Adventure

How To Navigate Chile’s Biggest City Like A Local

There’s no denying Chile’s ultra cool capital Santiago is on its way up. The colourful city has already become a huge travel destination for Aussies, and it’s not hard to see why – laneways and neighbourhoods feel strikingly similar to Oz, and it’s all too easy to settle in at a coffee shop or vegan bakery and feel like you’re right back home. We’re banking on Santiago becoming a new fave soon enough.

If you’ve been thinking about Santiago but haven’t yet decided to take the plunge, hopefully this will give you that final push. Our guide to Santiago shows all the hidden delights and perfect sights of this well-groomed city, and it’s bound to give you itchy feet for a new adventure.

Breathtaking view

Cerro San CristobalParque Metropolitano de Santiago, Santiago
Sky CostaneraAvenida Andres Bello 2425, Shopping Costanera, Santiago
Santa LuciaAvenue O’Higgins, Santiago

Best day trip

Valparaíso – take the bus towards the coast for a colourful and cultural day trip.

Eat like a local

Buffalo Waffles, Merced 315, Santiago
Mercado CentralIsmael Valdes Vergara 900, Santiago
Chipe Libre, José Victorino Lastarria 282, Santiago
Plaza De Bolsillo, Morandé 83, Santiago

Neighbourhood: Barrio Italia

Vegan Bunker, Fresia 529, Barrio Italia, Providencia, Santiago
Cafe Provenza, Avenue Italia 1194, Barrio Italia, Providencia, Santiago

(Lead image: Kyle Pearce/Flickr)