Indoor pool with lounge seating and glass ceiling looking out to the city

Planning Your Trip

Culture and history abound in Santiago. The surrounding Andes Mountains offer endless opportunities for outdoor adventures, and the nearby wine regions are a must-visit for any oenophile — there is something for every type of traveler in Santiago. Here are a few tips for how to pack for every kind of visit.

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What to Pack
The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago

While many people come to Santiago for outdoor adventures and pack hiking gear primarily for those excursions, it is wise to bring one or two more refined outfits for exploring the city.

Outdoor Adventures

Surrounded by the Andes, Santiago is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. Just a short trip from the resort just about any sort of adventure awaits, from skiing and trekking to surfing and beachcombing. Be sure to pack appropriately for your excursions.


  • Bring a lightweight bag or backpack to tote your sunscreen, water and snacks. It is also recommended to bring a cellphone with international service in case of emergency.

  • Temperatures and weather can change quickly, particularly at higher elevations, so pack multiple, lightweight layers that can easily be carried along on a trek.

  • Surfers would be wise to bring their boards. Santiago is two hours away from several beaches with world-class waves.
Business Travel

Though it has a deep history and stunning historic monuments seemingly at every turn, Santiago is a thoroughly modern city where any global business traveler will feel right at home.


  • The professional dress code in Santiago is rather formal. For men, a navy-blue suit and tie is the norm rather than slacks and a shirt.

  • For women, a modest business suit, with a skirt or pants, is the most common mode of dress.

  • Be sure to bring business cards to meetings. Chileans generally begin business meetings with a handshake and then the exchange of cards. 

Golf Getaway

Santiago has several golf courses, and The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago is well situated for guests looking to enjoy a game while on vacation or to hit the links for a business meeting. Don’t forget the essentials.


  • Classic golf attire — a golf shirt and shorts or slacks depending on the season — is the standard.

  • Temperatures can be high during summer days but can quickly dip into the 50s once the sun begins to set. Bring a lightweight jacket to ward off any chill.

  • Bring sunscreen, especially during summer.

Santiago City View
Santiago City View
What To Reserve
The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago

There are ample activities to keep a visitor — be it for business or pleasure — happily occupied in Santiago. From exquisite dining and spa appointments at the resort to rigorous outdoor adventures, there’s something for everyone and every type of traveler. Here’s what to consider booking before your visit.

Ritz Carlton Hotel image
Ritz Carlton Hotel image
The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago

Nestled at the base of the snow-capped Andes mountains, Chile’s capital Santiago is a modern, sophisticated destination that offers something for all kinds of travelers. The art scene thrives with contrasts — find everything from pre-Columbian sculptures to radical contemporary works. Experience traditional Chilean cuisine and modern takes on regional classics made by thoughtful, inventive chefs. And take advantage of the spoils of the region, which are a short detour from The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago: incredible skiing, breathtaking beaches and award-winning vineyards.