About Vina del Mar:
Viña del Mar, commonly called just Viña, was developed in the 1870s as an exclusive residential and summer area for Chile's well-to-do. It is still that, but has evolved into Chile's premiere seaside resort, often called Chile's Riviera.
Viña offers all the amenities of a resort city:luxurious estates, including the summer home of the President of Chile, waterfront hotels, parks and gardens, social clubs, a municipal casino and theater, sport facilities, beaches, golf tennis, horse racing, lively nightlife, fine dining, and easy access to the nearby beaches and resort towns of Zapallar, Concon, Cachagua, and the fast-growing and hugely popular town of Reñaca.
Located 74 miles (120km) northwest of Santiago and 5 miles (8km) north of Valparaíso on the Pacific Ocean, Viña is in the central zone of Valparaiso and well connected to the central valleys and locations north and south of the city.
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Getting to Viña and Valparaiso is easy. There are daily busses to and from the city to Santiago and the international airport.
The main roads are Highway 68 (Ruta 68) from the South through Agua Santa and Highway 60 (Ruta 60) from Argentina via Quillota and Concón
By sea, through the port of Valparaiso or the many marinas along the coast
By air, via the airports in Santiago or smaller, local airports. Check flights from your area.
When to Go:
Viña's pleasant Mediterranean climate encourages all-season visits, even during the rainy winters. The sea breezes temper the summer temperatures, which ranges between 10 and 22 degrees C, 50 - 71 F. The climate is ideal for gardening, which is why Viña is called La Ciudad Jardín or Garden City. The Clock of Flowers, a clockface created with seasonal flowers, is Viña's symbol. Photo
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Accommodations and Dining:
As befitting a top-notch vacation area, Viña offers a variety of hotels, from budget to five star, and restaurants:
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Things to Do and See: