Santiago is a considerably quiet city with some pretty nice views. We got very well acquainted with the different views of seeing the City as we didn’t realize how little there was to do and see. While visiting South America we spent a week in Santiago which we ended up finding was way too much time.
While in Santiago, we went bungee jumping in Maipo Valley which was absolutely amazing (and another item high on my bucket list)! We did a wine tour of Undurraga vineyard in Talagante and went “hiking” in the Andes Mountains. I quote hiking because it was a glamorous version of hiking that included more of a leisure drive into the Andes Mountains with a stop to have wine/cheese and capture images of the beautiful landscape than it was exercise and sweat. Lets call this “gliking”, whatever it was it was wonderful.
Since we had quite a bit of time in Santiago, we were able to explore all the great ways to see the City landscape. Some different ways for picture perfect views of the City and Andes Mountains:
1. Sky Costanera
The Sky Costanera view is said to be the highest lookout point in South America. The view was absolutely spectacular from here. This lookout is accessible through the Costanera Centre mall. The observatory floor is located on the 62nd floor of the building. There is a small fee for entry (about $10usd) but the panoramic views of the City and Andes are well worth it.
2. The pool at the W Hotel
If you have the luxury of staying at the W in Santiago, do so! This hotel had the nicest rooftop pool and bar in Santiago. The pool at the W overlooks the City and the Andes Mountains. The view is absolutely stunning! There is nothing better than having a bottle of wine, soaking up the water and sun with a panoramic view of the City as the backdrop.
3. San Cristobal Hill
If your still not sick of seeing Santiago, another great lookout point is San Cristobal Hill. Take the funicular up to the top to see panoramic views of Santiago and the Andes Mountains.