"The jewel of the Pacific" is an important port located in the central coast of Chile. It is the second most important city of the country. It was named as World Heritage Site by its historical and cultural heritage.
This city is characterized for being located in hills in front of the sea. There were raised its beautiful neighborhoods of colored houses, elevators that are Historic Monuments, and viewpoints. Its buildings have a Victorian architecture with European influence, as the Muse de Bellas Artes, the Cerro Alegre neighborhood, Iglesia de La Matri, and the Reloj Turri, amongst others.
Its spectacle of fireworks in New Year is recognized. It is realized on the sea and it joins thousands of tourists. In addition, it is a cultural city, with many museums, art galleries, and the house museum La Sebastiana of the poet Pablo Neruda, amongst others.
Port, beaches, natural areas, historic heritage, museums, theaters, neighborhood, viewpoints, art galleries, night-life, hills, handicraft, gastronomy.
Sailing, photography, hiking, culture, excursions.
How to get there: All year long.
When to go:
Airway, to Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport, in Santiago. Then by land by Del Pacífico Highway or Road CH-68 to the west.
Weather: Subtropical Mediterranean.
Services: Food, transportation, accommodations.
Surroundings: Viña del Mar, Casablanca.