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Motorhoming in Santiago

Photo by Peanno (wikimedia commons)Plaza de Armas of Santiago Photo by Peanno (wikimedia commons)

As you would expect from any capital city Santiago de Chile is packed with museums, theatres, restaurants, bars and other entertainment venues.  Positioned right in the centre or the country it’s the ideal starting and finishing point for a motorhome rental or campervan hire holiday in Chile.
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Things are changing here all the time, the city itself doesn’t have any campsites in the centre; however some locals, including the local church, allow visitors to set up camp in their garden or land, as long as you ask of course.  If you do an internet search it will usually find some interesting places to stay, here are just three, Patricia Isabel Cifuentes Guiatez, Humberto Caro 298, Quilicura, Santiago,  Miguel Bonta Delgado Avenida Domingo Santa María, 1179, Independencia, Santiago, and finally the Pastor of the Congregacion del Buen, Salvador Gutiérrez, 7284, Cerro Navia, Santiago.  The best option is to ask for recommendations when you collect your vehicle, the other way around it is to stay in a hotel whilst you visit the city and then collect you motorhome rental ore campervan hire before moving on.

Top things to see and do

Visit the Parque Metropolitano, home to the Cerro San Cristóbal.  From the top there is a wonderful view over the city, if you’re lucky to visit on clear day you can also see the Andes.  There are two ways to reach the summit, either take the funicular cable car, or if you enjoy walking there’s a very long hike.  The park is also home to the Santiago zoo as well as the botanical gardens, and two swimming pools.   

If you’re into poetry call in at La Chascona, one of the homes of Pablo Neruda.  La Chascona is filled with lots of artefacts as well as artwork by some of his famous friends.

Where the weather be fine, or not, Parque Forestal is a nice place to visit.  It has both a long park that runs parallel to the Mapocho River, as well as being the site of the National Museum of Fine Arts and Modern Art Museum.

Santiago has some lively jazz clubs, there are lots of clubs throughout the city, the best is said to be the Club de Jazz de Santiago.  It may be a small and intimate club, but it has some the best local, national, and international names appearing here, with everything from Latin jazz, blues, and bossa novas.

The park of Cerro Santa Lucia is a place to relax amongst fountains, there is a greet viewpoint, apparently a favourite of Charles Darwin when he visited here!

Santiago is a lovely city to visit on a motorhome rental or campervan hire holiday in Chile, and you could end up staying in some very unusual places.

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