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City break in Valparaíso. Active leisure ideas for Valparaíso - attractions, recreation and nightlife

VALPARAÍSO Funicular rides and relaxation on the picturesque coast of Valparaiso are not the only ways for travelers to make their vacation in the city more interesting and diversified. The coastal region of Caleta Horcón is a charming area that is very popular with travelers. It’s a great place for everyone who wants to spend some time away from vibrant city streets, enjoy fishing or simply walk along the coastline surrounded by picturesque high hills. There are several attractive restaurants specializing in the national cuisine nearby. As a rule, they have magnificent panoramic terraces and menus with numerous fish and seafood dishes. The popular Bufo Travesias is a true treasure for all fans of nature and active pastime. This center regularly organizes interesting horse excursions and hiking tours to the most interesting and picturesque suburbs of Valparaiso for its clients. During such tours, guests will be able to learn much new about the peculiarities of local flora and fauna.
Valparaiso can offer a rich excursion program to its guests that will fit travelers of any age and with any taste. Plaza Sotomayor is the heart of the city. It’s a beautiful square … Open
Travelers, who do not want to leave the territory of the city and make long trips, might like hiking tours in Cerro Concepcion. The area on the top of the hill is one of the most interesting and attractive in the city. This is the place where tourists will be able to walk on picturesque streets, visit interesting shops, or relax in old bars and restaurants, many of which have become true landmarks of Valparaiso.
Shopping in this wonderful Chilean city can also become an unforgettable journey. In order to purchase memorable gifts, many tourists prefer to head to Espacio Rojo. This famous trading pavilion offers many attractive handmade items, such as colorful paintings and statuettes, interesting accessories and jewelry, and many other unusual and cool items in the national style. Travelers, who prefer to bring interesting jewelry from their vacations abroad, may find exactly what they need at AJ Orfebres. It’s a great place to purchase exclusive jewelry with precious and semi-precious stones or even order an item made by an individual design. The salon has its own workshop and offers a broad range of services to its guests. Copyright
A vacation in Valparaiso would be incomplete without beach recreation. The choice of beautiful coastal areas suitable for sunbathing is simply gorgeous. Kintai Beach is one of the most … Open
The street market open on Muela Prat pier is the all-time favorite destination for all fans of shopping. It’s possible to buy virtually anything on this market – from stylish modern clothes and hand-made accessories to unique artworks and rare antiquities. A walk in the picturesque market can be even more pleasant if you decide to combine shopping and sampling national delicacies in local restaurants.
Travelers will never feel bored in the evening as Valparaiso has many interesting places to visit. Beer fans enjoy visiting Casa Cervecera Altamira bar when nightfall comes. This bar has its own brewery and offers different sorts of the ever popular amber colored drink, as well as numerous meat and fish dishes, many of which are cooked in accordance with the signature recipes. The bar has a cordial and hospitable atmosphere with charming live music sessions in the evening. Young and active travelers, in their turn, prefer to move their feet to Viva Maria Valparaiso. This popular dancing club has an incredibly large dance floor, charming relaxation areas, and a stylish bar with a great choice of exotic cocktails. The thematic Valparaiso Rock, as one can guess from its name, is targeted at fans of rock music. This bar often hosts concerts of popular rock bands. These are not all popular venues for nighttime entertainment in Valparaiso. Numerous local restaurants serve guests till late at night and prepare an interesting entertainment program for them.
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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Valparaíso
♥   National Park 'La Campana' , 49.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Palmas de Cocalan' , 134.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Amusement parks near Valparaíso
♥   Amusement park 'Fantasilandia' Santiago, 98.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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From the series “The Most Magical and Picturesque Cities in the World”
The amazing city is very popular among tourists, not only because of the unique, picturesque historical district. Many tourists invariably choose Valparaiso for the New Year. Every year on the night of December 31, an incredible Pyrotechnic Festival takes place in the city. It is considered to be one of the largest in the world. The pyrotechnic show is best seen from the top of one of the hills. Experienced tourists know that it is best to occupy places on the hill early on 31 December. … Read further

Attractions and entertainment in Chile

Some tourists, of course, prefer to sleep at night and spend the day actively. For them, this wonderful country has prepared many surprises. Thus, few people know that in such a hot country as Chile you can go skiing - in the center of the country and in the south. For example, "Valle Nevado", a ski resort in the Andes, offers the whole day of skiing for 200 USD. Valle Nevado is the largest winter resort in South America. The price includes rental equipment and lessons for beginners. There are 44 ski slopes of different levels, 17 lifts, as well as restaurants, and a hotel. Nearby, in the village of Farellones, is El Colorado Ski Resort. It is also ready to take professional skiers and beginners under its wing for a whole day - from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The price is $ 195 per person. The resort organizes group classes, including snowboard lessons. … Open
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Thailand Relaxes Its COVID-19 Policy

New Year events in Thailand are likely to bring more people this year because everyone is tired of lockdowns and craving normal life. Many tourists, who book hotels in Pattaya, Krabi, or Phuket for the holiday season, also want to participate. As champagne has become an essential drink for New Year celebrations, the question regarding alcohol consumption comes to mind. The government allowed serving alcoholic drinks during the New Year countdown but only open-air cafes and restaurants with good ventilation will be permitted to do this until 1 am on 1 January 2022. This rule is nationwide. Read this


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Guide to your best city break in Valparaíso - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Valparaíso - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Valparaíso?' disappears immediately. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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