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Introduction

Santiago

Santiago

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Santiago (or Santiago de Chile) is the capital of Chile, with a population of approximately 5.5 million people. Alongside Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo, Santiago is one of the leading economic hubs of South America. But Santiago is also stunningly beautiful, its modern skyline set against the backdrop of the snow capped Andes mountains.

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Neighbourhoods

  • Central Santiago - The traditional financial area of the city, full of colonial architecture and paseos (streets turned pedestrian walkways).
  • Providencia - A solidly middle class comuna home of many of the entertainment districts, including Suecia and the area surrounding Manuel Montt. It also comprises Parque Bustamente, a quiet, tree-lined neighborhood with many hostels and cafés.
  • Sanhattan and eastern Santiago (Ñuñoa, Macul, La Florida, Penalolen, La Reina, Las Condes, Vitacura, Lo Barnechea) - The new financial district of the city, full of tall buildings, swanky bars, and high-end hotels. This part of the city stretches all the way to the Andean glaciers at the city borders.
  • Bellavista and northern Santiago (Recoleta, Independencia, Conchali, Renca, Quilicura, Huechuraba) - The Bohemian quarter of the city full of bars and nightclubs.
  • Western and southern Santiago (Barrio Brasil, Barrio República, Quinta Normal, Estación Central, Lo Prado, Cerro Navia, Pudahuel, Maipu, Cerrillos, Pedro Aguirre Cerda, Lo Espejo, San Miguel, San Joaquin, La Cisterna, San Ramón, La Granja, El Bosque, La Pintana) - Contains Barrio Brasil, a neighborhood of students, artists, cheap restaurants, and happy hour as well as the western and southern parts of the city, including both the city's airport and central railway station.

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Sights and Activities

  • Cerro Santa Lucia - a hill in the centre. The site where Pedro de Valdivia founded the city.
  • Pablo Neruda Museum.
  • National Museum of Fine Arts (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes).
  • Parque Metropolitano is a 700+ hectare park and recreation area complete with swimming pools, a zoo, restaurants and a botanical garden. On a clear day, you can experience sweeping views of the city from Cerro San Cristóbal, the city's highest point.
  • Plaza De Armas - the city's main square.
  • Wander the streets of Bellavista and Bellas Artes.
  • La Moneda Palace - the presidential palace.
  • Mercado Central - the city's distinctive wrought-iron market.
  • If you want to see something different, you could go to either Mercado Bio Bio which is on the yellow metro line, metro station Franklin or Mercado La Vega which is on the same line between the metro stations Puente Cal y Canto and Patronato. These are poorer markets than Mercado Central so be careful.
  • Cerro Santa Lucia - Park Address: Cnr Alameda & Santa Lucia, Hours: 9:00am to 7:00pm
  • Plaza de Armas - Plaza, fountain celebrating liberator Simon Bolivar Address: Cnr Monjitos & 21 de Mayo

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Events and Festivities

  • Santiago's Annual Love Parade - Santiago's Annual Love Parade is a celebration of love and freedom in the city attracting thousands dancers and party goers every year in January. Expect bedazzled floats, loud music, great food, drinks, and street parties that last through the night.
  • The Santiago Jazz Festival - The Santiago Jazz Festival features both local and international musicians that come to the city for a week of great outdoor live music. Many different styles of jazz are represented, and all of the concerts are free. Event takes place in late January or early February.
  • Vinos de Chile - Vinos de Chile is a wine festival brings over 30 of Chile’s vineyards to Santiago to show off their best wines. The week-long event is typically held at the Plaza San Francisco Hotel in March. Visitors can expect wine tastings, competitions, and other fun events.
  • Easter - Since Chile is a predominately Catholic nation, Easter week is regarded as one of the most important weeks of the year. Expect to see parades, events, and religious ceremonies all around town beginning on Good Friday.
  • Dieciocho (01 Sep 2013 - 20 Sep 2013) - Dieciocho, the 18th of September, marks the independence of the Chilean people from Spanish control, and it is one of the most celebrated events on the Chilean calander. Parties consume the month of September, springing up in nearly all the parks of the city, and the nightclubs get full to the brim with people dancing the Cueca (Chile's national dance) and drinking Chicha. Chicha is arguably the best bevarage to come out of this traditional country and is made from either grapes or apples to produce a beautifully sweet drink that is only sold during the festivities of this month, so catch it while you can.
  • The Santiago International Short Film Festival - The Santiago International Short Film Festival is one of the most important events in Latin American cinema. The festival features short films by both established and up-and-coming artists.

