Dog Friendly Chile: Parque Bicentenario

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I went to Chile in South America!

In case you don’t follow my adventures on Instagram, you should know that a few weeks ago, I went and visited Santiago, Chile. You see, my human’s family is from there and it was about damn time I got to meet them.

So, we jumped on a plane, were in the air for about 8 hours and then we arrived to this magical land of no humidity and many, many different smells than what I am accustomed to.

One of the first family outings we went on was to Parque Bicentenario, a very long-shaped (74 acre) dog-friendly park!

Parque Bicentenario

Parque Bicentenario

Inaugurated in 2007, this modern park is located in the heart of the Vitacura community. The easiest way to get there is probably by Taxi (or by Family if you have them there!).

If you look at a map of the park, you will notice that it runs parallel to the Rio Mapocho and that there is lots of things to see and do if you were to walk (or run) from one end to the other.

Things to do in Parque Bicentenario:

  • Exercise – go for a run along the designated run path.
  • Leisurely Stroll – not much of a runner? Don’t worry, me neither #LittleLegs. You can instead go for a nice stroll around the park and enjoy the foliage & fauna. The park boasts more than 4,000 trees, 1,300 of which are native to Chile.
  • Relax & Lounge – hang out with your friends and/or family in one of the many lawn chairs & umbrellas provided by the park. A great way to hide from the hot Chilean sun!
  • Visit the Dog Park – that’s right, there is an VIP (Very Important Pups) dog park within the Parque Bicentenario. Pups can roam leash-free and have a pawsome time playing through the doggie obstacle coarse. On Saturdays, the park even hosts FREE (yes, free) obedience training courses here.

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My Visit to Parque Bicentenario

My cousin Balto the Beagle, called me up during my visit in Chile and said that we had to visit Parque Bicentenario because that was were all the sexy fur-chicas hung out.

So we packed the whole family in the car and went for the day.

It was great: I got to practice my Spanish, hang out with my aunt & uncle…and even my, grand-father. We lounged in the lawn chairs and hid from the sun the majority of the time…but it was so nice to be together laughing and joking around.

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This is my cuz, Balto. He loveeeesss food as much as I love me some fur-ladies. He’s waiting for a hot dog…and I am waiting for the other type of hot dogs.
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Clearly, Balto was whispering some naughty stuff in my ear. LOL I love this dude. He is full of jokes.
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Can you tell I was enjoying my lounge chair experience? I felt like the King of Chile! I will have a Pisco Sour, please.
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The only thing missing at Parque Bicentenario: an ocean. They do have a man-made lake but you know how much I like my waves.

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My Family – the human ones:

Here are two of my favorite pictures of my loved ones. The first is of my human (which happens to be celebrating her birthday today – January 29th – woo hoo!).

Isin’t she just so lovely? I am sooooo thankful she takes me with her on all her adventures because they become OUR adventures and then I get to share them with you here. 😊

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This second picture is of the whole gang: My grandpa (my humans dad), my human (duh), my little auntie (I just love her so much), and my big uncle and his pup, Balto.

Can you tell they are all related or what?

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Have you ever been to Chile? Or wish to visit one day?

Let me know in the comments below and I will make sure to give you some pawsome recommendations like how you should definitely make time to visit Parque Bicentenario if you visit Santiago. 😊

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