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 […]
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 […]
Mapocho Golf Club (Costanera North Salida #32, Pudahuel, Santiago) – located on the western outskirts of Santiago, this 18-hole golf course welcomes both golf pros and students of the sport. Since this is a public golf course, it even provides free golf classes (if they’re unable to do so themselves). See its website for hours […]
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, […]
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).
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 […]