The best Fondas in Chile during the Dieciocho

Fondas Parque O’Higgins:

When : From Sept 14th to Sept 19th
Where: O’Higgins Park, Santiago Centro. Metro linea 2. Estacion Parque O’Higgins
How much: $4,000. (Free for children under 12)
Every year, there’s more than 300 Chilean food trucks at the cheapest prices in O’higgins Park in Santiago. Typical drinks, concerts & more: It’s the most popular & local fonda!  This year, don’t miss the famous Chilean bands: Santa Feria, Tommy Rey, American Sound and Los jaivas. Be ready to party properly !!

Fonda Permanente :

When: From Sept 16th to Sept 18th
Where: Hipodromo Chile
How much: 15 000 $ in pre sale available for three days
Tickets: The tickets are available in Santa Filomena 132 from 14h to 21h. From Monday to Friday. Reservations by bank transfer without service charges.
Do you what “Permanente” means in Spanish? “Never Ending” 😉  Expect concerts, light show, drinks & typical foodIn Permanente Fonda, you will party like you never did !!For more info, here is their Facebook event.

Fonda Alejo Barrios :

El Parque Alejo Barrios is one of the most traditional places in Valparaiso, and its fondas are the most popular in the country.
Brace yourself because this year, it will be 45 entertainment stations, 25 tasting stations, 34 big agencies and the traditional mechanical park, with the “NEGRA LINDA “ as the official Ramada.
This year is a special one because the community authorities has elaborated a cleanliness and safety plan for the good development of the festivities which will guarantee 5 days of festivities !! Woop Woop!

El Fogon del Pescador en Caleta Membrillo:

When : the 17 September at 7:00 PM
Where : Caleta Membrillo
How much :$ 2500  including a hake,and a glass of wine
All the 17th of September in Valparaiso, a magical night take place and it’s called the “ Fogata Del Pescador ” in Caleta Membrillo. It’s kind of vigil around a good fire that illuminates all sea boats. The beat of popular music performed by enthusiastic local people melted with the smell of sea salt will impress you.
And this time again, your taste buds will be delighted by all the chileans flavors. On the menu : grilled meat, anticuchos, wine chicha and a lot of other Chilean specialities.
Be ready for it !!

Sporting club :

Where: Los Castaños 404 Viña Del Mar Valparaíso CL
When: From the 14 to the 19 September
How much: $3500  ( free for children under 12)
As every year , Viña Del Mar prepare itself to start the festivities of Fiestas Patrias. Sporting Club is the ideal place to go as it gathers all the fondas (normally it’s a thoroughbred flat horse race track).
And this year , a lot of artists will be there to give their best performance: Chancho en Piedra : Saturday at 7PM, Santa Feria : Sunday at 7PM , Jornada : Monday at 7PM, Bafochi : Tuesday at 7PM, and Americo: Wednesday at 5PM

When: From the 15 to 19 September
Where: Plaza de Armas & surroundings
The municipality of Calama and San Pedro De Atacama organise each year the installation of fondas and traditional games. You can eat there delicious Chilean meals and drink traditional alcohol for sure !! And it lasts one week.
It will also be parades in the towns of Camar, Rio Grande, Toconao. Talabre, Socaire and Paine.
And you can assist to the cueca shows in the village of Atacama where there is traditional music and dancers with traditional clothes .