Santiago de Chile

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Eco-friendly travel guide to Santiago de Chile advises how to be a responsible tourist. Learn how to explore the attractions in a sustainable way and how to respect the local people and culture. Make your trip green by supporting locally owned hotels, organic restaurants and other businesses. Read more on how to protect the environment by making conscientious choices and how to travel green in Santiago de Chile, Chile.


  • Air quality: 3/ 5
  • Exploring by foot: 4/ 5
  • Exploring by bicycle: 4/ 5
  • Public transportation: 4.5/ 5
  • Parks: 3.5 / 5
  • Outdoor activities: 3 / 5
  • Locals' English level: 4 / 5
  • Safety: 4 / 5
  • Accommodation: US$80 - $300
  • Budget per day: US$60 - $150

Responsible Travel

Santiago de Chile is an extremely beautiful and one of the most visited tourist spots in the whole world. Every year so many tourists pay a visit to the city Santiago de Chile and experience the culture and heritage of this beautiful city. Santiago de Chile is a city present in the country of Chile and is a very economically important place for the country. Santiago de Chile is one of the most developed cities in the country Chile and as the years are passing it is getting more and more developed. Santiago de Chile has one of the largest economy in in the country of Chile.


Air Quality and Pollution

Santiago de Chile is a developing city and as the passing years it is getting more developed and because of this the air pollution and the air quality of this city is not up to the par. The air quality of Santiago de Chile ranges between good to moderate which is quite good as compared to other countries. Earlier Santiago de Chile also had a very bad air quality and people started surfing from respiratory diseases. So the people of Santiago de Chile opted measures to make the air quality good and reduce the pollution of the city. Air quality is very important for the local people of Santiago de Chile as if it is not good then they can get diagnosed with diseases like lung infection and even cancer. Some people of Santiago de Chile who are sensitive to air pollutants have started using air purifiers in their home to keep them safe and many started using pollution masks whenever they went out for their work.


Respect the Culture

Local People of Santiago de Chile are very conscious when it comes to respecting their culture and beliefs. There are so many rules and regulations made by the government of Santiago de Chile regarding respecting the culture. People of Santiago de Chile are known for their punctuality and they are always on time to do any of their work. Christianity is the religion which is followed by the local people of Santiago de Chile and for them the respect of religion is extremely important. So many Festivals in Santiago de Chile are celebrated and in them their traditional music is being played on which the people dance and enjoy. They eat traditional food in the special occasions and are very fond of drinking beer in any of their festivals in Santiago de Chile. Santiago de Chile has a very ancient and rich heritage of culture and the past of this city is full of pride and devotion. The people who lived in Santiago de Chile in the early days were very hardworking and devoted, they worked day and night to raise the economy of this country and also contribute towards the development of the city Santiago de Chile.


Top 10 Places to Visit

• Plaza de Armas: Popularly regarded as a historical center of Chile, plaza de Armas is a grand public square in the capital city Santiago. The square is a multicultural area, you can spot locals walking around, painters selling there paintings in an ambient atmosphere. There are thick palm trees around and the square is in close proximity with major historical buildings in the area. Some of the important attractions nearby are the Old Cathedral, the Central Post Office, Royal Court Palace.

• La Chascona House: One of the three homes of the amazing poet Pablo Neruda, La Chascona House has a unique architectural style and built. If you are interested to know more about the life of the artist, you must go on a tour of his house. Here. You can gather information about the crucial part of life of Pablo Neruda, his living standards and various other historical records. Apart from that, the Chascona garden is amongst the most alluring of all the spot located near the Bella Vista Neighborhood.

• La Moneda: It is the presidential palace of Chile and boasts highly about the European style of architecture with its magnificent walls, infrastructure and color combinations. Usually you can visit the palace on any day in the week but it is often closed during government holidays. Also, the visiting charges are nil, you can go through the full presidential palace free of cost. The presidential palace is best place to visit incase you are interested in the political history of Chile.

• Teatro Municipal de Santiago: this municipal theatre was opened up in the year 1870. Since then it has been an important cultural attraction. The theatre symbolizes the development and progress of performing arts in the country. Watching an event or a performance here is an another world experience, since the architecture is so grand along with enthralling atmosphere.

• Sky Castonera: Sky Castonera is the highest viewing point where you can observe whole city from the highest altitude. It is regarded amongst the tallest buildings in Latin America and offers a mesmerizing panoramic view of the city. You can get a full 360degree visual of the city from the tallest viewing platform here.

• Vina Cousina Macul: Vina Cousina is the one and only historic winery in Santiago de Chile. Built and opened around 1856, this winery is still in the hands of the founding families, therefore making it even more special and authentic. The wines produced here carry a distinct character of Maipo Valley. All of the wines produced are predominantly Chilean and a must have category to your wine tasting list.

