Tips & Tricks
Viña del Mar (beach resort town) – since the Chilean capital is landlocked, those who want to go to the beach during the country’s warm months must take a 2 ½ hour car ride to the seashore. Near the regional town of Valparaiso is the famed resort known as Viña del Mar (a.k.a. “La Ciudad […]
Sensation Innerspace (Centro Cultural Estación Mapocho, Santiago) – this is a major Trance and House music DJing event that takes place in Santiago every April (just weeks after a similar event, “Ultra Music Festival”, is held in Miami, USA). Held at Centro Cultural Estación Mapocho (a one-time railway station that was converted into a cultural […]
Valle Nevado (Avenida Vitacura 5250, Vitacura, Santiago) – opened in 1988, this is a ski resort complex located 46 km. east of Santiago (on the El Plomo foothills in the Andes Mountains). Some just ski (and/or conduct other winter sports) for the day, while others book full-fledged vacations here, since a number of hotels and […]
Viña Errázuriz (Calle Antofagasta, Panquehue) – real wine lovers are the most likely travelers to take the 2 ½ hour car trip from downtown Santiago to this vineyard. Once you arrive there, though, it’s worth the effort. Located within Aconcagua Valley (one of the country’s major wine-producing areas), the ride to Viña Errázuriz traces the […]
Reñaca (Av Borgono , L 1, Vina del Mar, Valparaíso) – located within the northern part of Viña del Mar, this is a popular 1.3 km. beach resort enclave, bordered by a beautiful promenade. It’s filled with sunbathers during the southern hemispheric months (December to February).
VTR Open (Club Naval de Campo las Salinas, Av. Jorge Montt 12100, Las Salinas, Viña Del Mar, Chile) – this beach resort town plays host to this major pro tennis tournament (played every February on outdoor red clay courts), which attracts regional and international tennis pros like Rafael Nadal, David Sánchez, Tommy Robredo, Carlos Berlocq, […]