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

Make a reservation at the restaurant in the genteel new boutique Hotel Casa Higueras, once a palatial house at the end of a quiet street. The setting is chic, with a sun-drenched terrace, and the menu (fig-stuffed lamb with garbanzo purée) mixes Mediterranean flavors and Latin ingredients.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Everything from the jewelry to the jam to the paintings on the walls is made in Chile. Take home a 22-piece set of cypress-and-alerce (a prized South American spruce) spoons and forks, carved by two sisters from Chiloe Island. A downy baby-alpaca poncho comes from the north.