Venue, Hotels & Travel Info

Venue

Astrobiology 2017 will be held at Dreams Patagonia Hotel Casino & Spa Convention Center, a vanguard and cozy hotel located close to the heart of the city. Its spacious rooms will invite you to admire the magnificent mountains covered with snow while you relax and enjoy all the comforts of a unique hotel in the middle of this impressive scenery.

After a day of scientific sessions take a break with your peers and have a great time at the most important entertainment center of the region. You will experience a fun, friendly casino atmosphere at Dreams Patagonia Hotel Casino & Spa Convention Center, one that ensures your total enjoyment with new and old friends.

From fine dining to casual and late night dining options, Dreams Patagonia offers the best restaurant and bars in the city. The Aiken restaurant combines devotion to local Patagonian ingredients and international techniques to provide an unexpected twist on traditional gastronomy. Lucky Seven and Sky Bar are the spots in charge to spoil the guests with a great variety of wines and spirits, vital parts integrated to an international cuisine.

Stay with us at the Dreams Patagonia Hotel Casino & Spa and take your experience to a whole new level, while you share with our speakers and members of the Scientific and Local Organizing Committee.

Address: Magallanes #131

Preferential rates only until June 30th.

Check in: From 3 PM

Check Out: At 12 PM

Includes:

  • Breakfast
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Casino
  • TV Cable
  • Wi-Fi

Hotel Dreams

Coyhaique, Chile.


November 26th – December 1st, 2017
Hotel

Diego Almagro

Diego de Almagro Hotel is located in the south access of the city of Coyhaique, minutes from the civic center. The hotel has a privileged view of the valley of the Simpson River. For the service of the guests it has spacious and comfortable rooms, heated pool, sauna and gym.

Check in: From 3 PM

Check Out: At 12 PM

Address: Ogana 1320 – Walking Distance: 20 minutes

Includes:

  • Breakfast
  • TV Cable
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Wi-Fi
Apart Hotel

Rumbo Sur

A unique space that began as a comfortable meeting and resting place. It is located in a residential area near touristic and cultural locations of the central area of Coyhaique and also just a few steps from night and gastronomic places.

This Apart Hotel has different types of apartments with meeting, living, exercise rooms, sauna, and whirlpool baths. These apartments have internet, and cable TV.

Check in: From 3 PM

Check Out: At 12 PM

Address: Veintiuno de Mayo #60 – Walking Distance: 10 minutes

Includes:

  • Gym
  • Spa
  • TV Cable
  • Housekeeping
  • Wi-Fi
Hostel for Students

Huella Patagonica

Huella Patagonica is a new concept of lodging and breakfast in the most colorful corner of Coyhaique. The owners run the hostel providing a quality service and an amazing experience for all of their guests and visitors.

Check in: From 3 PM

Check Out: At 12 PM

Address: Ignacio Serrano #921 – Walking Distance: 15 minutes

Includes:

  • Breakfast
  • Wi-Fi
  • Access to common areas
Hostel for Students

Casa del Maestro

Casa del Maestro is a unique space for young travelers from the world. It provides the essencial services at great prices.

Check in: From 3 PM

Check Out: At 12 PM

Address: Presidente Errazuriz #235 – Walking Distance: 5 minutes

Includes:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Access to common areas
  • Self-service kitchen area
Hostel

Viento Sur

Located on a side of the Dreams Hotel & Convention Center and few steps from the Plaza de Armas, this hostel offers comfortable rooms that keep the Patagonian Essence at all time within an important environmental commitment. All the rooms possess television, central heating and private bathroom.

Check in: From 3 PM

Check Out: At 12 PM

Address: Obispo Vielmo #71 – Walking Distance: 3 minutes

Includes:

  • Breakfast
  • TV Cable
  • Laundry Service
  • Wi-Fi
Apart Hotel

Tehuelche Natura

Located at the heart of Coyhaique, these six fully equipped apartments offer the necessary to make you feel at home. In this Apart Hotel you and your friends will be able to enjoy a pleasant stay.

