Chile is located in the southwestern region of South America. All flights originating from outside the country arrive first at the Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport of Santiago, and from there flights can take you to various points across the country.
Santiago’s international airport Arturo Merino Benitez – airport code SCL - is the main connection hub of the country, with all international flights arriving here first. There are currently 17 airlines operating in the terminal with daily flights to major destinations, covering the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific and Australia.
Santiago offers an impressive variety of hotels which also includes the representation of most of International chained-brand hotels. Some of the ones present in Santiago are the Ritz-Carlton, Sheraton, Radisson, Hyatt, Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, Marriott, W Hotel, Hilton, Accord and NH among many others. There are more than 9.500 rooms in 4 and 5 stars hotels and a total of 14.500 in the city. Most of hotels have internet access in the rooms and business center for general use. Direct dialing service is also available all over the country.
Santiago, the capital of Chile, was chosen by the New York Times as one of the best destinations to visit in the world. Santiago is a dynamic and modern metropolis located right in the heart of the fertile Central Valley. The Chilean capital is a city with character, an intense night life and an attractive artistic-cultural scene. The best way to get to know the city is by walking its streets. Santiago has many neighborhoods that were shaped by the different social interactions and the public spaces. This city is more than a simple set of houses, streets and trees. Some of these neighborhoods offer high quality architecture of priceless value. These buildings have become city icons such as Barrio Italia, Lastarria y Bellavista. In Las Condes, Vitacura and Providencia you can find most of shopping centers, stores and some luxury shops. Few kilometers away from the city there are several world class ski centers, wine routes, trekking trails and biking areas. All these types of activities make Santiago a destination that offers multiple choices related to tourism.
According to The New York Times, the main city of Chile is a vibrating mixture of Latinamerican culture and European sensitivity. One of the biggest contributions to the cultural offer was the inauguration of the Center Gabriela Mistral. The space made up of 22.000 squared meters of surface was reinvented being specialized to host performing arts and musicals. The building has a marked architectonic stamp as well as cafeteria, restaurant and interesting schedule of theater, dance and photography expositions.