• Barrio Lastaria: Your vacation to Santiago de Chile is incomplete without visiting Barrio Lastaria. This small neighborhood is a famous hang out place for the locals as well as the tourists. The place hoists various book shops, speciality cafes, markets, bars and restaurants. Whenever you feel like hanging around with your friends or family or tourist group, just pay a visit here. It will also give you chance to blend perfectly in the daily lives and recreational activities of the locals.

• Cerro Santa Lucia: Cerro Santa Lucia is a famous hill in Santiago. The hill represents a 15 millions years old volcanic remains and was originally known as Huelen. Remodeled in 19th century the hill is now graced with fountains, parks, shops and is a decent tourist spot. Before that, it was home to the people considered unworthy or who were not Roman Catholics.

• Valle Nevadu: If you wish to enjoy the winter atmosphere, Valle Nevadu might be the best getaway for you from your busy lifestyle. The place is absolutely stunning and has breathtaking scenery. You can also do various kinds of adventure sports here. Like you can go snowboarding with your friends or enjoy a skiing experience. Make snowman with your kids, go snow fighting and much more. There are many sources of recreation at this place.

• Cajon Del Maipo: If you are a sucker for adventurous trips you must visit this place once. Cajon Del Maipo is just a few miles away from Santiago and is amongst the most favorite hang out spots for the locals. You can also do camping here or go on a hiking of trekking tour. Apart from that there are major other adventurous activities you could perform there.


Explore

Santiago de Chile is a really big city and there are so many places that the tourists can visit. In one visit no-one can explore Santiago de Chile properly but one should definitely cover those places which are famous and where so many people visit. Some of the places which tourists can visit in Santiago de Chile during their trips are mentioned below.


City Parks

There are so many city parks which are present in the city of Santiago de Chile, names of some of the parks of Santiago de Chile are mentioned below

● Araucano Park- Araucano Park is a very famous city park which is present in the region of Av. Pdte. Riesco of the city Santiago de Chile, this city park is ideal for the children as they get a very large surface area to play.

● Bicentenario De La Infancia Park- Bicentenario De La Infancia Park is a city park which is present in the region of Av. Perú, Recoleta near to the city of Santiago de Chile, this city park has daily visitors especially during the morning and the evening time.


National Parks

There are various national parks which are either present in or near to the city of Santiago de Chile, names of some of them are mentioned below

● Parque Quinta Normal,- Parque Quinta Normal is a national park which is present in the region of Quinta Normal of the city Santiago de Chile, this national park has so many species of plants and trees which makes this place ideal for nature lovers.

● San Carlos de Apoquindo Natural Park- San Carlos de Apoquindo Natural Park is also a reserved area which is present in the region of Camino Las Flores of the city Santiago de Chile, this national park is also known for its so many plants and tree species.


Beaches

There are so many beaches which are present in the city of Santiago de Chile, names of some of them are mentioned below

● Viña del Mar- Viña del Mar is one of the finest beach resorts which is present near to the city of Santiago de Chile, Viña del Mar is a very neat and clean beach resort and this place is looked after very nicely by the local staff.

● Bahía Inglesa -. Bahía Inglesa is another very beautiful, neat and clean beach which is present near to the city of Santiago de Chile, Bahía Inglesa is ideal for a family outing as here families can spend some very good time.


Landmarks

There are so many landmarks which are present in the city of Santiago de Chile, names of some of them are mentioned below

● San Cristóbal Hill- San Cristóbal Hill is a very popular landmark which is present in the northern region of the city Santiago de Chile, San Cristóbal Hillis situated at an height of about 300 metres and visitors can see the whole city from here.

● La Moneda Palace- La Moneda Palace is a very beautiful palace which is present in the region of Moneda of the city Santiago de Chile, La Moneda Palace is a very ancient palace and is maintained very nicely by the local staff of this palace.


Museums

There are so many museums which are present in the city of Santiago de Chile, names of some of them are mentioned below

● Museum of Memory and Human Rights- Museum of Memory and Human Rights is a very famous museum which is present in the region of Matucana of the city Santiago de Chile, this museum is a very old museum which was constructed so many decades ago.

● Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino- Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino is also one of the most popular museum which is present in the region of Bandera of the city Santiago de Chile, Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino is a art museum which has so many brilliant art pieces.


