Valparaíso travel guide

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You're Going to Love Valparaiso

Valparaiso is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its hilly streets, amazing murals, and bohemian atmosphere. Riding the city's funiculars is the perfect way to enjoy the hills and the sights over the Pacific Ocean.

This used to be one of the main Chilean ports, and the port is still one of the busiest areas of the city. You can go people watching on the pier, watch the ships, or shop for fresh seafood.

Valparaiso will surprise you with its intricate streets, brightly hued houses, and rich naval history. The city also hosts many artistic events and is an ideal spot for nightlife and for food enthusiasts.

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When to Visit Valparaiso

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Planning your visit to Valparaiso between October and March is ideal since the climate is milder. Visit the area between June and August if you want to go to the nearby mountains to ski. Keep in mind that the city is extremely crowded towards the end of December because of the popular Carnival.

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How to Get to Valparaiso

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Where to Stay in Valparaiso

The Hotel Ibis Valparaiso is a very affordable option if you want to have a view on the Ocean. You will find more boutique hotels in the Cerros, including the Hotel Boutique 17, Hotel Fauna, and Zerohotel.

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Shopping Streets

You won't find many shopping malls and department stores in Valparaiso. Head to nearby Viña del Mar if you want more shopping options. The only place where you can shop for clothes and accessories in Valparaiso is on Avenida Brasil. However, the street markets are excellent places to shop for souvenirs, handcrafts, home decor, and traditional clothes.

Groceries and Other

The street markets are the best place to shop for fresh fruits and vegetables as well as seafood. You will find different small grocery stores throughout the Cerros, including Mayorista, Express de Lider, and the Supermercado Unimarc near the port. Expect to spend COL$660 for a quart of milk, COL$1,500 for a dozen of eggs, and COL$600 for a loaf of bread.

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Where to Eat in Valparaiso

You absolutely have to try chorrillana during your trip to Valparaiso, a traditional food made with French fries covered in steak, onions, and eggs. J Cruz is the best spot to try chorrillana and other traditional fare. Restaurant El Pimentón is another good option for traditional Chilean fare and a relaxed and cozy atmosphere. Head to the port to find seafood restaurants such as Porto Viejo. Mains generally cost COL$1,900, and you can eat at an upscale seafood place for COL$16,000.