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Weather

The warm days start from November and lasts well into March, with an average temperature from 25 °C to 35 °C during the day and around 15 °C to 22 °C From April to August the weather is relatively cold (still mild though) and unstable, mostly haze, cloudy, and sometimes rainy with temperatures from -2 °C on some nights to 15 °C or a little more on the warmer days. The sun starts to shine again in September and October, but be careful because some days looks like summer and the next day could be rainy.

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Getting There

By Plane

Santiago International Airport, also called Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport or Pudahuel Airport, is the main airport in Chile and located in Pudahuel, west of the capital. It's the largest airport in the country with almost 10 million passengers a year.
LanChile is the national carrier of Chile, but many other major airlines fly into Chile as well, including Iberia, several South American airlines and airlines based in the USA.

Some travellers arriving by air are required to pay a "processing fee." This processing fee is in response to fee levied against Chileans travelling abroad, and will match the amount of the fee charged to the Chileans. Citizens from the USA pay $US 45, Citizens from Canada pay $US 55 and citizens of Australia pay $US 30. This fee can be paid in US dollars, Chilean Pesos or with travellers checks.

To/from the airport

  • Bus: TurBus and CentroPuerto provide regular buses from the airport to a number of stations in Santiago, including the main metro stations.
  • Minivan: Tur Transfer and Transvip provide shuttle services by van.
  • Taxi/Car: Taxis and rental cars are widely available.

By Train

  • Metrotren offers the service between Santiago and San Fernando.
  • TerraSur offers the service between Santiago, Chillán, and Concepción.
  • Buscarril offers local service between Talca and Constitución.
  • Biotren offers local service between Talcahuano and Hualqui.
  • Local Service between Talcahuano and Renaico.
  • Local Service between Temuco and Victoria.

More info at Empresa de Ferrocarriles del Estado (EFE).

By Car

Entering Santiago by car, you'll probably find yourself on the Autopista Central (Ruta 5), the Chilean leg of the Pan-American Highway. To use this freeway you need a device called "TAG", or a day pass which you can buy from service stations. One day passes are CLP$4400. You can also buy it after accidentally passing through it without one.

By Bus

Buses are the main mode of transportation between cities, and most cities in Chile have a bus connection to the capital. For some close, large cities, like Valparaiso or Viña del Mar there may be a bus departing as frequently as every 15 minutes. Prices of bus tickets vary according to demand and type of seat (regular seat, semi-bed or bed). Buses are in general clean and comfortable, but this may not always be the case with the toilets on board. There are several bus terminals in the city, the biggest being Terminal Santiago.

The bus ride between Santiago and Mendoza in Argentina has beautiful views and takes about eight hours, depending on the time spent at the Cristo Redentor checkpoint. The border crossing is at about 2,800 metres in the Andes. Note that fruit, vegetables or animal products are not allowed in either direction; all luggage will get checked at the border. One-way fares are listed at around CLP$21.000 (semicama) CLP$25.000 (cama) in high season, but are often cheaper if booked in advance and in the off season. There are also buses to and from San Juan (one way fares listed at around CLP$19.500) and Neuquen, Argentina. One-way fares to Lima are listed at around CLP$85.000.

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Getting Around

Try to avoid the rush hours during the week. In the morning, rush hours are between 8:00am and 10:00am, while in the evening between 6:00pm and 8:00pm.

By Public Transport

Transantiago
Transantiago is the public transport system in Santiago. It operates buses and Metro systems across the different zones in the city. The minimum fare for a bus ride is 500 pesos. Use the journey planner (Spanish only) to find your way around the city.

Bip!
Bip! is a pre-paid contactless smartcard used to pay for the bus and metro services in Santiago. You can get this card at all Metro stations and Bip! offices. The card is available for 1,200 pesos and can be topped up with more credit later.

Taxi
There are two types of taxis:

  • Taxi (black and yellow), operated by individuals.
  • Radio Taxi (generally navy blue), operated by a company.

Tourists are recommended to use Radio Taxis.

By Foot

Central Santiago is navigable on foot, but you have to use public transport to combine it with more outlying places.

By Bike

Bikesantiago is a bike sharing program with monthly and annual memberships. You must register to use the service.

