Los Andes Tourist Places to Visit in Los Andes, Chile, America
Los Andes is a city and commune situated in the Los Andes province of Chile between 32°50′ S latitude and 70°37′ W longitude. It belongs to Valparaíso Region, is placed around 80 km north of Santiago, the capital of Chile. The city of Los Andes is home to many upgraded hotels, restaurants and modernized shops.
Geography of Los Andes:
Los Andes is spread over an area of 1,248.3 sq. km. at an elevation of 819 meters.
The other communes come under the Los Andes province along with Los Andes commune is:
- San Esteban
- Calle Larga
History of Los Andes:
Los Andes was formed on 31 July, 1791 with name Santa Rosa de Los Andes.
Connectivity to Los Andes:
Los Andes is placed around 80 km away from the Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport which is the most important airport of Chile located in Santiago with scheduled flights to Atlanta in USA, Sydney in Australia , Madrid in Spain, Buenos Aires in Argentina and Mexico City in Mexico and many other European and American cities.
There are frequent buses departing at the major bus stations of Santiago to Los Andes and other than buses, many tourist vehicles run between Los Andes and Santiago at regular intervals. Rental car, taxi and bikes are useful options for local travel.
Food in Los Andes:
The major restaurants in Los Andes are as follows:
- L’alambic Resto-Bar
- Plaza Hotel Restaurant
- La Table de France
- Fuente de Soda Primavera
- Comedor Pescaderia Los Andes
Things to do in Los Andes:
- Cascada Adventure Day Tours
Places of interest in Los Andes:
Los Andes Library:
The library of Los Andes is an ideal place to know about the history, culture and tradition of Los Andes. It holds ancient photographs, artifacts and books related to the indigenous people and culture of the area.
Centro Cultural Palacio de La Moneda:
Centro Cultural Palacio de La Moneda is situated under the La Moneda Palace of Santiego, around 80 km from Los Andes. It exhibits many cultural programs of dance and music and also features café and art and craft shop which offers local artworks and souvenirs at middle-higher prices. The shows are charged.
Plaza De Armas:
Located in Santiago, Plaza De Armas holds national cathedral and large post office as well as meeting and recreation centre, food corners, traditional shops and food stores. It is the main plaza of Santiago.
Other places of interest near Los Andes include:
- Vina San Esteban
- Parque Arqueologico Paidahuen
- Santuario Teresa de Los Andes
- Santiago Centro
- La Chascona
- La Moneda Palace
- Parque Forestal
- Cerro Santa Lucia
- Centro Cultural Matucana 100
- Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral
Best time to visit Los Andes:
Throughout the year is best, especially the months of summer season will be ideal for outdoor activities.
Accommodation options in Los Andes:
Los Andes is home to all the types of accommodation centres with the latest facilities and services including gift shop, doctor on call and spa. In the below list, first 7 hotels are located in Los Andes and remaining hotels in Santiago (about 80 km from Los Andes).
- Termas El Corazon
- Plaza Hotel
- Hotel Los Andes
- Inca Hoteles Los Andes
- Reggio Hotel & Golf
- Hostal Los Juncos
- Hosteria Hucahe
- Hostal Caracol Santiago
- Casa Bonita Bed & Breakfast
- Hostal Rio Amazonas Plaza Italia
- La Calma de Rita
- Mito Casa Hotel
- Casa Newen Bed and Breakfast
- Vilafranca Petit Hotel
- L’Ambassade Petit Hotel Santiago