo.

    One of the most beautifull stadiums i have ever benn, you watch the game, and get to see a lovely seight of the snowed Andes on the background

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    Valle Nevado skiing center

    by mev1976 Written Jun 11, 2004

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    This is the best place to go skiing near Santiago, with 24 miles of runs with difficulty levels from the beginner to expert.

    3 hotels with 1000 beds, no shelters , 7 restaurant, fitness center, pub, bar,snow school, ski shop, etc.

    Equipment: If you have your own equipment , bring it, but if not you can rent it on it.

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    • Skiing and Boarding

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    Rafting, Kayaking, overlanding, trekking and more

    by mev1976 Written Jun 9, 2004

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    kayaking in chiloe

    This is a travel agency specialist in adventur e tourist.
    I several times trip with this guys to rafting near Santiago, they can offer you too sea kayaking, overlanding, trekking, horseback riding,flyfishing,multiactivities,mountaineering and culture trips , they have very organized trip all over the country with bilingual guides and good equipment.

    Equipment: You dont need bring equipment, all the activities include it.

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    Mountain Biking in Santiago

    by IIGUANA Written Nov 28, 2003

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    Mountain Biking has become a huge activity in Santigo. There are really easy paths for begginers, and there are some that are quite hard, for the pros.
    If you'd like to enjoy a good climb on your bike, then an easy downhill, then try the Cerro San Cristobal. There are 3 ways to start:
    1. From La Piramide, in Las Condes, on Americo Vespucio Ave.
    2. From Pedro de Valdivia Ave, just follow the street until you get to the bottom of the hill
    3. From Pio Nono st, in Bellavista.

    It's an easy climb, with lots of bikers on Saturdays and Sundays. I'd recommend going in the morning. It can get lonely during the evening (not recommendable).
    If you want to go down not on the road, try going with someone who knows the path, otherwise you might end in the street down the hill.

    Other good mbiking path is Huinganal in La Dehesa district and Santuario de la Naturaleza in Las Condes, close to the Andes.

    Equipment: Bring your bike, a good helmet, and if it's summer, lots of water.

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    • Cycling

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    Skiing in the Andes

    by IIGUANA Written Nov 21, 2003

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    The Andes

    The ski resorts, which can be reached by bus or car, are located less that an hour's drive from Santiago. Farellones-EI Colorado, La Parva and Valle Nevado are all situated on the slopes of the Andean mountains. From June to October these resorts, as well as others in Chile, are visited by both foreign and Chilean ski fanatics, because of the excellent slopes, good snow, nice weather and modern infrastructure.
    Also near Santiago, but 145 kilometers northeast is Portillo with its traditional hotel of international fame, overlooking the beautiful Del Inca Lagoon.

    Equipment: Skiing/snowboarding equipment

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