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

Steps from the café-lined Plaza Aníbal Pinto, expat owner James Henkel hosts frequent art exhibits and readings in his bookstore, specializing in Latin American politics, literature, and travel essays.