Santiago de Chile – See everything the country has to offer
Location: Chile–between the mountains and the sea
Santiago de Chile is a vast metropolis, which sits right smack in the middle of Chile. It is just 100 km from the Pacific coast, with its sandy, untouched beaches and excellent water sports facilities. Around 100 km in the other direction lie the Andes Mountains, where dozens of ski resorts cater to the winter tourists. Santiago is served by an international airport and a network of excellent roads, which connect the city with neighbouring Argentina.
Business: Chile’s commercial hub
Santiago de Chile is the economic and political capital of the country, and the centre of all the major industries of Chile. The country’s status as an emerging market has led to increased investment in recent years, and the growth of a major financial sector in the city centre.
Culture: Discover the diversity of Chilean culture
Chile has a rich and diverse culture, which is evident across the city of Santiago. The colonial architecture harks back to the days of Spanish settlement, while the famous Inca Trail runs through the areas of the city and nearby Valparaiso. Visit the Museo de Santiago for a comprehensive history of the city.
Activities: Experience all four seasons in a day
There is no shortage of things to do in Santiago. You could start your day by skiing down the mountains then spend the afternoon surfing or swimming in the Pacific Ocean. There are numerous hiking trails in and around Santiago de Chile, including several tours of the local vineyards.