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Eat

In downtown and the east of the city you can find both global and domestic fast food chains. Why not opt for the latter and have a completo, the Chilean version of the hot dog with tomato, mayonnaise, sauerkraut or a italiano hot dog with tomato, avocado and mayonnaise. In addition there are small sandwich places known as "picadas" serving different kinds of sandwiches (some of them with huge steaks) and pies. There are also street food carts where you can find local specialties like sopaipillas (buns) stuffed with fried pumpkin and mote con huesillo, a soft drink with peaches and wheat.

The traditional cuisine of central Chile is centered around barbecued meat (beef or pork) with tomatoes, potatoes or corn. Local specialties include cazuela (a soup), porotos con riendas (beans with pasta), porotos granados (a vegetarian bean stew), charquicán (stew of beef and potatoes, topped with an egg), pastel de choclo (corn pie) and as we're in southern South America — asado (barbecued meat). Seafood is not as common in Santiago as you might expect, though if you want some, the restaurants at central market is the place to go.

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Drink

Nightlife choices vary widely across the city and their location usually reflects their price and style.

  • Barrio Bellavista and Barrio Brasil are popular spots close to downtown. The Bohemian Bellavista can be reached by Metro to Baquedano, or by bus to Plaza Italia. Cross the bridge will bring you to Pio Nono, which probably has highest density of bars, pubs, and clubs in Chile, including some LGBT places. Per law, everything closes down at 5 AM, though you may be able to join people for afterparties elsewhere.
  • Barrio Lastarria has more sophisticated and relaxed bars, pubs, cafés, many of which have an interesting history. It's also a district for fine dining.
  • The historic centre likewise has many traditional places to have a drink, some of which have retained an ambience from the early 20th century. One of them is La Piojera, with its signature terremoto (earthquake) drink with wine, Fernet and pineapple ice cream.
  • Plaza San Enrique is a park located in Lo Barnechea (at the far northeast of the city) which is surrounded by nightclubs. The most popular one is Sala Murano (it can get very crowded!). People who attend are mostly aged 18-25 and it is one of the safest places to party. Most people there are from upper-middle to high class, so it is more expensive than other neighbourhoods. Typically, females get in for free, while males pay around CLP$3000-5000. You can get there by buses, but though buses do pass later on, you might have to wait up to an hour for it.
  • Plaza Ñuñoa is a district east of the central area and is another popular spot nightlife spot.
  • Vitacura is located pretty far east (towards the Andes). It is composed of bars and some places where you can dance. The places are nice and although they certainly lack cohesiveness as nightlife (since bars only recently started opening there) it can be fun to go. It is more expensive that other areas of Santiago and frequented by people that live in the eastern (wealthier) side of the city. Although you can get there by bus, it will be hard to leave on anything but a taxi since buses don't run late.

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Sleep

All types of accommodation, from top class hotels to backpacker hostels are available. As a general rule, lodging gets more luxurious and expensive the further east you travel.

Classic, mid-range hotels can be found downtown, and in the nearby residential areas such as Barrio Brasil you'll find more affordable accommodation like youth hostels. Lastarria just east of downtown features small boutique hotels. In the eastern part of the city you can find hotels of international luxury chains and apartment hotels, catering to those who attend business meetings, conferences or trade shows. Still further east, outside the city and up the mountains there are the upscale ski resorts.