Eat

If any tourist visiting the city of Santiago de Chile and not eating it's traditional food then visiting here is worthless. One should do research on foods that they can eat in the city of Santiago de Chile so that you can consume the local food and enjoy it. Various kinds of restaurants and food stalls are present in Santiago de Chile with so many different kinds of foods. One can get cousine of their choice in every restaurant which is present in Santiago de Chile. Locals of Santiago de Chile like to consume Pastel de Choclo here as it is one of the traditional dishes of this city. Names of some of the dishes which are consumed in the city of Santiago de Chile are mentioned below

● Empanadas

● Cazuela

● Asado

● ReineIf any tourist visiting the city of Santiago de Chile and not eating it's traditional food then visiting here is worthless. One should do research on foods that they can eat in the city of Santiago de Chile so that you can consume the local food and enjoy it. Various kinds of restaurants and food stalls are present in Santiago de Chile with so many different kinds of foods. One can get cousine of their choice in every restaurant which is present in Santiago de Chile. Locals of Santiago de Chile like to consume Pastel de Choclo here as it is one of the traditional dishes of this city. Names of some of the dishes which are consumed in the city of Santiago de Chile are mentioned below ● Empanadas ● Cazuela ● Asado ● Reineta ta


Traditional Local Restaurants

There are so many local restaurants which are present in the city of Santiago de Chile which serve quality food to the people. The restaurants of Santiago de Chile have all kinds of cuisines in their restaurants so that every visitor can get whatever they want to eat. The restaurants of Santiago de Cuba serve very good quality of food to their customers and the facilities and services which they provide to their customers are also very satisfactory. Names of some of the traditional local restaurants which are present in the city of Santiago de Chile are mentioned below

● El Hoyo Restaurant

● Ana María Restaurante

● Confitería Torres


Vegetarian and Vegan

So many tourists who are arriving in the city of Santiago de Chile are vegetarian they do not prefer any non vegetarian food. For them restaurants which are purely vegetarian are also there so that they can go and take the vegetarian meal of their choice in Santiago de Chile. Some people don't even prefer any single food which is derived from animals so such people are called vegan and for them also restaurants are available in Santiago de Chile. There are so many restaurants which are present in the city of Santiago de Chile which provide you with vegan meals which are free from any animal extracts. The restaurants of Santiago de Chile use different utensils for making these kinds of foods according to the visitors. Some of the most famous vegetarian restaurants which are present in the city of Santiago de Chile are

● Soju

● El HuertoSo many tourists who are arriving in the city of Santiago de Chile are vegetarian they do not prefer any non vegetarian food. For them restaurants which are purely vegetarian are also there so that they can go and take the vegetarian meal of their choice in Santiago de Chile. Some people don't even prefer any single food which is derived from animals so such people are called vegan and for them also restaurants are available in Santiago de Chile. There are so many restaurants which are present in the city of Santiago de Chile which provide you with vegan meals which are free from any animal extracts. The restaurants of Santiago de Chile use different utensils for making these kinds of foods according to the visitors. Some of the most famous vegetarian restaurants which are present in the city of Santiago de Chile are ● Soju ● El Huerto


Street Food

Street food of Santiago de Chile are the all time favourite food amongst the teenagers and kids . One can find any food which is ready to make and can be served faster which can be seen on food stalls which are present in Santiago de Chile. In Santiago de Chile there are many food stalls with so many varieties of foods available. Mainly sweets like pastries and cakes, and traditional dishes can be seen on food stalls of Santiago de Chile. The stalls of Santiago de Chile allow the tourists to taste all kinds of local dishes that too at a very low price compared to restaurants. Although the quality of the food is not so maintained here and because of this tourists mainly prefer restaurants over them due to the quality of the food and the taste in the city Santiago de Chile.


Drink

Like any other country or region people of the city Santiago de Chile are also very fond of drinking. The local people of the city Santiago de Chile like to have a drink with food or after food. People in Santiago de Chile mostly prefer alcoholic drinks but there are also some people who prefer cocktails, mocktails, and soft drinks. So tourists have so many drinking options in Santiago de Chile and one can choose any of the drinks of their choice and then have it. Some common drinks which locals consume are Carmenère which is a local wine which is very famous in the city of Santiago de Chile. Mote con Huesillo is also a traditional drink available in Santiago de Chile which should definitely be consumed by the tourists who are on a trip to this city. One can also try to drink Terremoto Drink which has a very unique taste and this drink is considered to be one of the most unique drinks of Santiago de Chile.


Tap-water

The tap water of the city Santiago de Chile is considered to be safe for human consumption as it does not have any of the harmful microorganisms which can cause various health issues in the human body. Although certain radioactive particles were observed in the tap water of the city Santiago de Chile and agencies are trying all the measures to treat the water and remove the radioactive particles. Some of the local people of the city Santiago de Chile have started using water purifiers so as to get neat, clean and safe water for consumption. The local people of Santiago de Chile should boil the tap water for at least 3 minutes so that it becomes suitable for consumption.


