Local and Practical Information

Weather in Santiago

Santiago, due to its position in the central region, has a Mediterranean climate with well-defined seasons. During March, the temperature can reach around 22-27°C (71.6-81.6º F), cooling down at night.
You can check the weather on the Weather Channel.

Restaurants in Vitacura

There is a number of restaurants and small places to eat around the ESO office. You can find more information here.

How to get Chilean money

  • At the airport: you will find ATMs at the first and third level, International Central Hall. They accept Mastercard, Visa, Visa Electron, Cirrus, Plus and Maestro.
    There is also an office of the Santander Santiago bank, located at the second level, International Central Hall. It opens from 09:00 - 14:00 hr.
    Finally, the exchange office AFEX is opened 24 hours a day, and is located at the first and third level, International Central Hall.
  • Most internationally recognized currencies can be exchanged at commercial banks and foreign exchange agencies. Credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops. Banks are opened from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 to 14:00 hr.
    The exchange rate for Chilean Currency is approximately:
    • 1 USD = 553 Chilean pesos
    • 1 € (Euro) = 753 Chilean peso

Other Useful Information

  • Chile's standard time zone is UTC/GMT -4 hours.
    Daylight savings, UTC-3, from the second Saturday in October to the second Saturday in March.
  • Currency converter
  • Santiago Metro
  • Do you need a Visa to enter Chile?  Check here!
  • Sightseeing in Santiago: Sightseeing, museums, shopping malls, picturesque quarters are described here.