Top things to do

Top Choice Museum in Isla Negra

Casa de Isla Negra

The spectacular setting on a windswept ocean headland makes it easy to understand why Isla Negra was Pablo Neruda’s favorite house. Built by the poet when he became rich in the 1950s, it was stormed by soldiers just…
Top Choice Music in Viña Del Mar

Festival Internacional de la Canción

At South America's biggest music festival, held the third weekend in February, Latin American pop, rock and folk stars join top-tier global musicians to entertain crowds of up to 15,000 at Anfiteatro Quinta Vergara …
Top Choice Historic Building in Valparaíso

La Sebastiana

Bellavista's most famous resident writer was Pablo Neruda, who made a point of watching Valparaíso's annual New Year's fireworks from his house at the top of the hill, La Sebastiana. Because entry operates on a firs…
Top Choice Seafood in Buchupureo

El Chiringuito de Pullay

Fresh seasonal ingredients sourced from local farmers and fishers – that's the philosophy behind this low-key beachfront restaurant with colorful wooden furniture. You can camp next to the restaurant (if you don't m…
Top Choice Microbrewery in San Juan Bautista

Cerveza Artesanal Archipiélago

Perched in the hills above San Juan Bautista, with sweeping ocean views, is the island's most surprising attraction: an award-winning microbrewery. Archipiélago beers owe their smooth finish to the fresh island wate…
Top Choice Arts Centre in Valparaíso

Parque Cultural de Valparaíso

This cultural center built from the bones of a prison has a little bit of everything the thinking traveler could ask for. There are excellent murals in the old exercise yards (with practically no chance of getting s…
Top Choice Chilean in Valparaíso

El Peral

The menu at this beloved cafe above Ascensor El Paral is written on chalkboards each morning and typically includes the freshest ingredients from the sea. Pair your food with invigorating fruit juices, local craft b…
Top Choice Chilean in Curicó

Restaurante Miguel Torres

Set amid sprawling vineyards, this high-end eatery cooks up gourmet versions of Chilean classics – and every dish is listed with a recommended wine pairing (lamb and quinoa paired with Reserva de Pueblo País? Si, po…
Top Choice Village in Pichilemu

Cahuil

This little village has good ocean views and a few restaurants and cabins. Head to the bridge for a 30-minute boat tour of the Laguna de Cahuil (CH$5000 per boat with up to five people), and to purchase local cerami…
Top Choice Chilean in Viña Del Mar

Sativo

Don't let the simple storefront fool you: the plates here are works of art, the ingredients are fresh, the wine list is intriguing and the service is sublime. From the herb-filled butters and breads you get when you…