Many call this the Jewel of the Pacific, and with good reason. The Alegre and Concepcion Hill neighborhoods represent a veritable rainbow of color and culture. Murals line the streets, art is everywhere. While the innovative funiculars (elevators on rail tracks) give visitors easier access to some of the steeper sites.
Extremely popular with tourists in the summer, Renaca Beach offers a coastal walking path and six separate areas for visitors to explore. Stroll the boardwalk or check out the restaurants right off the beach.
VINA DEL MAR
In the Valparaiso region you will find Vina del Mar, a.k.a. the “Garden City.” A mix of quaint urban area and sandy beach, the area regales visitors with its old mansions, bustling casino and of course the renowned Vina del Mar Song Festival which attracts music lovers from around the globe.
A bohemian enclave within Valparaiso, here is where you are sure to come across a ton of cafes, restaurants, shops and galleries. During the day visit the house that once belonged to Pablo Neruda, and at night be prepared for a serious party all along the banks of the Mapocho River.