Región Metropolitana de Santiago Travel Guide

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    At the entrance to Cerro St. Lucia
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  • Cerro San Cristobal

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Santiago Things to Do

    If you are visiting Santiago in Chile one of the highlights has to be the Cerro San Cristobal. The hill of Cerro San Cristobal can be reached by foot, by car via the road or by riding the funicular. Once you arrive there is a final walk to the summit where you will find the with 22 meter statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary, an amphitheater and...

  • Grand Hyatt Santiago

    Santiago Hotels

    The best hotel in all of Santiago! Very Cool place with unique architecture. The restaurants on the...

  • La Piojera

    Santiago Nightlife

    La Piojera is a landmark that all locals know. It may have changed names a few times, but it has a colorful history since its inception in 1896. This is a relatively cheap dive-bar where everyone has a good time, everyone is an equal and the drinks have no equal. The "Terremoto" (earthquake) is their drink - again, known to all locals. It is a...


San José de Maipo

  • Preparing your backpack...

    San José de Maipo What to Pack

    Take a good, comfortable backpack, and avoid any 'hanging' item (bags, bottles, etc), in order to keep your hands free. Trekking boots, sandals, windbreak jacket, Polartec jacket, short pants, hat. In winter, add to the list: helmet, Polartec pants and balaclava, plastic mountaineering boots, rackets, randonee skis (optional). Band aids,...

  • Hosteria Millahue

    San José de Maipo Hotels

    Camino Al Volcan 27.724, Santiago, Chile

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Families

  • how to get to san jose de maipo

    San José de Maipo Transportation

    a cab is the best option! they pick people up along the way which makes the fare cheaper. are you going alone? i shared it with a friend and we found it to be fast and reasonable. we went from santiago to san jose de maipo. i don't remember where we caught it, but do negotiate the price before you get in. it's about 1.5 hrs. are you going to...


Villa Paulina

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  • Always bring warm clothing, but also...

    Villa Paulina What to Pack

    (If staying overnight)An internal-frame pack, and make sure that nothing is hanging freely (pack any other item, such a daypack, inside your main backpack) In winter, 3-layers:Waterproof breathable parka (GoreTex is OK), fleece balaclava, Polartec jacket and pants, suitable shirt, capilene inner shirt, wind-stopping breathable waterproof overpants...

  • La Paloma hanging glacier

    Villa Paulina Things to Do

    One of the main drives for visitors to Yerba Loca, is the glacier of La Paloma ("the dove"), at the end of the canyon, 3 kilometres from the base camp at Casa de Piedra.Be either climb it, hike to its base, or just watch its emerald-blue ice from a distance, it's a rewarding experience and a glorious sight, as many people who goes there can't...

  • Freezing

    Villa Paulina Warnings and Dangers

    Low temperatures are usual here, even in summer, so taking some precautions is worthy.Leave water inside your tent, to avoid finding it rock-solid in the morning.Keep batteries (for cameras, but mostly, for headlamps) close to your body, as they tend to discharge spontaneously in sub-zero temperatures.Don't count on toilets and showers to be in...



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  • A New Restaurant

    Pomaire Restaurants

    When we were looking for a place to have lunch, we passed this restaurant and almost went inside. However, the free pisco's El Parron were giving away swayed us in that direction. San Francisco looked like a great place to dine, though. If I return to Pomaire, I would consider eating here! See my second photo for a sample of the prices...

  • Chilean Folk Music and Giant Empanadas!

    Pomaire Restaurants

    El Parron is a quaint local restaurant with lots of personality! The menu offers many different dishes, but we zeroed in on an oversize empanada about 12 inches long. We also received free pisco sours--a typical Chilean beverage for adults. The children were given a drink described as tutti fruti--a generic term for a mixture of fruit juices.Our...

  • Sample The Shops Of Pomaire

    Pomaire Things to Do

    If you're looking for a bargain, Pomaire should be your destination. This shop is a good example of what you see here, featuring local handcrafts and souvenirs. It was amusing visiting the shops to see all they offered. Some shops specialized in a few items, others carried a variety of products. Narrow sidewalks snaked past the shops, cars creeped...



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  • Getting to Pirque by Public Transport

    Pirque Transportation

    The easiest way to take public transport to Pirque is to catch the metro and take Line 5 which goes from Tobalaba all the way to the end (Puente Alto). Once you get out of the plaza you can catch a Colectivo taxi that goes across the Maipo River (you can ask the driver if you are not sure which one to get), or take a bus across.

  • El Magnolio Bed and Breakfast

    Pirque Hotels

    Av. El Llano s/n, Pirque, Pirque, 9480000, Chile

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • La Vaquita Echá - Chilean Cuisine

    Pirque Restaurants

    La Vaquita Echá is a restaurant offering a typical Chilean food experience. There are open aired dining spaces and an indoor area also. The diners are entertained with Chilean huasos on their guitars.A great place to go on a fine weekend, especially if you are in the mood for a BBQ. I enjoyed the Chilean BBQ which consists of different cuts of...


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