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Algarrobo is a coastal resort town in central Chile. It’s known for beaches like El Canelillo, backed by pine forest. Just north of El Canelillo is Islote Pájaros Niños, a small rocky promontory inhabited by migratory Humboldt penguins. Northwest of El Canelillo is Islote Peñablanca y Punta de Peñablanca, a granite outcrop home to seabirds. Iglesia La Candelaria is a 19th-century church in t...


Tunquén is a beach and locality in the coast of Valparaíso Region, Chile. The beach is known for its relatively intact nature lacking houses or other infrastructure. The area contain archaeological sites corresponding to pre-Hispanic tombs and shell middens. ...


 In the commune of Casablanca, towards a part of the coast, the town of Quintay is located. A destination recognized for its cove full of fishermen and flavors that come directly from the sea; and its long-awaited quiet beaches on the central coast. Here you can access from kilometer 93 of Route 68, a route full of local vegetation that forms an enviable landscape that overlooks the sea. It i...


Concón is a coastal city in central Chile. Its beaches include La Boca, a surf spot near the mouth of the Aconcagua River. Nearby, boats dot the harbor. Along the coast are the calmer waters of Amarilla Beach and Negra Beach, the latter known for its dark sand. Roca Oceanica, a rocky promontory and home to rich birdlife, is just outside the city, along with the vast dunes of Punta Concón. ...


In the last century, Maitencillo was a distant town that was difficult to locate, since there are other towns with the same name in the national territory. The name Maitencillo comes, apparently, from the ranch of Los Maitenes, a small patch of land on the edge of a lagoon that lived by cutting the 'tomé' or reed. The then peaceful, pastoral and fishing life of Maitencillo was transformed in 1913...


Zapallar is a commune and a town located in Chile's Petorca Province, a part of the Valparaíso Region. It covers 288 km2 of land. Zapallar is two hours northwest of Santiago and 70 minutes north of Viña del Mar. ...


Reñaca is a popular and affluent area of beaches and balnearios in the Valparaíso Region of Chile. The city of Reñaca is located 20 minutes by car from the main avenue in Viña del Mar, both are connected to a long coast road called Avenida Borgoño, which has a bike path and pedestrian paths. ...

Las Rocas de Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo is a Chilean coastal city and commune in San Antonio Province, Valparaíso Region. It was founded as Rocas de Santo Domingo....

El Tabo

El Tabo is a Chilean commune located in the San Antonio Province, Valparaíso Region. The commune spans an area of 98.8 km². This town is a traditional beach for middle class families. ...

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