Budget

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Aconcagua HostelRoman Diaz 41Hostel80
Almirante Riveros HostelAlmirante Riveros 025Guesthouse82
Andes ApartmentsMonjitas 506APARTMENT80
San Cristobal Suites ProvidenciaSuecia 151, Providencia,APARTMENT-
Atacama HostelRoman Diaz 130Hostel-
Atacama Student HouseCondell 857 - ProvidenciaHostel-
Bella Vida ApartmentIsmael Valdez Vergara 492 La FloridaApartment-
BH Bed & BreakfastCapellan Abarzua No 143 BellavistaGUESTHOUSE-
Bellavista HostelDardignac 0184 - Providencia Barrio BellavistaHostel81
Apart Hotel CambiasoAv. Pedro de Valdivia 150 of. 1217, Providencia SantiagoApartment-
Casa Club La ReinaAxel Munthe 7710 La ReinaGuesthouse-
Casaltura HostelSan Antonio 811,Guesthouse80
Chilli Hostel SantiagoTriana 863Hostel85
DepacentroAmunategui 471 Apto. Fguesthouse-
Dominica Hostel SantiagoDominica 24Hostel81
Don Santiago HostelAv. Ricardo Cumming 95Hostel87
Eco HostelGeneral Jofr 349BHOSTEL84
Footsteps BackpackersAlmirante Simpson 50Hostel-
Green HouseMarcoleta 537 metro Santa LuciaGuesthouse-
Happy House HostelMoneda 1829 Barrio BrasilHostel81
B&B Rio Amazonas-Barrio BrasilRosas 2234 Santiago Centroguesthouse-
Hostal AmericanoCompañia de Jesus 1906Guesthouse-
Hostel de la BarraJose Miguel de la Barra 449HOSTEL81
Hostal ForestalCoronel Santiago Bueras 122, Barrio LastarriaHostel88
Hostal ProvidenciaVicuña Mackena 92-AHostel85
Hostal RomandiaRomán Díaz 1403Guesthouse-
Hostel Lucia SuitesAv. Santa Lucia 168HOSTEL79
Hostal SantiagoCompañía 3023,Santiago Barrio Patrimonial YungayGuesthouse-
Hostel AyekantunCatedral 2225Hostel-
Hostelling International Santiago de ChileCienfuegos 151Hostel-
Hotel Angamosangamos 367Hotel83
Hotel Plaza LondresLondres 77Hotel73
House SantiagoBarros Borgoo 199 - ProvidenciaHOSTEL-
Juan Carlos ApartmentManuel Montt esquina 11 de SeptiembreApartment-
KasatobalabaSan Pio X 2441 ProvidenciaHostel-
La Casa RojaAgustinos 2113 Barrio BrazilHostel-
La Chimba HostelE. Pinto Lagarrigue 262 Barrio BellavistaHostel85
Marilu´s Bed and Breakfast246 Rafael Cañas Street 1st and 3rd Floor ProvidenGuesthouse-
Mela Blu ApartmentsVillavicencioapartment-
Moai Viajero HostelToesca 2335Hostel-
Newen Kara HostelCalle La Sierra 1441 a pasos del Metro Manuel Montt - ProvidenciaHostel69
Nuevo Horizonte HostelAvenida Brasil 723Guesthouse-
Plaza de Armas HostelCompaia 960 Dp. 607HOSTEL78
Residencial Plaza ItaliaAv. Vicuña Mackenna 6, 6 Floor,1Guesthouse-
Santiago Private Apartments and Suitescasilla 51404Guesthouse-
Student Housing HorizonteMaturana 557 Barrio Brasilhostel-
Terra Extremus HostelVicuna Mackenna 38Hostel-
Urania's Bed and BreakfastBocaccio N°60 Street Las Condes AreaGuesthouse-
Ventana Sur HostalClaudio Arrau 0340 ProvidenciaHostel87
Vita AparthotelAmerico Vespucio Norte 22 Metro escuela Militarapartment-
Pure Lounge HostelErnesto Pinto Lagarrigue 160 RecoletaHostel-
Hostel So BeAlmirante Latorre 31 Santiago CentroHostel-
Hostal el RacoSanta Domingo N° 2816Guesthouse-
Intiwasi HotelJosue Smith Solar 380Guesthouse-
Hostal del BarrioGeneral Ekdhal 159 BellavistaGuesthouse-
Che Lagarto Hostel SantiagoSan Antonio 60HOSTEL-
Chile HostalesRoman Diaz 140 ProvidenciaHostel-
Hostal Rio Amazonas - Plaza ItaliaVicuña Mackenna 47Guesthouse83
Kvtravelchilefrancisco antonio encina 1781 departamentos,204,205,303,1703 1804,704,401,1809Apartment-
Hotel del PatioPío Nono 61Hotel-
The Princesa Insolente HostelMoneda #2350Hostel86
Hostal Casona ProvidenciaAv. Suecia 1860 ProvidenciaGuesthouse-
Landay Barcelo HostelErasmo Escala #2012Hostel81
Luz Azul HostelMoneda #2350 Barrio BrasilHostel-
Hostel Caracol SantiagoGeneral Ekdhal 151Hostel-
Santiago BackpackersMac Iver 661Hostel82
Elegebe Apartmentcalle esmeralda 772 bandera 898Apartment-
Gato Verde Bed and Breakfastcarrera pinto 1905 ÑuñoaGuesthouse-
Hostal Luna CalypsoManuel Antonio Prieto 0184Hostel-
