If you're traveling on business, Santiago has everything even the most demanding client could need. In addition to its modern highways, event centers and boutique and five-star hotels, it offers a rich and varied selection of restaurants, vibrant culture and nightlife, and a variety of attractions. In terms of location, it is less than an hour from excellent ski centers, beaches and wine routes, and just 90 minutes from the wonderful port of Valparaíso and the beaches of Viña del Mar, Reñaca and Concón, all of which offer terrific hotels and seafood dining. In Santiago, neighborhoods like Alonso de Córdova and El Golf are extremely safe and equipped to handle all kind of tourism. Visitors will find everything they need to enjoy a comfortable and pleasant stay, including express access on brand new highways.
If you'd prefer to do business or hold a seminar against the backdrop of a lake and the imposing, snowcapped Osorno Volcano, Puerto Varas (located in southern Chile) is the place for you. It features a top-shelf infrastructure, with first-class hotels and restaurants, an airport just over 30 minutes away, a casino and majestic natural surroundings. After a long day of work, you can visit such natural wonders as the Petrohué Falls, Lake Todos Los Santos and Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park.
Located on the shores of Lake Villarrica, Pucón is another southern destination that combines quality hotels with incredible scenery and ski centers. Another alternative is Valdivia (also located in southern Chile) on the banks of the Calle Calle River. This lively city offers a modern hotel and events center, casino, excellent German cuisine, impressive natural views and an airport just outside of town.