With an underground metro, the sky-scrapper studded metropolitan city of Santiago blends modern-day flair and old-world charm. Located in Chile's central valley
and wrapped by a view of the Andes mountains
, there is so much to do and see. How many places have you been to where you can go skiing in the mountains and head to the beach for a swim all on the same day?
The ski resorts
, El Colorado, La Parva, Valle Nevado and Portillo are close to Santiago. The beach resort of Viña del Mar
is a two-and-a-half to three hour drive from Santiago to the South Pacific Ocean. Apartments in chalet rentals bring you right to the slopes. Privately-owned accommodations give you all the conveniences of home. After the day on the slopes, or at the beach, head back to your vacation rental accommodations, pour yourself a glass of Chilean wine, and relax.
The annual Lollapalooza music festival
will give you hours of diverse musical performances – and a taste of Chilean food. Children can get into the beat at Kidzapalooza. Spend a day at the Zoo.
Enjoy seeing native and exotic animals. With a population of over 1000 animals, you will be sure to be entranced with the diversity. Metropolitan Park is the location of the botanical gardens,
Chagual, as well as the Zoo. You can enjoy a panoramic view of the city and the mountains on Cristóbal Hill
.The landmark commemorating the founding of Santiago - in 1541 by Pedro de Valdivia - is beautifully presented with a water fountain flanked by steps leading up to a domed building - its architecture displaying majestic columns and arches. Family-friendly accommodations can be yours in vacation rentals – a great alternative to a hotel. Lodging options come in all types and sizes, suitable for every budget.
Soccer is the most popular sport. Proud of their soccer stars, the legacy of Leonel Sánchez is remembered. He participated in 84 international soccer games. Get caught up in the excitement of a passionately-played soccer game.
Attend a game at the national stadium; Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos
is located in the Ñuñoa district.
View the pictures; read the accommodation details of privately-owned vacation rentals. Lodging accommodations in apartments, condo rentals overlooking lakes and oceans, or a condo rental in town, cabins, cottages, and villas can be seen at Owner Direct Vacation Rentals
. Book your accommodations on this easy-to-navigate website. Vacation rentals are convenient, comfortable and a great place to begin each day on your holidays.