Santiago is a magnificent, cosmopolitan, energetic and sophisticated city, full of super museums and top-flight restaurants, all surrounded by the extraordinary backdrop of the Andes Mountains. Stroll around the city's streets to discover grand architecture, malls and an enthusiastic arts scene, evident at the striking Centro Gabriela Mistral, a cultural and performing arts centre. Discover Santiago's hidden gems, such as Mercado Central, an amazing fish market perfect for a seafood lunch prior to walking around the low-key stalls to experience a true taste of Chile, while to view Santago from above, visit the Sky Costanera, the tallest building in Latin America, for 360-degree views over the city and mountains, as far as the eye can see.
Lakes & Mountains
A trip to Santiago will leave a lasting impression of Chile's natural beauty. Santiago is surrounded by the grandiosity of the majestic Andes, which is amongst the longest mountain ranges in the world. Experience the best sweeping views of Santiago and the Andes from Parque Metropolitano (better known as Cerro San Cristobal). The park covers 722 hectares and is Santiago's largest green space. Take a funicular, which carries you between the different sections of beautifully landscaped areas, arrive at the summit and gaze at the beautiful, snowy white 14-metre-high statue of Virgen de la Inmaculada Concepcion, which looms overhead.
Spa & Wellness
Many guests at Mandarin Oriental Santiago like nothing more than to spend their time swapping between the three-storey AKO spa, gym, two floodlit clay tennis courts and the large outdoor lagoon-style swimming pool. The spa has five treatment rooms and offers guests a stress-reducing menu of massage, facials and body rituals. Ingredients include honey, seaweed, chocolate, mud and milk, which make for deliciously natural spa treatments.