Check in: From 3 PM

Check Out: At 12 PM

Address: 12 de Octubre #108 – Walking Distance: 5 minutes

Includes:

  • Tv Cable
  • Wi Fi
  • Housekeeping
Bed & Breakfast

Raices

In Raíces you are going to feel the warmth from the chimneys made of stone and the scent of the wood. In the mornings you will be able to enjoy the buffet breakfast where the local jams, honey from Patagonia, home-made bread and scones and also cakes or home-made biscuits are served. If you feel like watching TV, you can count on a cozy room where you can enjoy your favorite TV programmed, play, read or simply rest.

Check in: From 3 PM

Check Out: At 12 PM

Address: General Baquedano #444 – Walking Distance: 10 minutes

Includes:

  • Breakfast
  • Lounge with TV Cable
  • Housekeeping
  • Wi-Fi
Hotel

El Reloj

El Reloj started its services from the 1st of January 1991, with just four bedrooms; today we have 20 comfortable rooms and a wonderful living room where you can have an exquisite drink next to the chimney; hoping to be remembered in your homes.

The hotel has its own restaurant, El Ovejero Restorán which has been a prizewinner in many occasions with its delicious and unique preparations with regional ingredients; you will be able to enjoy and taste Aysén in your mouth.

Check in: From 3 PM

Check Out: At 12 PM

Address: General Baquedano #828 – Walking Distance: 15 minutes

Includes:

  • Breakfast
  • TV Cable
  • Wi-Fi
Hotel

Belisario Jara

Located in the Chilean Patagonia to three blocks of Coyhaique’s downtown, this small and picturesque Hotel takes the name of a pioneer of this Region, who came from the pampas Argentina by Beaver’s step in the year 1909. It was constructed in 350 square meters arranged in three floors with varied differences concerning a corridor glazed with sight to the Patagonian Mountains. Between flagstones, native wood, crafts and Don Belisario’s recollections.

Check in: From 3 PM

Check Out: At 12 PM

Address: Francisco Bilbao #662 – Walking Distance: 10 minutes

Includes:

  • Breakfast
  • TV Cable
  • Wi-Fi

Information

Visa Info

Countries as Colombia, Paraguay, Ecuador, Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina can enter to Chile only with their National Identity Card. All other countries require a valid passport to stay in Chile up to 90 days without visa.

Chile holds a Visa Exemption Regime with some countries as:

  • EU’s countries
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • United States

Citizens from Mexico and Australia have to pay a Reciprocity Fee upon arrival. We recommend, however, to check current visa requirements with the Chilean Embassy or Consulate in the home country.

Chile

Practical Info


Money

The official currency is the Chilean Peso. The national bills are: $1.000, $2.000, $5.000, $10.000 and $20.000, and coins are $1, $5, $10, $50, $100 and $500.
We recommend you to keep small bills for shops, cafes and small restaurants; getting change for $10.000 and $20.000 might be not so easy.

Currency can be exchanged at airports, some hotels, banks and valid money exchange places.

1 USD = 688 CHP approx As indicated by the Central bank, June 15th 2016.

Tips in Chile are valid in restaurants and similar service establishments. It is customary to tip the 10% of the bill. Regarding taxis, you don’t need to tip, though you may round up the fare for a good service.




Weather

During November the temperature may vary between 26°C (78.8°F) and -7°C (19.4°F). There are moderated rains accompanied by light winds. The relative humidity is 59%. Coyhaique has an Oceanic Climate.

Our participants should be prepared for these conditions and bring warm cloth that can be layered, such as jackets, windbreakers and sweatshirts. Also knitted cap or beret are quite useful. It’s important to consider sunscreen.



Miscellaneous

  • Electricity: 220V and 50Hz. We strongly recommend to bring universal adapters
  • Weight & Measures: Chile uses the Standard Metric System
  • Emergency Numbers:
    • Police: 133
    • Firefighters: 132
    • Ambulance: 131
  • Vegetable and Animal Products: Items of these categories may enter to the country only with previous approbation of the Servicio Agrícola y Ganadero.
  • The Hospital of Coyhaique is located in the street Dr. Jorge Ibar #068, 550 meters from the Dreams Convention Center, 5 minutes walking.
  • There are a few print centers in Coyhaique where you can print your Poster:
    • Surgraf
      • Adress: Francisco Bilbao #457 – 10 minutes walking from Dreams Convention Center
    • Serex Chile
      • Adress: Francisco Bilbao #604 – 10 minutes walking from Dreams Convention Center