SANTIAGO AND SURROUNDINGS
Santiago is the capital of Chile and in South America is considered the third highest in quality of life and the second best city to do business in Latin America, in addition to the as well as the second safest. It is a city of alpha class, modern and competitive, which also has natural surroundings for outdoor activities and relaxation.
Santiago is home to the main administrative buildings and government of Chile. It has 37 communes, 26 of which are located in the metropolitan area. In these communes we find entertaining neighborhoods with vibrant nightlife, restaurants, designer shops and art galleries.
In Santiago there are also large parks and natural areas. One is the Parque Metropolitano "Metropolitan Park" located in Cerro San Cristobal (San Cristobal Hill) where you can visit the zoo, hiking trails, swimming pools, the Santuario Inmaculada Concepción which is found at the peak, the funicular railway and cable car.
Since its location is in a valley, it's surrounded by mountains that offer attractive panoramas like visiting the ski resorts in winter, hiking, horseback riding, climbing and much more in Cajon del Maipo and discover the typical flavors of food while enjoying a day in the countryside.
Because of its central location, Santiago also allows you to be at the beach in only a few hours, so in one day you can see Valparaíso, Viña del Mar and other locations in the area such as the Port of San Antonio, Rocas de Santo Domingo and Isla Negra among others.
In the surroundings of Santiago the most important wine regions of the country are found which are known as Ruta del Vino (the Wine Route), where you can visit the vineyards and taste different wine strains accompanied by Chilean cuisine.