• Deutsch
  • Español
  • English
  • Português
  • French
Chinese ( 中文)

Algarrobo

https://chile.travel/components/com_gk2_photoslide/images/thumbm/876321algarrobo_chile.jpg
Error
  • XML Parsing Error at 1:172. Error 9: Invalid character
E-mailSend to Friend
ShareCompartir

Sunset in Algarrobo

Situated just 110 km west of Santiago in the northernmost part of the coastal tour circuit, Algarrobo is one of the main resort towns on Chile's central coast and home to some of its most beautiful scenery. Come enjoy its beaches and experience its unique blend of colonial architecture and sophisticated modern high rises.

Algarrobo has a unique history. Though it was a port of call for pirate corsairs during the 16th century, the town was not built up until the mid-1800s. Vestiges of this era include La Candelaria Chapel, which was built in 1837, and the period buildings near Las Cadenas Beach.

Those who visit the town will be treated to some of the best beaches on the coast. If you travel north, you will come to El Canelo and Canelillo, small stretches of sand set against hillsides covered in pine forests, as well as the more urban San Pedro, Club de Yates, Pejerrey, Las Cadenas, Internacional and Mirasol Beaches, all of which are famous for their sunsets. South America's largest swimming pool is located on the waterfront in a prominent hotel complex.

The nearby fisherman's wharf is home to scores of restaurants that serve fresh local seafood, and Isla Pájaro Niño Nature Sanctuary, which is just across from the yacht club, teems with birdlife. Not all is sand and sea, however. Algarrobo is also home to ancient fossil remains and the Los Patitos, Yugo and Tunquén ecosystems, which welcome migratory birds each summer.

 

Featured Destinations

aViña del Mar bValparaíso
cIsla Negra
dReñaca
eAlgarrobo fPichilemu
GZapallar

Touristic Services

Accommodation

Tours you can do

Coastal Viña del Mar

Pablo Neruda's Beach House
Cerro Alegre and Cerro Concepción

La Sebastiana
La Campana National Park

Architectural Heritage in Viña del Mar
Plaza Sotomayor

The Architecture of Chile’s Main Port
Elevators and Viewpoints



 


Getting There

en auto
By Car
From Santiago, take the Ruta del Sol highway west.
 
An error occured during parsing XML data. Please try again.
Loading...

Events

Until
31
May
2012
Mundo Marino en CICAT
Exhibition
Coronel
MUNDO MARINO LLEGA AL CICAT EN CORONEL - REGIÓN DEL BIOBIO El Centro Interactivo de Ciencias,...
Until
21
Apr
2012
Exposición Fotgráfica Jorge Tábilo Orrego
Art and Culture
Copiapó
Descripción: Jorge Tábilo Orrego exhibirá su exposición fotográfica "Matáforas Rupestres...

News and Stories

The Carretera Austral - or highway Route 7 - is the
Published:
18 Apr. 2012
The bygone age of rural villas and manicured
Published:
17 Apr. 2012
Plan your four-day trip to the southern Chilean
Published:
16 Apr. 2012

logo-chile-travel

SERVICIO NACIONAL DE TURISMO CHILE
Avenida Providencia 1550, Santiago Chile
Teléfonos: (56+2) 731 8336

banner_calidad_travel
facebook
twitter
flickr
1311607856_social_balloon-18