Travel to Vina del Mar in Chile

Explore the wonders of Viña del Mar

Situated not far from Valparaiso and a little further from Santiago, Viña del Mar - or Viña as it is known locally - is one of Chile's most chic beach resorts. The city of Viña del Mar was founded as a weekend retreat for the wealthy of Valparaiso and Santiago and it remains a popular holiday destination for the residents of Santiago to this day. The city is built around a culture of leisure and entertainment and is a great place to go if you are looking for the lively combination of beach life and entertainment. It can be rather busy over the Christmas period when thousands flock to the beaches and create a traffic annoyance. While some might find this brings the city to life, others might find this the most unappealing time of year to frequent Viña del Mar.

Viña is an attractive city with its pretty homes, well cared for lawns and golden beaches. Impressive apartment buildings break the skyline here and there and everything has a sort of relaxed sense of order. The city is divided into a downtown and beachfront area. The downtown sections are the best place to shop but they take you further away from the beach. The beautifully green Quinta Vergara Park is also located in the down town area. One of the best way to explore the area is by Victoria, Chile's traditional horse-drawn carriage.

There is more than one great beach here, but perhaps the most popular is in Reñaca which is about 6 km north of Viña. The beachfront is has many hotels and restaurants which make beach hopping even more pleasurable. Unfortunately, almost all of Chile's beaches are visited by the Humboldt Current which makes the water cold regardless of the season. Many consider these cold waters to be most refreshing during the summer months.

Besides beaches, night clubs and shopping, you can while a way a few hours at the local casino, visit some of Viña's museums or enjoy looking at some fine art. There are often concerts, festivities and exhibits which can be enjoyed by anyone - especially during holiday season. The lively atmosphere at Viña makes it a holiday destination of choice for many. Why not find out how much you enjoy Viña by booking your stay here now. Most of the hotels accommodate online booking to make this task even easier.

Viña is an attractive city with its pretty homes, well cared for lawns and golden beaches. Impressive apartment buildings break the skyline here and there and everything has a sort of relaxed sense of order. The city is divided into a downtown and beachfront area. The downtown sections are the best place to shop but they take you further away from the beach. The beautifully green Quinta Vergara Park is also located in the down town area. One of the best way to explore the area is by Victoria, Chile's traditional horse-drawn carriage.

There is more than one great beach here, but perhaps the most popular is in Reñaca which is about 6 km north of Viña. The beachfront is has many hotels and restaurants which make beach hopping even more pleasurable. Unfortunately, almost all of Chile's beaches are visited by the Humboldt Current which makes the water cold regardless of the season. Many consider these cold waters to be most refreshing during the summer months.

Besides beaches, night clubs and shopping, you can while a way a few hours at the local casino, visit some of Viña's museums or enjoy looking at some fine art. There are often concerts, festivities and exhibits which can be enjoyed by anyone - especially during holiday season. The lively atmosphere at Viña makes it a holiday destination of choice for many. Why not find out how much you enjoy Viña by booking your stay here now. Most of the hotels accommodate online booking to make this task even easier.

 



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