Overview

Drive from Santiago northwest through the coastal cordillera and you arrive at these two Pacific towns: one a historic and busy port, the other a beach resort. Valparaiso’s aspect and atmosphere differ totally from the capital. Shoals of crammed painted houses career down vertiginous hillsides, accessed by wooden lifts and staircases. These hilltop quarters now offer boutique hotels and chic and interesting restaurants. Down below the port area’s heavy Victorian-style architecture recalls an era when British influence was strong. A few kilometres north is the resort of Viña del Mar, historically chic but now a popular family seaside spot and commercial town.

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The weather in Valparaiso and Vina del Mar is wide and varied

The bohemian hillside city of Valparaíso and the family-friendly beachside resort of Viña del Mar can be enjoyed year-round. Weather conditions here vary with the seasons, though minimal rainfall and high humidity are fairly constant throughout the year. The peak summer months (December - February) buzz with visitors enjoying the warm, sunny climate and lively international events. While temperatures cool a little in Spring and Autumn (September - November and March - May), you’ll still be able to enjoy days at the beach. The winter months are colder with few visitors, perhaps not the best time for beach, but ideal for anyone hoping to enjoy the independent galleries and photogenic viewpoints of the city away from crowds.

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