Valparaiso

Valparaiso Travel Guide

Articles about Valparaiso

By Donna Heiderstadt

Hotels in Valparaiso

The Location: The stunning seaside town of Valparaíso, where the steep, zigzagging streets are dotted with colorful houses, is just two hours north of Santiago (the Spanish translation for the town’s name is “Paradise Valley”).

Restaurants in Valparaiso

Chilean chef Manuel Subercaseaux turns out a short but spectacular menu, showcasing local ingredients like palometa (a tuna-like whitefish) and physalis (a tart yellow berry), in a 19th-century residence converted into a culinary hideaway.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Vendors hawk remnants of the city's glory days amid the crooning of tango singers every Sunday. Score flea-market finds (rare Condorito comics depicting Chile's beloved flip-flop–wearing condor) and antiques (like a 1918 stand-up Victrola).