Top things to do

Top Choice Cafe in Caldera

Cafe Museo

Head to this cute little cafe with old posters and newspaper clips, adjacent to Casa Tornini, for its delicious cakes, sandwiches and real espressos on wooden tables inside and a couple more on the sidewalk.
Museum in Caldera

Casa Tornini

This red neoclassical mansion from the early 1890s, once owned by a family of Italian immigrants, is the town's newest attraction. The guided tours in Spanish, English or German take in six period rooms, with histor…
Historic Building in Caldera

Centro Cultural Estación Caldera

Built in 1850, this distinctive building on the north side of the jetty was the terminus for South America's first railroad. Today it houses a gorgeously airy exhibition space with wooden beams, sometimes used for f…
Historic Building in Caldera

Muelle Pesquero

Down by the seafront, Caldera's colorful fishing jetty teems with hungry pelicans, colorful little boats and knife-wielding señoras busily gutting and frying the day's catch.
Seafood in Caldera

Doña Triny

One of a half-dozen casual seafood stalls in the lively fish market, this is the go-to spot for fresh catch of the day. Grab a table near the end for the best views.
Seafood in Caldera

Nuevo Miramar

A somewhat-upscale restaurant on the seafront, with lots of windows offering beach and harbor views, dependable seafood mainstays and a decent wine list.