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VILLARRICA!!

For a lot of people, Villarica is the most beautiful city in Chile, not just for the city itself but for the amazing landscape that has around. Villarica is surrounded by a lot of touristic places, like Pucon, Lican Ray, the Villarica Volcano, The Ojos de Caburga, and the Villarica lake. If you are in Santiago and you are going to the south, this pretty city is waiting for you.

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Villarica

RENE MAGRITTE IN CHILE!!!

Ralli Museum in Santiago exhibits the exceptional individual engraving of the outstanding Belgian surrealist painter René Magritte. The samples from Museo Ralli Punta del Este are composed of 24 works of medium format, all belonging to the Ralli Collection and among which stand out: “La belle captive” and “Le dernier cri” of the same year of his death.

Where?
Alonso de Soto Mayor 4110, Vitacura, Santiago.

Source: Museo Ralli

SANTIAGO MARKETS!!

Pedaling with us by some of the most famous markets in South America. Fill your senses with fruits, vegetables, and seafood that you can only find in Chile. By bike, you will get to places outside the traditional tourist routes where the authentic inhabitants of Santiago live.

Duration?
3 hours

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La Bicicleta Verde

SNOW HIKE!!

Discover the Andes Mountains through a winter panorama in the Maipo Canyon with snowshoes. Includes a visit to the main town San Jose de Maipo and lunch at swiss refugee 2300 meters of altitude. Hike of 4km.

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AndoAndes

PEPPERLAND BAR!!

Pepperland Bar is placed in Santa Isabel 261, just 10 minutes walking from the hostal. The bar has a big collection of handcrafted beer, from Chile, Germany, Belgique and EEUU.  If you love beer and you want to try new brands Pepperland is your next stop!!


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Pepperland

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?

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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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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.

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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!!!

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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