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Viña del Mar: My hometown

Viña del Mar is often called the "garden city" due to its many gardens around and palm trees. It's a rather modern city, with nice beaches and very close to Santiago, Chile's capital city. For the same reason, it's a very common destination for people living in Santiago.
Viña del Mar's best season is definately during the summer, in January and February. There's lots to do during the summer, and there are lots of tourist attractions.
Viña's peak event is the "Festival de la Canción" (Song Festival) which is an international song festival with lots of latin and english music concerts. It lasts 1 week, and it's always during the 3rd week of February.
So come to Viña, you'll enjoy it!!!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great beaches and lots to do during the summer
  • Cons:Quite dead during the winter
  • In a nutshell:Chile's Garden City and quite more!!!
  • Last visit to Viña del Mar: Nov 2003
  • Intro Updated Sep 3, 2006
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  • Geisha_Girl's Profile Photo
    Oct 16, 2007 at 3:27 PM

    Thanks for all your advice Jorge. I had to come explore your pages again and glad I found this beautiful town! Would love to visit! If we rented motorbikes from Santiago, is it an easy ride to get here? Any wineries close by? Sounds like a gem of a city!

  • DPando's Profile Photo
    Apr 5, 2007 at 9:14 AM

    no me digas q no hay topless!! jajaaj por dios .. vente a las playas españolas q veras !! jaajaja

  • JessH's Profile Photo
    Sep 1, 2006 at 10:49 PM

    You have a gorgeous home town and I very much enjoyed your tips and photos. I hope to visit Chile someday :-) All the best / Jess

  • ctorres1979's Profile Photo
    Aug 31, 2006 at 6:57 PM

    your vina page is great!, me and my family have been going in january but now I think we should plan for February for the Festival de la Cancion! Thanks!

  • la_beba's Profile Photo
    Aug 29, 2006 at 8:24 AM

    Found some on ebay last night, thanks! :o)

  • condorito's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2006 at 1:51 PM

    More good information, estoy poco a poco organizando mi viaje ,muchas gracias.

  • julie20's Profile Photo
    Dec 21, 2005 at 5:48 AM

    Hi there!! im planing to hit Chile next year!! what is the best season and the best placE?? greetings from Bolivia =)

  • sprdak11's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2005 at 6:35 AM

    Great travel page! Greetings!

  • Escadora7's Profile Photo
    Oct 9, 2005 at 3:23 PM

    Hi Jorge! Nice page on your hometown. Best wishes, Ash & eve

  • b1bob's Profile Photo
    Sep 17, 2005 at 2:43 PM

    Nice job, my friend. Is there any stretch of beach in Chile with warm water in summer?

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