If you fancy a day trip or two during your stay, take the car or hop on a local bus. Or you can ask us to chauffeur you and/or give you bespoke guided tours of your chosen resorts. Everything is possible…
We recommend you consider the following to begin with:
Valparaíso and Viña del Mar (36 km)
The town of Valparaíso is the principal commercial port in Chile, while Viña del Mar is its tourist capital. They both feature beautiful, colourful architecture, lovely beaches and bays, diverse museums, national monuments and a plethora of craft centres.
This small township is mostly characterised by thatched-roof houses and a long beach. It’s ideal for a stroll along the sand or for a walk on La Rambla, a path which takes you past an island with colonies of Humboldt penguins and on to the picturesque little beach of Las Cujas.
Another fishing village, rather quaintly old-fashioned. It’s a colourful place in every sense, and a great place to people-watch!
This coastal area has lots to offer, particularly if you’re a keen walker and/or you enjoy eating out: there are some stunning rocky outcrops, a long pedestrian ‘rambla’ and some wonderful restaurants, both on the seafront and in the traffic-free back streets.
Another 10km on from Zapallar you’ll find this commune, with its focus firmly on the sea: water sports, sailing and fishing are very popular here. Wildlife spotters are likely to be treated to sightings of penguins, otters, sea lions, seals and dolphins.
La Campaña National Park (73km)
Considered exceptional for its biodiversity, this park is dominated by the 1900m high La Campaña peak, popular with climbers and close to one of the last two remaining Chilean Palm forests.
If you enjoy hiking – gentle or more strenuous – you’ll enjoy La Campaña. There are hikes of 15-30 minutes (each way) through a landscape speckled with Quisco Chileno cacti to reach view points over the palm forest. You could also opt for the day-hike to a waterfall.