Destination Guide - Santiago
Despite being a thriving modern destination, Santiago has retained its elegant colonial charm. Get among the locals and embrace the eclectic culture, vibrant cafés, restaurants and nightlife. Should you find yourself longing for the great outdoors, you can also take a road trip to the Andean mountains and hit the slopes, hike or just take in the sights.
The most popular time to visit Santiago is between October and April when it’s dry and temperatures hover between 25-30°C. During the wet season (May to August) it’s cooler and rainfall is significant.
Getting there and around
Taxi is probably the best way to get around Santiago unless you feel confident enough to hire a car. It is possible to hire a bicycle, although beware of the competing traffic. Take a tour if you plan to head out to the mountains and wine regions.
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