Recent Chile reviews
"The apartment was very neat upon my arrival, it has everything you need for a comfortable stay. The location is great, near everything you need and close to the greatest places in town."Guest: Daniela Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: March 21, 2014View listing
"Stayed here for 3 nights and thouroghly enjoyed it. The apartment is exactly as described and looks just like the pics. Equipped with everyhting you could possibly need and in a great location. You can safely walk to many great restaurants and the info book in the apartment is loaded with great info. Mauricio, the host is very communicative and responded right away to all my questions, even arranged a taxi pick up at the airpoort. Would certainly recommend this great place!"Guest: Dana Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 19, 2014View listing
"We spent ten unforgettable days in this piece of paradise during winter 2014. It was an amazing experience for my whole family. The house is beautifully built, very comfortable and it is located in a quiet and hidden site with the most spectacular view one ca expect! The 10 minutes of pleasant drive to Pucon was close enough to fulfill all my family needs and at the same time far enough to make us feel really isolated in the woods. The night skies were inspiring and the day light came with so many changing colors reflected on the lake that we could calmly feel the happiness of being there. The house itself was a great experience! The owner Patricia, made everything happen in a very easygoing way. Although she was not there, we could feel her care and will to help in every detail. Roshan, Suti and Majida, were delicate and always helpful to our family. Simply unforgettable. The kind of place you feel sorry to leave! A true pleasure!"Guest: Paul P. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 17, 2014View listing
"Our family of 5 enjoyed our 4 night stay over new year very much. The apartment is well appointed, had all we needed and was in an excellent proximity to shops, restaurants and beaches. The pool on the beach was a huge bonus!"Guest: Rae P. Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: January 7, 2014View listing
Vina Del Mar Travel Tips
Sunshine and Festivities at Vina Del Mar Vacation Rentals
The summer months are the best time to visit this part of Chile. The season starts from November and runs through to late March, although the temperatures sometimes stay warm until the end of April. The peak travel season is during December and January.
Vina Del Mar Travel Attractions
Vina del Mar is located in the province of Valparaiso and Chile’s fourth-largest city. It was originally developed as a weekend and holiday destination for the elite families of Santiago. Today, it is known as one of Chile’s best beach resort areas. In the summer months each year, which run from November through March, visitors from all over the globe visit Vina del Mar to enjoy the warm sunshine, beautiful beaches and many available water sports. Spend the days lazing on the beachfront and watching people. With the wide range of international visitors, that is entertainment in itself.
The Vina del Mar casino is large art deco-style building that is surrounded by impressively landscaped gardens. The casino offers visitors a chance to try their luck at the tables and slot machines, and perhaps win some extra spending money for their vacation. The casino also has live entertainment, shows and a number of top-class restaurants for dining.
The city has a number of beautiful parks and water fountains, hence its name. The Jardin Botanica, otherwise known as the Parque de Salitre, is a large botanical garden located on the outskirts of the city. It was created and designed by a wealthy businessman who made his fortunes from exploiting the saltpeter reserves in northern Chile.
Like many of the cities in Chile, the historic buildings have been extensively damaged by repeated earthquakes over the years. There are still some magnificent architectural masterpieces from the early 1800s that can be seen in the central part of Vina del Mar. Make your way to the Avenida Libertad where most of these building s are located and you can take some stunning photographs in the late afternoon sun. The Presidential Summer Palace is another impressive building which is located on the Cerro Castilo.
There are a number of museums in Vina del Mar which showcase Chile’s history and culture. The environmental museum is housed in the Palacio Riolja which is located on Quilotta Street. There are also a number of impressive art exhibitions in the museums and galleries of Vina del Mar.
Traveling to Vina Del Mar Condos
To get to Vina del Mar in Chile, you first need to route via the capital city of Santiago. In all likelihood, you will travel on the national Chilean carrier as it is the primary airline that operates into Chile. From Santiago, you can drive to Vina del Mar which is approximately eight miles away. If you do not feel confident enough to drive, you can arrange for a private transfer to take you from the airport to Vina del Mar. From North America, Europe or other parts of the globe, it is quite likely that you will have to first route via one of the other main South American air hubs such as Sao Paolo, Lima or Buenos Aires. Quite often, you can link up with same-day connections to Santiago. If not, you can always make the most of your forced layover and get to enjoy another South American city.
Visitors to Chile Vacation Rentals in Vina Del Mar
Vina del Mar attracts wealthy travelers who are looking to enjoy the sunshine and a level of luxury on vacation. It has always been viewed as an up-market destination in Chile and is becoming increasingly popular with international travelers.