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

A smoldering waitstaff works the city's most coveted tables, while the Chilean-Italian duo behind the scenes serves gnocchi (30 types) and surprising ravioli concoctions, like a strawberry-infused version filled with tender clams in a champagne sauce.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Although showing its age, Pablo Neruda's five-story former residence is packed with tourists—and the Nobel Prize–winning poet's eclectic keepsakes (like a stuffed Venezuelan caro caro bird and Coptic tapestry from Ethiopia).