Five places to propose in Santiago

What's New — By Bearshapedsphere (Eileen Smith) on October 26, 2011 at 3:40 pm

You’ve thought it all out, found the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, have got the ring in hand, have passed it through the xray on your way through the airport, and the only thing left to do is to get down on one knee and ask your sweetie to be yours forever.

And you’ve decided to do it in Chile, which is a great idea, but where? Here are five suggestions for a memorable proposal. We can’t guarantee the yes, though, that depends on your mate.

Easter Island. Specifically, Rano Kau. The whole of Easter Island is rife with secluded spots where you can pop the question, and the sunset at Anakena might be more expected, but my money’s on a long walk to a secluded spot with a giant volcanic cone with a lake inside, and the ocean in the background.

Torres del Paine. This is one of Chile’s most beaututiful national parks, with wide-open plains and the iconic spires rising tall in the sky. Come for a predawn hike, watch the towers turn their signature shade of fiery orange and pop the question. Just don’t drop the ring among the rocks, or you’ll never be forgiven!

Geysers at El Tatio. If your intended life-mate doesn’t mind an early morning pick-up, then consider proposing at the geysters, a morning trip from San Pedro de Atacama, the driest desert in the world. You’ll just have to think of how to top your proposal with an even more amazing honeymoon.

Cerro San Cristobal. Back in Santiago, the quiet of Cerro San Cristobal after a long day of walking around the city, drinking a glass of wine at the Enoteca, or watching the city below as the lights blink on, is some people’s perfect picture of romance. And if you’re Catholic (or Marist, in general), proposing marriage at the foot of the statuee of Mary atop the hill could be just the perfect touch. Make sure not to miss the last funicular down, or risk starting out the beginning of your commited lives together with a very long walk!

Astrid and Gastón. This is one of Santiago’s nicest restaurants, with excellent service and a fusion menu with Chilean, Peruvian and world specialties. There are many courses to choose from, and planning your proposal around one of their excellent deserts could not go wrong (unless your partner was planning on skipping dessert).

Photo by xavivix.