Organic Cafés

Organic cafe is a great place for a small outing in the city of Santiago de Chile. Organic cafes which are present in Santiago de Chile is a place where one can have snacks and drink tea, coffee or other beverages. People living in Santiago de Chile love to drink caffeinated drinks so there are so many organic cafes in this city and mostly they are always full of people. Organic cafes of Santiago de Chile are good to reduce stress as you have food to eat, drinks to drink with music playing in the cafe relaxes you much. People of Santiago de Chile love to start their day with a caffeinated drink and if you get the most ideal caffeinated drink according to your requirement then your whole day will be really good. Some bakery products and sweets are also there in cafes as some people in Santiago de Chile also prefer to eat sweets while having tea or coffee. Various famous organic cafes which are present in Santiago de Chile are

● Colmado Coffee

● Juan Valdez Café

● Wonderland Café


Breweries

Apart from the traditional drinks, tea, and coffee, Santiago de Chile is also known for its various breweries that produce high-quality wines and other drinks for the people living in Santiago de Chile and also for the tourists. Importance of the brewing industry in Santiago de Chile is very much as people love to drink and taste various varieties of drinks being made. Chilean beer is a very famous beer which one can drink in the city of Santiago de Chile and the local people can consume them mostly in parties or any auspicious occasion. There is an age limit in Santiago de Chile to consume such drinks which is 18 so people younger than this cannot consume alcoholic drinks, it is strictly prohibited. But one should not take it in large amounts as the police in Santiago de Chile very conscious on the road and they are always there to check whether the person is drunk or not so everyone should be aware of this.


Activities

There are so many activities to do in the city of Santiago de Chile. Santiago de Chile has so many places to visit so one should have at least 1 week to plan a trip here so that they can go and enjoy every place. Santiago de Chile has various beaches where the local people can have a good time with there families. So one can pay a visit to any of the beaches of their choice present in Santiago de Chile as all of them are somewhere same and very nominal differences are there. Santiago de Chile has some explore parks where one can find different kinds of animals and visitors can experience all this from a closer look. The city of Santiago de Chile has so many parks which provide everyone with a very good natural environment and visitors can go and relax over there and stress out easily. There are so many traditional dishes to eat in the city of Santiago de Chile and so many traditional drinks to consume. Historical and ancient museums are also present in the city of Santiago de Chile here which lets you know about the culture and heritage of this city.


Yoga and Retreats

Yoga is not a very common practice in the city of Santiago de Chile, but as the years are passing by the local people are getting more and more aware about the health benefits of yoga. In the city of Santiago de Chile there is only one such known yoga retreat where the local people of the whole city come and do yoga. This yoga retreat of Santiago de Chile has trained professionals who teach yoga to local people at very affordable prices, they have all the necessary facilities for the people to practice yoga.


Accommodation

By the word accommodation one can understand about the place where they can live and reside and in the city of Santiago de Chile tourists have so many options of accommodation. Choice of the accommodation is done mainly by tourists who are planning a trip to the city of Santiago de Chile. If any tourist is planning a trip to Santiago de Chile then he/she has so many modes of accommodation where they can reside throughout their trip. Choice of the accommodation should be done very wisely and as per the requirement of the individual in Santiago de Chile. Some modes of accommodation are a bit expensive and have so many facilities for their visitors so that they can never get bored while residing in the accommodations of Santiago de Chile. Some modes of accommodations of the Santiago de Chile are quite cheap and they do not contain any such activities where people can enjoy and spend their time. Hotels are the most used and choosen accommodation in the city Santiago de Chile by the tourists as they have full of other activities for their tourists so that they can never get bored. Hostels and guest houses are also the mode of accommodation which are used less when compared to the hotels in Santiago de Chile Another mode of accommodation which is used mostly by the local people of Santiago de Chile but sometimes by certain tourists also is apartments.


Green Hotels

Green hotels also referred to as environmental friendly hotels have contributed so much towards the welfare of the environment and such hotels are available in Santiago de Chile. A normal hotel causes so much pollution and harm to the environment and this approach has totally changed the trend of hotels and Santiago de Chile is also following this approach. Companies and authorities of Santiago de Chile are now opting to make a hotel which is eco-friendly and is good for the environment. Like other cities and countries Santiago de Chile also has so many green hotels which shows that the people of this city are very concerned towards the environment. Some hotels in Santiago de Chile are using electricity which is being generated by the use of waste materials and this is really helpful for the environment. Generating electricity by waste products gives so many benefits as the waste products are getting used in a correct way rather than degrading the environment so this approach is also being used in Santiago de Chile. Soaps and shampoos available in the hotels of Santiago de Chile for the use of visitors are organic and are made from natural components which also contribute towards the environment. Beds present in the green hotels of Santiago de Chile will not be of wood, it would be of some other material as cutting of wood is harmful for the environment. There are many green hotels in Santiago de Chile some of them are mentioned below

