Travel and Accommodation
Getting to Santiago
The country’s international airport is located 30 minutes away from the city and Santiago is destination of several air routes, well connected to the rest of America, United States and Europe.
Accommodations in Santiago
There are many accommodation options close to the Conference venue.
A list of hotels and hostels, distributed by neighborhoods, can be found at the following link: http://www.santiagocapital.cl/categorias/home/donde-dormir/
If you want to be so near as to move around walking, between the Conference venue and your accommodation, you should prefer the alternatives on Barrio Lastarria / Bellas Artes, Barrio Paris Londres or Historic Center.
Also, there are a lot of Aparthotels nearby and this could be a good option. You could easily access to this offer in the website https://www.booking.com.
Finally, Airbnb could also work very well in Santiago and has a large offer in the same neighborhoods.
Getting out nearby Santiago
Santiago is right in the middle between the mountains and the sea.
It is very easy to reach the Andes and there are many accesses to the mountains, as well as parks, very close to the city. It is possible to practice trekking, mountaineering, climbing or just walk around and enjoy nature.
Towards the other end is the sea. The beautiful port city of Valparaíso is about 1 hour and 30 minutes from Santiago. Visiting Valparaiso is also very simple from Santiago. Little time is needed and it could be done for the day easily.
Valparaíso has a great gastronomic and cultural offer, and a rich urban tradition. It is an UNESCO world heritage city. In Valparaiso is it one of the houses-museum of poet Pablo Neruda, which is called “La Sebastiana”.
Getting around Chile
Chile is a long and very diverse country. In the following sites you can get information about cities and places to visit:
Just to have a little inspiration, please see “Chile: A land of geographic extremes”.