Welcome to Quintay
As the sun sets over the Pacific, the craggy rocks protecting the tiny fishing cove and ex–whaling station of Caleta Quintay are stained a rich pink. Several of the colorful houses clustered in this low-key outpost are seafood restaurants. One of the best places for a seaside lunch is the terrace of Restaurant Miramar. You can see your future meal up close on the guided scuba dives run by Austral Divers, a PADI-certified dive company.
A signposted turnoff about 1.2km back down the road toward Valparaíso takes you down a 1.5km road to the long, sweeping Playa de Quintay, one of the prettiest, most natural beaches in the region.