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Vina del MarChile

Visit Chile’s Garden City, which has beautiful parks, colonial architecture, surfing beaches and a famous music festival featuring international artists. 

Viña del Mar is a picturesque city on the Pacific Ocean shore. Beaches extend for miles along an attractive coastline. Parks bloom year-round with colorful flowers and colonial-era landmarks, some of which are now superb museums, adorn the city streets.

Established in 1874, Viña del Mar means Vineyard by the Sea, a reference to the city’s beginnings as the hacienda of an aristocratic family. A Mediterranean climate and abundant green spaces have also earned the city the nickname of Jardín Ciudad (Garden City). Appreciate this nickname with a stroll around the wonderful landscaped park Quinta Vergara. Spot thousands of plant species and enjoy scenic picnics at the Jardín Botánico Nacional.

Viña del Mar’s city center straddles the river, Estero Marga Marga. On the south side is Plaza Vergara, a pretty tree-lined square with monuments and sculptures. Watch a ballet or orchestral concert at the Teatro Municipal. Admire colonial mansions as you wander through the Cerro Castillo district. View the Flower Clock, a botanical landmark and working clock.

Cross the Estero Marga Marga and visit Palacio Rioja, a neoclassical mansion from the early 1900s. Learn about Chilean cultural history at the Museo de Arqueología e Historia Francisco Fonck. Highlights include an original moai statue from Easter Island.

Enjoy a day at the city beaches, which stretch from Caleta Abarca Beach to the northern suburb of Concón. Stroll along La Marina promenade to Castillo Wulff, an iconic landmark on a rocky headland. Mingle with locals at Acapulco Beach and Playa el Sol. Surf at Playa Reñaca and sample delicious seafood at Playa Cochoa’s beachside restaurants.

Arrive in February for the musical Festival Internacional de La Cancion de Vina del, held at an amphitheater in Quinta Vergara. Previous performers include Cat Stevens and Ricky Martin.

Located about 80 miles (129 kilometers) from Santiago, Viña del Mar is easy to reach via public buses. A regular train service runs between the city and nearby Valparaíso. Get around on foot or enjoy a ride on a traditional Victorian horse-drawn carriage.

Where to stay in Vina del Mar

Paseo Gervasoni featuring outdoor art

Cerro Concepcion

4.5/5Wonderful!(13 area reviews)

Waterfront views, seaside views, and bars are some highlights of Cerro Concepcion. Make a stop by Mirador Paseo Gervasoni or Casa Mirador de Lukas while you're exploring.

Cerro Concepcion

Top Hotels in Vina del Mar

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Winebox Valparaiso
Winebox Valparaiso
3 out of 5
763 Baquedano, Valparaiso, Región de Valparaíso

Situated near the beach, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from La Sebastiana Museum (Pablo Neruda's House). Bellavista Station is 15 minutes by foot and Francia ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (88 reviews)
Unique hotel with views of Valparaiso

"Thw Winebox is a very good hotel in Valparaiso with great views over the city and harbour. The staff are excellent and helpful. Breakfast was amazing with a lovelyvariety of fresh foods. We loved the rooftop bar, the colours and the decor. It is colourful and unique and in tune with Valparaiso. The ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2020

Winebox Valparaiso
Sheraton Miramar Hotel and Convention center
Sheraton Miramar Hotel and Convention center
4.5 out of 5
Avenida Marina N 15, Vina del Mar, Valparaiso
The price is $175 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Vina del Mar hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Caleta Abarca Beach and Flower Clock. Wulff Castle and Palacio Presidencial de Cerro ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (525 reviews)
Highly recommend this one !

"Awesome property with all the amenities. Fantastic ocean front ! Views from our room, dining room, poolside overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Food is excellent ! I’ll go out on a limb and say that we had the best cheese we’ve ever had ! Room service was fantastic also. It took me a few minutes of confusion ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2020

Sheraton Miramar Hotel and Convention center
Best Western Marina Del Rey
Best Western Marina Del Rey
3.5 out of 5
Ecuador 299, Vina del Mar, Valparaiso
The price is $85 per night

Located in the heart of Vina del Mar, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Flower Clock and Avenida Peru. Museo de Bellas Artes and Vina del Mar Casino are ...

4/5Very Good! (350 reviews)

"Excelente atención y ubicación. Todos muy amables. Sin duda saben lo que hacen."…"

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Best Western Marina Del Rey

Popular places to visit in Vina del Mar

Acapulco Beach
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Acapulco Beach

4/5(19 reviews)

Relax on the golden sand of this attractive city center beach, enjoy picturesque sunsets over the Pacific Ocean and stroll around pretty gardens.

Cau-Cau Beach
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Cau-Cau Beach

4.5/5(2 reviews)

If a restful vacation is part of your travel plans, Cau-Cau Beach might be the perfect place to seek out during your trip to Caleta Horcón.

Flower Clock
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Flower Clock

4/5(43 reviews)

One of Viña el Mar’s most famous sights is a big working clock made of flowers that bloom throughout the year.

Port of Valparaiso
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Port of Valparaiso

4/5(35 reviews)

Explore the waterfront in Playa Ancha with a trip to Port of Valparaiso. While you're in the area, stroll along the waterfront.

Mirador Paseo Gervasoni
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Mirador Paseo Gervasoni

4/5(14 reviews)

Admire colonial-era mansions, browse artisan stalls and enjoy superb views over Valparaíso’s harbor from this picturesque hilltop street.

Emiliana Organic Vineyards
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Emiliana Organic Vineyards

You can enjoy a tasting or tour at Emiliana Organic Vineyards during your travels to Valley of Casablanca. Make some time to visit the spas while you're in the area.

Top things to do in Vina del Mar

Coastal Viña del Mar & Historic Valparaiso
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Coastal Viña del Mar & Historic Valparaiso

$45
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Full-Day Tour of Valparaiso Port and Viña del Mar
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Full-Day Tour of Valparaiso Port and Viña del Mar

$99
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Viña del Mar, Reñaca & Concón Half-Day Tour
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Viña del Mar, Reñaca & Concón Half-Day Tour

$62
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
San Antonio Port Cruise Tour to Valparaiso and Casablanca
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San Antonio Port Cruise Tour to Valparaiso and Casablanca

$109
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Casablanca Valley Wine Tasting Including Visit 4 Vineyards
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Casablanca Valley Wine Tasting Including Visit 4 Vineyards

$85
Per adult
Penguins Island in Cachagua Beach And Valparaiso (FROM SANTIAGO PRIVATE TOUR)
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Penguins Island in Cachagua Beach And Valparaiso (FROM SANTIAGO PRIVATE TOUR)

$223
Per adult

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