Barrio El Golf – Vitacura
Welcome to Santiago, strayed Amigo! Maybe you don’t have so much time here? It would be unfortunate if you spent most of your time in the WRONG Barrios. We give you a blog series of the lowdown of what to do in each Barrio (neighbourhood). Offering our local knowledge and giving our top recommendations so you know what to expect and where to go.
Introducing BARRIO BREAKDOWN #11 -BARRIO EL GOLF – VITACURA
It is not strictly speaking a ‘Barrio’ because it is already placed in the large area which takes up most of the East side of Santiago. You will know when you have entered this area because you will overhear the sound of a gringo’s (North American) voice. This is the financial area of Santiago, a glass jungle of 21st century architecture and Skyscrapers. Also popular amongst tourists for its diverse choice of restaurants, quality shops and incredible parks. This is where you will see the culture of the higher class enjoying the luxuries in life. If you really want to see Santiago’s culture then you must not miss out the wealthy side. What’s wrong with going for an overpriced cocktail when your on holiday if only once? If you really don’t have the dollar for that, you should just go to check out ‘Sanhattan’ as the locals like to call it.
Eat prize winning food. Osaka is Tripadvisor voted #1 restaurant in Las Condes described as “Japanese, Peruvian, Asian, South American sushi fusion” Not something I would put all together, but damn do they make this concoction work. If you are into food, and how good it can taste in your mouth, GO! Located on the 4th floor of W Hotel. Remember to book ahead and expect to pay between $12,000 and $18,000clp for a main dish!
Have a pink flamingood time – Head to Santiago’s beloved Parque Bicentenario. Go and see the large ponds where you will get a surprise when you see flamingos instead of ducks! But seeing flamingos is just one of many things to do. The park has black swans, a dog training area, green areas for picnics and Mestizo, a restaurant with a beautiful and relaxing view. The best way to check this Green getaway is by green bicycle, there are many bike paths here to disfrutar! (enjoy!)