● Hotel Eco Boutique Bidasoa

● Le REVE Hotel boutique

● Solace hotel

● Santiago Marriott Hotel


Hostels and Guest Houses

Hostels are good for female tourists and visitors if considered about the safety measures and in Santiago de Chile hostels are present. Hostels are very comfortable and absolutely safe mode of accommodation in Santiago de Chile and females can book any hostel of their choice from online. Sites are available where the tourists can easily book any hostel of Santiago de Chile and as per their requirement and the number of people they are. Santiago de Chile has so many hostels and they have all the necessary facilities which the tourists want. The hostels of Santiago de Chile provide 3 meals in a day which include breakfast, lunch and dinner but the menu will be decided by the staff of the hostel. Names of some of hostels of Santiago de Chile are mentioned below

● Wild Santiago Hostel

● La Chimba Hostel

● Yogi Hostel

● Merced 88


Guest houses are another mode of accommodation which people can choose to reside or Live in the city Santiago de Chile. Santiago de Chile has lots of guest houses for the visitors and outsiders and they can book these guest houses online very easily and conveniently. They have less facilities compared to hotels but still people who do not require any of those activities choose this mode of accommodation in Santiago de Chile. Guest houses of Santiago de Chile provide 3 meals in a day which starts with breakfast and ends with dinner. People can request the staff of the guest houses of Santiago de Chile for the change of the menu and the staff is good enough to change it. Names of some of the guest houses which are present in the city of Santiago de Chile are mentioned below

● Casa Ryan

● Tralkan B and B


Apartments

This mode of accommodation is mainly used by the locals of the city Santiago de Chile who don't have enough money to construct their own house. Apartments are a brilliant option for the middle class people of Santiago de Chile as they can afford this accommodation easily and they do not have to pay so much money to reside here. Apartments are way more cheaper than purchasing a house in Santiago de Chile although the facilities are somewhat similar. Santiago de Chile is a city where there are so many apartments and the buildings are very huge, one apartment has approximately 16-18 floors and it can also be more than that. The rates of the apartments in Santiago de Chile may vary on the basis of the locality and the number of bedrooms. Some tourists who are on a long office trip to Santiago de Chile can also rent apartments as it would prove more cheaper than living in the hotels. Renting of an apartment is very easy in Santiago de Chile as one just needs to contact the agencies and they will help the visitors to get the apartment. Names of some of the apartments which are present in the city of Santiago de Chile are mentioned below

● DAS furnished apartments

● Norus apartment

● apartamento arturoprat


Couchsurfing

Local people of Santiago de Chile are humble enough when it comes to giving hospitality to their friends and relatives. Any tourist who has a relative or a friend in Santiago de Chile will get so many benefits as the relative can help in so many ways. Couch surfing is a very common practice done by the local people of Santiago de Chile and they don't mind providing hospitality to their near ones. Tourists will get so many benefits when they live in their relative's place in Santiago de Chile. These tourists will not need to get worried about the accommodation as they already have a place to live in Santiago de Chile. Locals of Santiago de Chile will help their visitors in suggesting the best places in Santiago de Chile which they should definitely visit. Local relatives of Santiago de Chile will also be aware of all the traditional foods and they will also know how to make it. So the visitors will not need to go to any restaurant as they will get to eat the traditional food at the accommodation of local friend in Santiago de Chile.


Camping

Camping is an adventurous activity which many people do and in Santiago de Chile also there are some places which help people fulfill their urge of camping. There are so many places in Santiago de Chile which are covered by forest and steep valleys and these are places where camping can be done. Camping is a very difficult activity which is usually practiced by a group of people and this needs precision and experience and if anyone is practicing it for the first time in Santiago de Chile then he/she should take any expert's advice first. There are many organisations and agencies in Santiago de Chile which provide space to the people who want to practice camping. The camping centres of Santiago de Chile provide the visitors with tents and rest they have to do it on their own and they charge money only for the space they provide and tent is optional, if anyone wants to take tents then additional charges will be charged by the organisations. Tourists can also opt for this mode of accommodation in Santiago de Chile but they need to be very careful and need to follow all the rules and regulations which are required to do camping.


How to Get There

Getting to the city of Santiago de Chile is not so difficult as it has various modes of transportation and the people can opt out any one from them. Air transportation is the only mode of transportation which is available in the city Santiago de Chile for the tourists who are from another country as other modes of transportation will take a lot of time to reach their destination. Trains are also a very convenient mode of transportation if anyone wants to travel from city to city in the country of Chile.


