Just a few hours from Santiago, Valparaiso offers another taste of great Chilean coastline and a chance to walk through colourful streets littered with cafes and restaurants. We heard that in summer some places in Santiago shut down as everyone relocates to the coast line which is pumping all the way through summer.
Viña Del Mar is the place to go for a good beach, just a short bus ride from Valpo’s main centre, make sure you do it on a sunny day or you might find yourself alone on a clouded beach looking pretty ridiculous. Other than the beach we would recommend sticking to Valpo.
Valparaiso doesn’t have a proper beach itself but just walking around the city will take up lots of your time. I would say 1 or maybe 2 days are enough here depending on what you would like to do.
The best place to stay is conception & make sure you put some money away and treat yourself for a delicious dinner or lunch here!
One foot in front of the other. That’s how you get anywhere in life, although slowly. There really should be a faster way to make it through life. Maybe if we had some sort of wheeled shoe system that it was socially acceptable for adults to wear. Or if we beat the system by tying our feet together and jumping everywhere. That wouldn’t really work though. What about segways! feet off the ground completely, that would do it. But why is everyone so obsessed with feet. Maybe we can stop looking at our feet and view our surroundings. Then it would be one beautiful location after another, one interaction after another, one moment after another.
Anyway at high altitude the one foot technique is just fine thank you very much, it’s also the technique we used to get to the top (5107 m) of the montaña de colores, also named rainbow mountain.
We don’t know how people get those perfect Instagram photos. If you come here expect to share it with others.
We did remember to check the views as well. Here are some more photos.
We payed 60 PEN each for transport, which forgot us for 3 hours. Because of this we had our own private driver.
Breakfast bread and jam was included, as was a very good, very satisfying buffet lunch.