Old-world charm, modern infrastructure and a gateway to countless adventures
Chosen by the New York Times as 2011’s #1 destination to visit, Santiago is a dynamic and contemporary metropolis located in the heart of Chile’s fertile central valley. Chile’s capital is a vibrant city full of character, with a thriving arts culture, trendy restaurant scene, and lively nightlife. Embraced on all sides by mountains – the mighty Andes to the east and the smaller coastal range to the west – on a clear day Santiago boasts one of the most incredible city views in the world. Old-world colonial mansions and the eclectic neighborhoods of Lastarria and Bellavista transition seamlessly to the skyscrapers and modern structures of Las Condes, Vitacura, and Providencia. With world-class skiing, wine tours, biking, and trekking right its doorstep, Santiago is a city full of exhilarating possibilities.
- As a cosmopolitan city, there is always something to do, so you can never go wrong with a visit. The weather, however, is prettiest in fall and spring, with least sunny days during winter.
- Santiago has a Mediterranean climate, so make sure to bring a jacket. Depending on the time of year, it drops 10-30 degrees overnight.