Air

Air transportation in Santiago de Chile is very well developed and this country is very nicely connected to all the other cities due to this mode of transportation. Traveling through this mode in Santiago de Chile is very costly and the charges are very high but if anyone who has to cover a very long distance should opt for this mode of transportation only. Airplanes are very convenient and traveling in them is very comfortable and Santiago de Chile has many international airports on which flights from all over the world land and departures. Many domestic airports are also present in the city of Santiago de Chile where only flights which run inside the country arrive. Some airports of Santiago de Chile provide free bus facilities which take passengers out of the airport and drop to their desired location. This facility is mainly started for people who came from another country and are unaware about public transportation in Santiago de Chile. Every airplane has different classes and every class has a different fare in Santiago de Chile. Names of some international airports of Santiago de Chile are mentioned below

● Arturo Merino Benítez Airport

● Santiago Airport

● Aeropuerto Chile


Bus

Road transportation in the city Santiago de Chile is very well connected and developed and is one of the most used transportation by the people of Santiago de Chile. There are so many buses running inside the city Santiago de Chile which connect the regions of the whole city. There are both government buses and private buses in Santiago de Chile which are runned by some private agencies and authorities. Buses are one of the cheapest modes of transportation and are mostly used by the middle class people of Santiago de Chile as they cannot afford a taxi every day to travel. The buses of Santiago de Chile are always on time and are extremely punctual. Every region of Santiago de Chile has many bus stations and so many buses are running on one route only as the population of this city is quite high. Buses are a very good option for tourists in Santiago de Chile as they are unaware of the routes and the bus will drop them wherever they want to go. Every locality of Santiago de Chile has so many bus stations and from every station passengers can travel in their respective buses, some of the bus stations which are present in Santiago de Chile are mentioned below

● Terminal Alameda Santiago

● Terminal de Buses San Borja


Train

Santiago de Chile has a very nicely connected railway system and they are used mainly by the people who want to travel to another state. Railway system in the city of Santiago de Chile is Operated by Santiago railways, this agency looks after all the activities of trains and looks after them. There are some trains in Santiago de Chile which connect one city to the other city and cover a very short distance compared to other trains. Another kind of train is which connects 2 or more than 2 States and covers a very large distance in Santiago de Chile. High speed trains are also available in the city of Santiago which covers a very large distance in a very short period of time. Ticket prices of high speed trains of Santiago de Chile are costly when compared with the other trains. Trains which have to cover more distance have more facilities in comparison to the trains which cover short distances in Santiago de Chile.


Hitchhiking

Hitchhiking- Hitchhiking can be a very effective practice in the city of Santiago de Chile as the roads of this city are well maintained by the Government, the local people of Santiago de Chile are also very humble and kind towards their fellow residents and always help them on the way by hitchhiking. Although there is a very high risk of getting robbed in Santiago de Chile if one is hitchhiking so one has to be extremely careful and should choose people very wisely for hitchhiking. This practice is extremely common in Santiago de Chile and the tourists can be seen doing hitchhiking as they are not aware of the routes.


Others

Other methods are available in the city of Santiago de Chile through which people can travel from one place to another. Taxi is one such method of transportation which is mostly used by the people who are unaware about any other modes of transportation to travel in Santiago de Chile. There are so many taxi renting companies and agencies which provide people with taxis in Santiago de Chile. People can hire them with the driver or without the driver, people who are aware of the routes in Santiago de Chile do not opt for drivers while the tourists opt for drivers as they do not know anything about the routes of this city. People can easily hire taxis through online websites and also by directly contacting the agencies in Santiago de Chile. Another mode to travel in the city of Santiago de Chile is by cable cars, these cable cars run on electricity and are very well connected to all the cities and states of this city. These cars run over the tracks and the tracks are still very nicely maintained in Santiago de Chile. Both of these modes of transportation are widely used by the local people of Santiago de Chile and are very convenient and these modes of transportation are very reliable and very punctual.


Moving Around

There are so many modes of transportation in the city of Santiago de Chile through which people can move around this city very easily without facing any kinds of difficulties. Every mode of transportation in the city Santiago de Chile is best in it's own way and has its own significance, people can choose any of them as per their convenience. Buses are the most common mode of transportation in Santiago de Chile and local people prefer traveling in the buses as they are very punctual and help them reach on time.


Walk

Going on a walk is one of the best ways to explore activities and places to do near to the accommodation, the local residents of the city Santiago de Chile are very fond of going on a walk regularly as they are very health conscious. There are various city parks which are present in the city of Santiago de Chile where walking tracks are made specially for the people who like to go long walks. Tourists should definitely go on a walk near their accommodation so that they can get to know more information about the places of Santiago de Chile.