Hostel Bella 269Bellavista 269 Esquina LoretoHOSTEL82
Hostel El CastilloLoreto 229Hostel-
Traveller's Place HostelAlmirante Barroso, 457Hostel80
Departamentos Amoblados Nueva de lyonNueva de lyon 170 Providencia, SantiagoApartment-
MV SantiagoDr Ramon Corvalan 8 Santa Rosa 25Apartment-
Casagrande Mini HotelAv Vicuña Mackenna 90Hotel-
Kcar Hostel BoutiqueArzobispo Larrain Gandarillas 99 Providencia SantiagoHOSTEL-
H Rado HostelPio Nono 5, Providencia Barrio BellavistaHostel91
Personal Aparts DowntownMonjitas 744Apartment-
Hostal Oveja VerdeEliodoro Yañez 1336 Providencia SantiagoGuesthouse83
SweetapartBarros Borgono 44 ProvidenciaApartment-
Castillo Surfista HostelCalle Maria Luisa Santander 0329Hostel87
Hotel Monte LeonRosas 1991 Comuna de Santiago ChileGUESTHOUSE75
HDS Chile - Hotel Don SantiagoFernando Manterola #0550Hotel-
Alto Suite ProvidenciaPedro de Valdivia 150Apartment-
Blend HostelArzobispo Gonzalez ,425 Barrio BrazilHOSTEL-
DelparqueAv. Santa Maria 571A Departamento 2604 RecoletaApartment-
Santiago ApartamentosMerced no. 562 Depto 2017APARTMENT-
Providencia Bed and BreakfastAlberto Magno 1398GUESTHOUSE-
Casa AllegroLuis Beltran 1828GUESTHOUSE-
Selknam HostelSazie n° 1885HOSTEL-
L'AmbassadeSuiza 2084 ProvidenciaHOTEL-
F&F HostelAntonia Lopez De Bello 0325HOSTEL-
Hostal KarukinkaCalle Europa 2176, Providencia SantiagoGUESTHOUSE-
AbracadabraMaturana 567GUESTHOUSE-
Hostel El Arco de IrisGeneral Flores 217, ProvidenciaHOSTEL-
Casa Ibarra Wine HotelCamino Lo Ermita Parcela 8 Calera de TangoHOTEL-
Casa Mosaico HostelCalle Loreto 111, Barrio BellavistaHOSTEL-
Hostal Casa De TrianaViña del mar 015 ProvidenciaHostel-
Departamentos amoblados Global-cityzenMiraflores 455APARTMENT-
Monarca Hoteles las CondesAvenida America Vespucio 22HOTEL-
Nomades HostelBellavista 0318HOSTEL79
Hostal ColonialManuel Montt 520, ProvidenciaGUESTHOUSE-
Apart Santa luciaSanta Rosa 265APARTMENT-
AMS Apartments MonjitasMonjitas 744APARTMENT-
Bed & Breakfast Casa DarochToms Andrews 059-ProvidenciaGUESTHOUSE-
Hotel RALota 2476, Comuna de ProvidenciaGUESTHOUSE82
Hostal SoleVirginia Subercaseaux 4000 - 22GUESTHOUSE-
Wally Gator CatedralWally Gator Catedral Nº 1933, Departamento 603APARTMENT-
Wally Gator LibertadLibertad 1270APARTMENT-
Apart-Santiago 801BCalle Cóndor 773 Apartamento 801-BAPARTMENT-
Apart-Santiago 403ACalle Cóndor 793 Apartamento 403-AAPARTMENT-
San Cristobal Suites Bellas ArtesHuerfanos 547 Santiago - CentroAPARTMENT-
apART AltamiraHuérfanos 547 Of.2117 Torre B, SantiagoAPARTMENT-
El Magnolio Bed and BreakfastAv Concha y Toro s/n, PirqueHOTEL-
Hostel FriendlyPasaje Folo n743, Ñuñoa, SantiagoHOSTEL-
Loreto HotelLoreto 170HOTEL-
Bellas Artes SuitesMac Iver 551APARTMENT-
Apart Hotel El MesónCalle Encomenderos 200APARTMENT-
Hotel BalearesAlmirante Simpson 59HOTEL-
Heidelberg Haus Apart HotelLos Nogales 843HOTEL-
Hostal Parque BustamanteAv. Rancagua #0111 Ramon Carnicer #111GUESTHOUSE-
Provi Bed and BreakfastCarlos AntunezGUESTHOUSE-
Hotel Boutique Paris LondresLondres 54HOTEL-
Apoquindo ApartsCoimbra 110 Oficina 701 La Gloria 34APARTMENT-
Urbano UnoPedro de Valdivia 263, Providencia.APARTMENT-
Hostal AhinValenzuela Castillo 1646 ProvidenciaGUESTHOUSE-
Hostal Lago de PlataHuerfanos 2460HOTEL-
Apart-Santiago 1009BCalle Cóndor 773 Apartamento 1009BAPARTMENT-
Apart-Santiago 804ACalle Cóndor 793 Apartamento 804AAPARTMENT-
Apartament CentralPortugal 38 Torre 5 dpto 45 Almirante Riveros 025APARTMENT-
SantiagoApartNataniel Cox 135, centroAPARTMENT-
Conchita Flores B&BManuel Montt 526HOTEL-
Kv Travel Chile LtdFrancisco Antonio Encina #1781- Providencia- SantiGUESTHOUSE-
Santiago Downtown Apartments LiraLira 238APARTMENT-
Bellavista Rent ApartLoreto 350APARTMENT-
Hostal AmericanoCompanía 1906GUESTHOUSE-
Makus HostelRomán Díaz 186, ProvidenciaHOSTEL-
Poker HostelPadre Luis de Valdivia 361HOSTEL-

