I arrived in Santiago in the afternoon and took a bus outside the airport to the closest station to me Los Heros. It cost £1.21 and only took half an hour. I then checked in to La Casa Roja hostel which cost a total of £27 for 5 days. I had already saved a sandwich from the night before so I didn’t eat out on my first night.
Uber is super cheap when going around the city it’ll cost about £2-3 for a 20-30 minute journey. However to the airport, it is significantly higher, so I suggest using the local buses.
Things to see:
On my first full day, I went to Santa Lucia Hill where you can see a panoramic view of Santiago. It is free entry you just have to register yourself upon entry.
Cable cars are located at Cerro at will take you to San Cristóbal Hill where you will have a nice viewpoint of the second highest part of the city.
La Plaza De Amas is the central area where you will find a Santander bank everywhere and lots of shops. There is also a popular fish market where you can see how the locals cook as well as authentic restaurants.
The highlight for me was going on a tour to Maipo and seeing the Laguna and natural part of Santiago.
Food is expensive in Chile so I lived on pitta bread, cheese and hot sauce. I also worked with Start-Up Chile and business owners, this was my main reason for visiting Santiago. I am so glad I got to witness the beauty of Chile. Until next time.