Bicycle

It is good to opt for a bicycle if anyone wants to go to a nearby place in Santiago de Chile as it is not only good for heart health but it is also eco-friendly as it does not cause any kind of pollution. The people of Santiago de Chile love to go on bicycle rides, this city has some city parks where cycling tracks are made for the local people. Tourists get the facilities of renting a bicycle in Santiago de Chile there are various agencies which rent bicycles to the interested people.


Electronic Vehicles

Use of electric vehicles have so many benefits over the other vehicles which release harmful chemical compounds which cause heavy pollution and in Santiago de Chile use of such vehicles have started. These vehicles do not cause pollution as they run on electricity there is no by product formed after the use although in the city of Santiago de Chile the use of electric vehicles is not so common, people are still using vehicles which run on fossil fuels which are harmful for the environment. In the near future the use of electric vehicles will definitely increase in Santiago de Chile as the resources of fossil fuels are very limited.


Public Bus

The public buses of the city Santiago de Chile are very convenient if anyone wants to travel to any part of this city, every route has a different public bus and people can choose them on the basis of the routes they want to travel in Santiago de Chile. There are various bus stops in the city of Santiago de Chile from where people can board public buses. The ticket prices of the public buses of Santiago de Chile are also very reasonable and they are always on time, people don't need to wait for so long for the buses.


Tram, Train and Subway

Trams are not present in the city Santiago de Chile currently, they were removed some years ago when vehicles came into play. Train transportation is one of the most convenient modes of transportation in the city of Santiago de Chile, people opt for the trains when they have to travel to another city. This mode of transportation is very rapid, they are very punctual and follow the time table very precisely so that their passengers should never get late in Santiago de Chile.


Sustainable Shopping

Sustainable shopping is a very good way to protect the environment and contribute towards its safety and this concept is gaining peak in Santiago de Chile. By sustainable shopping one can understand purchasing of commodities which are made up of organic or eco-friendly materials and methods and locals of Santiago de Chile also have started using such products. In the city of Santiago de Chile there are so many eco stores from where one can easily purchase such products and contribute towards the environment. In the manufacture of these products enhanced technologies and expertise is required which Santiago de Chile has. These products are very cheap and safe for the use of human beings as they are not made up of any chemicals which are harmful for the human body and this concept is gaining success in Santiago de Chile. Clothes are available nowadays which are made up of substances which are eco-friendly and later it can get degraded easily and Santiago de Chile has all the measures to degrade waste properly. Organic food stuffs are also available in the city Santiago de Chile which are absolutely free from any chemical which is harmful for the human body. These kinds of foods stuffs which are available in Santiago de Chile are very good for kids as nowadays every food stuff has so many chemicals in it which creates so many health issues in the kids. People of Santiago de Chile have now started using products which are eco-friendly as they contribute towards the environment and are also safe for the use of humans.


Food Markets

In the city of Santiago de Chile there are various food markets from where local residents can purchase food products, these food markets consist of fresh vegetables, good quality spices, and much more food products. These food markets of Santiago de Chile are very reasonable if anyone wants to purchase food products in bulk, names of food markets which are present in the city Santiago de Chile are mentioned below

● Central Market

● Mercado Tirso de Molina


Flea Markets

Flea markets which are present in the city of Santiago de Chile are mostly filled by the local people, although the city of Santiago de Chile has very few flea markets but the products available for sale here are of good quality and very affordable also. In the flea markets of Santiago de Chile people can purchase commodities at very low prices, same product will be costly in any other market of Santiago de Chile Tourists should definitely visit the flea markets of Santiago de Chile as here they can purchase any commodity they want which shows the culture of this city.


Second Hand Stores

The local residents of Santiago de Chile prefer to buy commodities from second hand stores specially middle class people, such people cannot afford to buy the commodity in a new condition so they buy it from second hand stores of this city. These stores of Santiago de Chile are very reasonable and they also provide heavy discounts to their regular customers, they try to engage their customers as much as they can. Names of second hand stores which are present in the city of Santiago de Chile are mentioned below

● ReciclageILove

● Meicys

● Prodescuento


Eco-Fashion

Using the clothes which are made from completely eco-friendly materials should be definitely promoted in Santiago de Chile as it can reduce the rates of environmental degradation. In the city of Santiago de Chile also the local residents have started using the clothes which are totally eco-friendly and their degradation would be extremely easy. Such clothes are also very safe for the use of human beings as it does not contain harmful chemical compounds and locals of Santiago de Chile are preferring these clothes over other clothes.


