Dangers & Annoyances

Petty street crime and muggings are often reported in the old port area of Valparaíso, so keep a close watch on your belongings, especially cameras and other electronics. The rest of Valparaíso is fairly safe, but stick to main streets at night and avoid sketchy stairways and alleyways.

Internet Access

Most lodgings and tourist-friendly restaurants have free wi-fi.


Ciudad de Valparaíso (www.ciudaddevalparaiso.cl) Helpful, comprehensive listings of services in the city.

El Mercurio de Valparaíso (www.mercuriovalpo.cl) The city's main newspaper.

Qué hacer en Valpo (www.facebook.com/quehacerenvalpo) The latest on local events and happenings.

Tourist Information

There are several helpful tourist information stands around town, including one kiosk by Plaza Aníbal Pinto and another kiosk by Muelle Prat.