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PEUMAYEN ANCESTRAL FOOD!!

The Peumayén Ancestral Food project is the result of a depth research on the Chilean gastronomic roots, shaped on a menu that combines products, techniques and original preparations of the pre-Hispanic Chile.

Where?
Constitución 136, Barrio Bellavista.  Providencia.
Reservations?
Peumayén

AINSWORTH BAY!!

A beautiful isolated bay in the Almirantazgo Sound, Ainsworth Bay is found along the fjords of the Chilean coast and can be visited on board an adventure cruise. At Ainsworth Bay, you can see the retreating Marinelli Glacier and watch elephant seals on the beaches. This is a difficult place to reach by any means other than by boat, and it is one of the most pristine and secluded spots to visit in this part of Chilean Patagonia.

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QUINTA NORMAL PARK!!

Quinta Normal Park is an urban park in Santiago. It is home to several museums, including the Chilean National Museum of Natural History. Near the park is the Museum of Memory and Human Rights. The park is also near a public library.At the back of the park, there are standing grills that anyone can use, to have a barbecue.

Where?
Quinta Normal subway station

How Much?
Free

PARQUEMET!!

Santiago has the biggest urban park in south America and 4th in the world.  The Parquemet has a zoo, swimming pools, the Japanese garden, the botanic garden, restaurants, a church, playgrounds a cable railway and more than 1.785 hectares.  Santiago invites you to breathe in the heart of the city.

How Much?
Free

More Info?
Parquemet

HOSTAL FORESTAL!!

You wanted to stay with us but we were full? Hostal Providencia recommends you this fantastic Hostal that is just a few blocks from Baquedano subway station, Forestal Park, and Lastarria neighborhood.  Hostal Forestal provide services like breakfast, bike rents, wifi, international free calls, free maps and a lot more!!

More Info and reservations?
Hostal Forestal

VE GLOBAL!!

VE Global recruits, trains and organizes international volunteers to achieve our mission of fostering the positive development of children at social risk in Chile. VE has successfully integrated nearly 450 full-time volunteers from more than 35 countries.

More Info?
VE Global

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PENGUIN`S ISLAND!!

The Natural Monument Isla Cachagua is, without a doubt, a unique place in the Chilean coast. Know as the penguin’s island for the inhabitant of the area Isla Cachagua receives a complex variety of  Humboldt and Magellanic Penguins. You can not disembark in the island because is protected but you can visit it and take pictures from a fisher boat.

Where?
Petorca, Zapallar, R. Valparaiso.

More Info?
CONAF

AMBROSIA RESTAURANT!!!

Elected best Chilean restaurant in 2015, the same year 20th best restaurant in south America and also in 2016 between the 50th best Restaurants in the continent, Ambrosia with justice deserve these recognitions. The menu is changing all the time depending on the inspiration of the Chef, Carolina Bazán, and also depending on the products of the season.Without doubt one of the best restaurants in Santiago.

Where?
Pamplona #78, Vitacura.

Menu?
Ambrosia

BARRICA 94 RESTAURANT!!

Barrica 94 is a crosspoint point between the world of wines and contemporary Chilean cuisine. Their goal is to offer you a wide selection of wines by the glass and by the bottle, and a varied selection of starters, entrees, and desserts inspired by classical Chilean cuisine and local ingredients.

Where?
Patio Bellavista
Menu?
Barrica94

Source: Barrica94

EL YALI NATIONAL RESERVE!!!

In the commune of Santo Domingo in Valparaiso, there is El Yali National Reserve.  In the area, there are about 116 species of birds (a quarter of the total species in Chile), mostly aquatic birds: tucuqueres (Magellanic owl), Chilean flamingos, black-necked swans, royal ducks among other species.


More Info?
CONAF

100 MONTADITOS!!

100 Montaditos has become only in 15 years one of the most popular and beloved brands among consumers and has proven to be one of the most solid restaurants on the scene in our country. The versatility of the concept, both in terms of moments of consumption, one can have breakfast, eat, dine, snack or just drink something.

Where?
Patio Bellavista

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LE FOURNIL!!

Direct from the old continent, in the year 1997 two French arrive in Chile with the idea to revolutionize the national culinary experience through authentic bread recipes. Some years later, the gastronomic offer was expanded to offer new products such as coffee and delicious dishes. Today there are 8 stores that deliver unique flavors to all visitors.

Where?
Patio Bellavista
Lastarria

Source: Le Fournil

LE BISTROT!!

In the heart of Providencia, in 2010 began the Bistromanía: a simple proposal that in a cozy atmosphere was able to combine the old gastronomy, with the great French classics. Moving a piece of France Le Bistrot wanted to conquer the taste of Chileans and re-enchant the French palates with the gourmet dishes of bistro cuisine.

Where?
Santa Magdalena 80 Local 7, Providencia.

More Info?
Le Bistrot

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LAKE TODOS LOS SANTOS!!

  Lake Todos los Santos is a lake located in the Los Lagos Region, 96 km northeast of Puerto Montt and 76 km east of Puerto Varas. It has a surface area of 178.5 km² and a maximum depth of 337 m. The Lake’s National Park status has ensured the protection of its environment.  The present form of the lake is the result of glacial and volcanic processes.

More Inf0?
Todos Los Santos

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FRUTILLAR!!

For a lot of people, Frutillar is one of the most beautiful cities in Chile. The German museum, The Teatro del Lago, the city itself, the lake and the amazing landscape around the city are something that you can not put into words, is something that you have to experience. If you are thinking to go to the south of Chile you must stop in Frutillar.

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Frutillar

BERNARDO O`HIGGINS NATIONAL PARK!!

Bernardo O`Higgins National Park is the largest National park in Chile, covering an area of 35,259 km2. The park includes a great part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. One of its main attractions is the Glacier Pío XI, from which enormous ice blocks periodically spall.


More Info?
CONAF

EL MORADO NATIONAL MONUMENT!!

 El Morado National Monument its located in the Cajón del Maipo.  The monument is a glacial and is part of the El Volcán River basin. Cerro El Morado dominates the landscape of this protected area. It is home to the San Francisco Glacier.

More Info?
CONAF

VISTA SANTIAGO RESTAURANT!!

Vista Santiago Restaurant most knows as the Ex-Enoteca is a Restaurant located in the heart of San Cristobal Hill. Vista Santiago has one of the best views of the city and its unique menu mix the best of the Chilean gastronomy.

Reservations?
Vista Santiago

RIO CLARILLO NATIONAL RESERVE!!!

Río Clarillo National Reserve it was created in 1982 to preserve the natural environment of central Chile and its native species, including the Cordilleran Cypress. Río Clarillo is the Chilean national park nearest to Santiago, at a distance of 45 kilometers.

Where?
Río Clarillo

Source: CONAF

ORREGO LUCO NEIGHBOURHOOD!!

Providencia invites you to visit a new place to enjoy the nights in Santiago! Orrego Luco is a little oasis in the middle of Providencia Avenue and Nueva Providencia Avenue. The neighborhood has Restaurants and bars and its just a few subway stations from the hostal!!

A Good Bar?
AMBAR