Recycling

Recycling of products has now become extremely important in the city Santiago de Chile to save the environment as there are so many materials which are degrading the environment. Recycling of non biodegradable waste is very important as this waste causes the amount of environmental degradation and the city Santiago de Chile has became successful managing this waste. People of Santiago de Chile have made so many machines and have so many reliable methods through which these kinds of waste can be recycled very easily. When it comes to technology, the city of Santiago de Chile is very ahead and has so many techniques and methods through which they can easily recycle any kind of material. By recycling the non biodegradable waste they are saving the environment from degradation and some authorities of Santiago de Chile are trying to make something useful from this waste and at some they have got success also. There are some hotels in Santiago de Chile which are using electricity which is generated by certain kinds of waste products. Some companies of Santiago de Chile also got successful as they managed to make clothes out of this waste and these clothes are eco-friendly. Local people of Santiago de Chile are also getting involved in this recycling campaign and helping the authorities.


Waste

Management of waste is an extremely important factor so as to protect the environment from degradation and the city Santiago de Chile is also trying its best to manage the waste. Government of Santiago de Chile is trying very hard and started opting measures for the proper management of any kind of waste in Santiago de Chile. There are so many agencies and companies which contribute to the waste management of the city of Santiago de Chile and as the years are progressing the number of these agencies and companies are increasing. These companies of Santiago de Chile are aware of all the ideal methods for the disposal of any kind of waste without causing any harm to the environment. These companies of Santiago de Chile have all the enhanced techniques and methods through which they can dispose any kind of waste material whether it be electronic items or plastic substances. All these companies are awaring the local people of Santiago de Chile about the basic techniques they can follow for their waste disposal.


Work and Study Abroad

Every country has their own policies and requirements for providing jobs and education to foreign people apart from the native population. You must be able to fulfill all their immigration requirements that make you eligible to legally work in the country and pursue education the way you intend. To work in Santiago de Chile, you should first apply for subject to contract work visa which makes you eligible to work for about two years legally at a decent salary. Your work visa could easily be renewed after two years and enables you to ultimately settle in Santiago de Chile after fulfilling a certain criteria. Talking about educational standards in Santiago de Chile, they are fairly good and provides better opportunities to the students for advancing their career as well as knowledge. You can either join as an international student for a fulltime course or pursue a part time degree. Even the exchange programs are fairly common in chile. Being a socially diverse country, it attracts thousands of international students who are in search of better atmosphere, education and quality. Also they get a chance to explore different cultures and enhance their interpersonal skills. It allows them to intermingle in various cultures and backgrounds.


Exchange Student

Exchange programs are fairly common in this decade. Many students tend to complete half of their study in their home nation and half of it in the foreign country as an international student. This gives them an insight into functioning of educational institutions of both the nation’s and provides them with an experienced staff and faculty from both the domestic as well as international Institute. Many colleges offer exchange programs based upon the students current educational rank, grades, talent and variety of other criterias. Being an exchange student is quite an interesting part of your life and gives you a separate and multicultural perspective of education and college life. All you have to do is make sure, your performance remains consistent and you get good grades that qualify you for admission in prestigious foreign universities of Chile. You will be provided enough exposure as you come across the students from different backgrounds and ethnicities. This will give a chance to interact with them actively and make new friends and establish yourself in the foreign nation. Many universities offer exchange programs for the international students, they are:

● Catholic University of Chile

● CIEE Global Institute


Au Pair

AU Pairing are also popularly known as cultural exchange programs. AU Pairing is amongst the best ways to work and enjoy alongside. Once you have the sufficient skills to apply for the job and have an interesting portfolio, you can apply for the AU Pairs in Santiago de Chile. Here, you could be sponsored by the native family living in that country. You could work as a nanny, English teacher, home tutor, housekeeper, caretaker and much more. All these job opportunities in AU Pairing cone with outstanding facilities and monetary benefits.

Apart from that if you have a good knowledge of Spanish then this might be the game changer for you and can turn the tables in your favor. As a person who understands Spanish and knows how to generally communicate in that language is at a more favorable position to get a job. All you have to do is look for the perfect opportunity to showcase your skills in exchange of monetary or other benefits as you like.


Volunteering

Volunteering is the best way to contribute to a society or cause of your interest. As a volunteer, you could participate in various volunteering programs in Santiago de Chile. There are several volunteering opportunities in Santiago de Chile. You can work for the welfare and upliftment of poor children, help in health awareness programs and much more. Nowadays wildlife and animal conservation has also gained enough popularity among the volunteers. One can volunteer for these activities that are beneficial for both social as well as personal cause. You can volunteer in various fields like animal welfare, nature conversation, social welfare, upliftment, education and science. All in all volunteering is an outstanding way to contribute your services by exploring other countries. It also allows you to further polish and nourish your skills and engage yourself globally.


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