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EL ARBOL RESTAURANT!!

El Arbol is a beautiful vegan restaurant located in Huelén 74, between the subway station Manuel Montt and Salvador.  They have Native Chips, Tofu Bites, Soups, Salads, Pizzas, Desserts, Juices, beer, and wines. If you want to take a walk and discover this amazing vegan restaurant in Providencia, El Arbol is just 20 minutes walking from the Hostal.

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El Arbol

EL HUERTO RESTAURANT!!

If you don’t eat meat El Huerto is your place! This restaurant has more than 30 years of experience,  its menu mixes a long variety of dishes from all over the world, they teach also cooking and yoga and its located in one of the best neighborhoods to hang out in the city. What more could you want?

Menu?
El Huerto

SARITA COLONIA RESTAURANT!!

The Sarita Colonia Restaurant was born in 2000 in the Bellavista neighborhood of Santiago de Chile, soon become the “must” of the artistic scene in Santiago. Peruvian travesty cuisine, a place where Kitsch dementia and maximalism are expressed in telling diverse stories intertwined with religious, death, life, friendship and gastronomy.

Where?
Loreto 40, Recoleta

Source: Sarita Colonia

CASTILLO FORESTAL RESTAURANT!!

Located in front of the Museum of Bellas Artes, this restaurant is the best combo of History, French Brasseries, and Chilean food. The restaurant has a beautiful terrace where you can enjoy the Parque Forestal. Are you in for this tasty experience?

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Castillo Forestal

VOLCANO & HOT SPRINGS!!

A remote, majestic and quiet place at the foot of the Andes Mountains, Baños Colina is located about 104 km from Santiago and at 2.500 meters. These natural pools have temperatures reaching up to 50°C and are arranged as outdoor terraces, by calcareous deposits. Enjoy a relaxing and therapeutic hot springs bath in the Andes after a 3 km hike to the view point of the San Jose Volcano.

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AndoAndes

Source:  AndoAndes

ANDES DAY LAGOON!!

Take the magic of the mountains with you! With the best views of the Andes in Cajon del Maipo, connect with nature in an environment of peace and fresh mountain air.Discover the Embalse El Yeso and let yourself be surprised by the landscape, along with our team of guides.

More Info?
AndoAndes

BUSTAMANTE PARK!!

Behind of the hostel it`s one of the most beautiful parks in Santiago! Bustamante park is connected with the largest circuit of parks in the city, has a skatepark, the Cafeliterario and around 2km of green areas.What are you waiting for to go and enjoy of Bustamante park?

EL YESO DAM!!

This reservoir is located in the Santiago Metropolitan Region just 73 km from the center of the city. El Yeso dam has more than  253.000.000 m3 of drinking water and its altitude it`s around the 3.000 mt.  You can visit this amazing landscape, just go to our Providencia Tours and ask!!

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Embalse el Yeso

ANDES HORSEBACK!!

Let yourself be guided by traditional mountain herders trough majestic landscapes on horseback. Live an unique experience in the Andes mountain range!!!

More Info?
AndoAndes

SALSA DANCING AT PAPAGAYO`S CLUB!!

Do you love salsa and you want to learn new steps? Papagayo`s club is open all the days of the week (except Sundays), and offers classes for just 2.000clp. Every day they teach differents kinds of styles in the coolest ambient and just a few blocks from the hostel.

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Papagayo’s Club

LAUCA NATIONAL PARK!!

Are you going to the north of Chile after Santiago? Hostal Providencia recommends you to visit one of the highlights of that part of the world, The Lauca National Park!!. One of the main attractions of the park is the small lacustrine area formed by Chungará and Cotacotani lakes, which lies at the foothills of the Payachata Volcanic group.

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Parque Nacional Lauca

BELLAVISTA NEIGHBORHOOD!!

The most popular neighborhood in Santiago to hang out is just 10 minutes walking from the hostel. Bellavista invites you to visit its many restaurants, bars, and colorful streets full of people looking for fun.

Tips?
Backstage
La Casa en el Aire

Tips for Backpackers?
Club 57
La Fabrica de Pizza

ORIGINAL GREEN ROASTERS!

One of the best cafes in Santiago it`s in the same block of the hostel! Original Green Roasters is the best combination of tradition, quality, and style. All that reflected in the taste of his coffee.  Besides of getting one of the greatest coffees in the city, they have also excellent breakfasts and pasta.

Where?
Rancagua 040, Providencia.

CHILE`S RED LAGOON!

Camarones is a city and commune in the Arica y Parinacota Region in the north of Chile. Lately famous for being the place where is located the Red Lagoon, unknown for the Chilean service of tourism until 2009. Named like this for the strong red of its waters produced for the minerals and the temperatures that fluctuate between the 40 and 50º celsius.

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Laguna Roja

CENTRO CULTURAL GABRIELA MISTRAL!

The Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral (GAM) is the biggest cultural center in Chile and is located just a few blocks from the hostel, in Universidad Catolica subway station. The GAM Promote visual arts, music, photography, drama, dance, among many other activities.

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GAM

CAFE LITERARIO!!

The Cafe Literario is just a few blocks from the Hostal and invites you to visit his public library and chill out enjoying a good cup of cafe. The installation is located in Bustamante park, has free WiFi an open library, and a coffee shop. If you want to take a breath and enjoy the park, you know now where to go!

Where?
Juana de Lestonac, Providencia.

SANTIAGO CABLE CAR!

Inaugurated in 1980 closed in 2009 and reopened  2016, the Santiago cable car is one of the favorites promenades for the tourists and also for the people of Santiago.  You can travel 4,8 km from Pedro de Valdivia until Pio Nono in 20 minutes enjoying the beautiful view that offers the capital of Chile.

How much?
1300 clp.

ELQUI VALLEY!!

Chile is known for its wines, the Atacama Desert, the Torres del Paine National Park, Pablo Neruda but also for its excellent Piscos. In the Elqui Valley, you will be able to visit the processing plants of Pisco as well as the observatories for your enjoyment of the first International Shrine of the Dark Skies of the World.

PUNTA DE LOBOS!

Punta de Lobos is a little town located 6 km to the north of Pichilemu most know for being one of the best spots in south America to surf and nominated as the 7th world surfing reserve by Save The Waves Coalition. If you like the sun and the big waves Punta de Lobos is your next stop!

Where to stay?
Surfarm

SAN RAFAEL LAKE!

The San Rafael lake covers 123 square kilometers, and is within the National Park of the same name. It is characterized by its majestic glaciers its imposing landscapes and its rich fauna. Without a doubt one of the most beautiful and remote places of the South of the continent.

Where?
Aysén Region, Chile.