Santiago - Post Report Question and Answers

What are some typical ways to socialize, either with local people or with other expatriates? Are there groups or clubs that you can recommend?

Getting involved with locals socially can be tough. People are lot as immediately warm and open here as they are in some other Latin American countries, so if you come expecting that you will be disappointed. Family events are also big here. The embassy (pre-pandemic) organized plenty of outings and events. - Dec 2020

Get out there. If you expect others to knock on your door you are guaranteed to have a very boring life in Santiago. Join Meet-up groups aligned to your hobbies. Here is a reference for you: I have yet to be invited to the home of a Chilean after being here for two years. - Jun 2019

There's lots of restaurant, bars, discos, concerts of all kinds, movies, plays, ballet, art exhibits. Every year there are a ton of ferias during the summer from food/beer to clothing/shoes. Tons of social things, there's the hash if you know what that is and tons of other activities that you can just join to learn. - Feb 2016

Eat out, entertain in, movies, there are theater events available, day trips. - Nov 2014

Hanging out in Bellavista, salsa clubs, movies, restaurants. - Oct 2014

There are lots of great restaurants, lots of theatres, lots of concerts. There is always a lot going on. You will not have trouble keeping busy. - Sep 2011

There are all different types of entertainment in Santiago. Depends on the group mix of people at post. - Jul 2010

The usual in a large, cosmopolitan city. - Apr 2009

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