Chile is a narrow strip wedged between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountain range. It borders Peru to the north, Argentina to the east, and Bolivia to the northeast. Chile is one of South America’s most stable and prosperous nations. As one of the founding members of the United Nations (UN) and the Union of South American Nations, it leads Latin America in human development, gross domestic product per capita, competitiveness, quality of life, political stability, globalization, economic freedom, and has comparatively low poverty rates. It also has a low perception of corruption and a high perception of freedom of the press. 

Another reason for visiting Chile is its ecological range. Its icy southern tip is near Antarctica, while the northern region is home to the Atacama Desert, which is the driest desert in the world. In between the two extremes are alpine tundra and glaciers in the east and southeast, humidity and subtropical weather on Easter Island, oceanic in the south, and a Mediterranean climate in central Chile.

Sightseeing options are as vast and varied as Chile’s population. From urban living to deserts, beaches, mountains, and glaciers, Chile can satisfy anyone from the naturalist to the city dweller. Contrary to popular belief, big cities can be rife with greenery. In Santiago, the Parque Intercomunal de la Reina is one of the biggest recreational parks in the city; taking up more than 272 acres (110 hectares). It consists of 45 tree species, a picnic area, a skating rink, and trampolines. Also, the Cerro Santa Lucia offers lush gardens, a panoramic view, and during the summer, theater performances and concerts. Other parks include Parque Metropolitano, Jardin Zoologico, Parque Araucano, and the Parque Quinta Normal.

Architectural enthusiasts will enjoy the many colonial-inspired edifices scattered throughout Santiago. La Chascona is the ex-residence of Nobel Prize winning poet Pablo Neruda and was built in its own unique style. The Cathedral de Santiago has been in the same spot for over 500 years and in 1745, the current building was modified into classic and baroque styles. At the Plaza de la Constitucion, you can see the changing of the police guard every morning at 10:00 am. Other architectural wonders include the Estacion Mapocho, Palacio de la Moneda, and the Biblioteca Nacional (National Library).

Santiago is known for its museums and fine arts. While many museums are ‘look but don’t touch’, the Museo Interactivo Mirador encourages patrons (children and adults) to engage in its interactive exhibits. In order to feel like you have walked into a Parisian Palace, check out the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, which is the oldest art museum in South America. For stellar pre-Columbia art, take a trip to the Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino; for contemporary art, go to the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo; and for religious art, the Museo de San Francisco is a must see.

Frequently Asked Questions

How far are you from the Santiago airport?  We are located approximately 50 minutes from the airport, depending on time of day and traffic.

How far are you from the center of Santiago? We are located approximately 50 minutes from the center of Santiago, depending on time of day and traffic.

Do I need a car while staying at your property?  Yes, a car is recommended.  However, if you do not want to drive, you can hire a very professional driver/guide.  The driver can also provide airport transfer, from the airport to the property.

How far are you from the wineries?  We are located less than 10 minutes from Concha Y Toro.  There are a number of other fine wineries between 30-40 minutes from our property, such as Santa Rita, Haras de Pirque and Alma Viva.

What activities are nearby? There is nice scenic drive through the foothills of the Andes, where you can find horseback riding, rafting, zip lining and hiking about 30-40 minutes away.

How far are the restaurants?  There is a great typical Chilean barbeque restaurant about 5 minutes, and other restaurants within 10 minutes from our property.  There are also a number of restaurants as you drive towards the Andes.

How far is the grocery store and ATM?  Less than 5 minutes there is a well-stocked grocery store, where you can find just about everything that you need.  The supermarket and ATM are 10 minutes away.