Welcome to Santiago Tourist: your guide to Santiago, Chile & South America
Santiago, is the capital and largest city in Chile and has long been thought of as just a place to stop over on your way to other destinations in South America. Located in a country filled to the brim with stunning landscapes, historic beauty, local charm and delectable foods, Santiago is fast-becoming a destination in it’s own right and with good reason.
We at Santiago Tourist believe that the city has a lot to offer, and we’re here to help guide and advise you through your time here; whether you’re staying for a week, a few months, or long-term. If you’re after basic travel information, see articles such as Getting to and From the Airport, renting a car in Santiago, using public transportation, learning Spanish, exchanging money and our accommodation series. Wondering how to get around Chile? Traveling by bus is a very common option.
If you’re planning to spend a few days in the city, visit Buin Zoo, take a mural meander or our central barrios walking tour. We’ve also got Food & Wine information, including restaurant reviews and wine tours. If you’re looking at venturing further throughout Chile, see our articles on visiting Pucón, Valparaíso, San Pedro de Atacama, Iquique and Humberstone, and more.
Do you live in Santiago now? Learn how to pay recurring bills, getting a Chilean ID, go shopping at La Vega, send something through Chile Post and and what to do in event of an earthquake. To learn more about Chile, check out these posts: La Pastora, football, events in Chilean history, el huaso Chileno, the houses of Pablo Neruda and the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
Chile’s a long way from a lot of places, and many people combine it with other places in South America. If you’re heading to Peru, don’t miss Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail, or the Nazca Linas. Argentinean Patagonia, Mendoza’s wine country and Buenos Aires are just a few other options to consider.
For anything else, use our search bar. We’re also on Facebook and Twitter, which we keep updated with regular local events. Check back we’re always adding new material and we’ve got a lot of great stuff planned for you! If we haven’t covered what you’re looking for yet, send us an e-mail at SantiagoTourist.com(at)gmail.com, we can help you find more information. We hope your enjoy your time exploring these great places, and please share your experiences with us! If we haven’t covered something you think we should, let us know!
The Santiago Tourist team