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Pichilemu
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Pichilemu

Ride big waves in chilly waters at this Pacific coast town, which has a striking blend of ocean and rural landscapes.

First time surfers and experienced riders flock to the seashore of Pichilemu, the Surf Capital of Chile. This resort city is the capital of the Cardenal Caro Province, in the O’Higgins Region. The name Pichilemu is a union of the Mapuche words for little (pichi) and forest (lemu). Come to enjoy the blissed-out charm of a city set between beaches, lakes, mountains and woodland.

Black sand beaches stretch for miles along the city’s coastline. Just a few steps from the center are the long, curving bays of La Puntilla Beach and Infiernillo Beach. The long clean waves of La Puntilla attract beginners. The beach also hosts surf competitions in October and December. To the south is Infiernillo, a great place to watch the sunset from rocky cliffs and see waves reach up to 13 feet (4 meters).

Further south via a dirt road is a dramatic rocky point called Punta de Lobos. This is Chile’s surfing mecca, a designated World Surfing Reserve where tubular waves of over 30 feet (9 meters) are common. A party atmosphere fills the air during the regular surf competitions and continues long into the night at hostels and surf lodges.

Dedicate time to exploring pretty squares and historical attractions in the city center. Among them is Plaza Arturo Prat and the Old Train Station. Palm-shaded pathways wind around lush lawns at Parque Ross. Agustin Ross Cultural Center, set inside a former casino, hosts art exhibitions and concerts. Walk amid a forest of tall eucalyptus, palm and pine trees at the Bosque Municipal.

Find more interesting sights within a 30-minute drive from Pichilemu. Learn about indigenous crafts at the Rural Kid Museum in Ciruelos. Visit Molino de Agua de Pañul, a disused watermill nestled within lush greenery.

Pichilemu is about 125 miles (200 kilometers) to the southwest of Santiago. Get here via intercity bus or rented car. Summertime is mild here, winter is cool and the water is always cold, but you’ll find surfers here year round.

Hotel Alaia
Hotel Alaia
3.5 out of 5
Camino Punta de Lobos 681, Pichilemu, O'Higgins
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The price is Rs20,941 per night from 17 Jun to 17 Jun
Situated in Pichilemu, this beach hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Punta de Lobos Beach and Lobos Point. Pichilemu Beach is 4.2 mi (6.7 km) away.
4.9/5Exceptional! (18 reviews)
"This place is beautiful and fantastic everyone should come here at least once before to pass"

Reviewed on 5 Feb 2020

Hotel Alaia
Hotel Mar y Vino
Hotel Mar y Vino
3 out of 5
Av. ortuzar 255, Pichilemu, Pichilemu
The price is Rs6,473 per night from 16 Jun to 16 Jun
Situated near the beach, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.2 km) from Pichilemu Beach and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Punta de Lobos Beach. Lobos Point is 4.7 mi (7.6 km) ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (26 reviews)
"Good location near beach, hot water was slow in the last room. Very good breakfast. Good staff. Good room. Parking was three blocks away."

Reviewed on 27 Jan 2020

Hotel Mar y Vino
Buda Lodge
Buda Lodge
3.5 out of 5
Evaristo Medino 1080, Pichilemu
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Situated by the sea, this lodge is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Pichilemu Beach and 2 mi (3.3 km) from Punta de Lobos Beach. Lobos Point is 3.8 mi (6.2 km) away.
4/5Very Good! (4 reviews)
"Mi estadía fue muy confortable, yo quería tranquilidad y el lugar es súper nos desconectamos como familia, 100% recomendable"

Reviewed on 26 Jan 2021

Buda Lodge
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Cajon del Maipo Lodge
Cajon del Maipo Lodge
3 out of 5
The price is Rs10,105 per night from 23 May to 23 May
Situated in San José de Maipo, this cabin is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Cajon del Maipo and within 12 miles (20 km) of Las Animas Waterfall and San Jose de Maipo Square. ...
4.4/5Excellent! (8 reviews)
Great mountain lodge!
"The lodge is great! The rooms are very modern and clean. Well stocked kitchenette. The pool and deck area is great with beautiful mountain views The perfect place to stay for easy access to Cajón Del Maipo."

Reviewed on 17 May 2019

Cajon del Maipo Lodge
Cabañas Piedra Luna
Cabañas Piedra Luna
3 out of 5
Los Maitenes 100, San José de Maipo, Región Metropolitana
Situated in San José de Maipo, this cabin is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Cajon del Maipo and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Las Animas Waterfall. San Jose de Maipo Square is ...
2.3/5 (3 reviews)
"No puedo dejar comentarios sobre el lugar porque cuando llegamos estaba todo ocupado y no tenían registro de la reserva. Después de revisar se dieron cuenta del error y trataron de acomodarnos en otro lugar que lamentablemente no estaba todavía en condiciones. Eramos los únicos allí y no había una ..."

Reviewed on 3 Apr 2017

Cabañas Piedra Luna
Valle de Montañas
Valle de Montañas
3 out of 5
424 Camino Al Propio, San José de Maipo, Región Metropolitana
The price is Rs11,947 per night from 24 May to 24 May
Situated in the historical district, this cabin is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Cajon del Maipo and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Las Animas Waterfall.
3.5/5Good! (2 reviews)
"Tivemos que tomar banho frio com temperatura a 8 graus, Wi-Fi não funciona bem, bom atendimento e excelente refeição."

Reviewed on 16 May 2021

Valle de Montañas
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