Valparaíso & The Central Coast

Valparaíso & The Central Coast

A dramatic coastline buzzing with life View on Google maps

Chile’s central coast is home to a string of characterful coastal towns and bays secluded by dramatic cliffs, each more breathtaking than the last. Culture vultures flock to the colorful, ramshackle port city of Valparaíso, whilst pleasure-seekers head to the neighboring, ritzier Viña del Mar. To the South, the rugged, windswept charm of surfer’s paradise Punta de Lobos. And to the North, undiscovered white-sand coves near Zapallar and Cochagua.

"After several hours spent getting happily lost walking up and down the city's hills through the maze of narrow, brightly-painted streets, we stumbled across a restaurant with the picture perfect terrace at exactly the right moment. Sipping a cool glass of Sauvignon Blanc and tucking into a delicious plate of crispy pan-seared salmon whilst watching the sun set over the bay has to be up there among my most content moments in life."

Harriet White
Glove Travel Designer

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Hand-selected properties:

Casa Higueras
Tripadvisor
A charming boutique hotel in the heart of Cerro Alegre with breathtaking views across the port of Valparaíso, Casa Higueras is our top pick for Valparaíso. Set inside a beautiful 1920s mansion, with dark woods, soft lighting and elegant furnishings, there are just 20 spacious rooms to choose from, all with their own sophisticated design. We suggest one of the terrace rooms with a view across the bay. An outdoor pool, excellent relaxation spa and Montealegre restaurant with its own large terrace make your stay even more inviting.
The living room we wish we had ourselves. As if it was going to be any harder to coax yourself out of the hotel, the temptation of breakfast in bed and a morning massage in the spa makes it seriously tempting forego the beach altogether.