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Work

Teaching English

Santiago has a good stable economy that has been powering on despite the current crisis. If you want to live and work in a South American country, Chile could not be easier for English teachers. Due to the government's attempts to open up its economy to the world and their current policy of 'English opens doors' the demand in Santiago for English classes is huge. Unlike Europe, a TEFL certificate is not even necessary (although I would recomend it) and you can find many private institutes that are willing to take on new-comers and give them some training. VISAs can be acquired in the country once you've found the institute you want to work with so no prior paperwork is needed before you arrive, many people even work on tourist VISAs and just leave for Argentina every 3 months.

Your wages will be around 500,000 pesos per month for around 22 hours teaching time, which is ok but no brilliant. Chile can be quite expensive in some areas such as food produce. It is however, enough to live well, enjoy life and save a little for further travel around the country.

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Keep Connected

Internet

There are cybercafes in every major and midsize city and at all tourist destinations. Some libraries are in a program called Biblioredes, with free computers and Internet. Wifi is getting more and more common. They're usually in metro stations, airports, malls, cafes, public buildings and several public spaces. Check for the ones that say gratis - for free. McDonald's and Starbucks are chains which almost always have free wifi.

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

The country calling code to Chile is: 56. To make an international call from Chile, the code is: 00. Emergency phone numbers include 131 (Ambulance), 132 (Fire) and 133 (Police).

Public phones located on streets are very likely to be tampered or vandalized, so it's better to use a phone located inside a commerce or a station. Prepaid cards for mobile phones and public phones are sold at most newspaper kiosks, supermarkets, gas stations, pharmacies and phone dealers. Mobile GSM networks are ubiquitous in all major cities and most of the territory of central and southern Chile. A basic prepaid cellular phone usually costs about 15,000 pesos, most frequently charged with 10,000 pesos worth of prepaid minutes. No ID is required to buy a prepaid phone. GSM SIM cards from ENTEL, Movistar or Claro are usually available for 5,000 pesos, but without credit, so you'll need to buy some prepaid minutes to be able to call. Money can be charged into a cellphone from some pharmacies (Ahumada, Cruz Verde and Salco Brand) on the counter and in cash, or by using a credit card through an automated service operator, with directions in Spanish or English.

Post

Correos de Chile is the national postal service, and although relatively slow it is reliable with post offices throughout the country. On the website you can find more information about prices to send letters, postcards and parcels, both domestically as well as internationally. Post offices are generally open Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 6:00pm and Saturday until 2:00pm, although there are sometimes longer opening hours in the bigger central post offices and shorter ones in small places. Ask around. If you want to send packages internationally, you might consider companies like DHL, TNT or UPS, which are fast, reliable and usually competitively priced as well.

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Coordinates
  • Latitude: -33.46912
  • Longitude: -70.641997

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