Valparaíso prices

1000 CLP = 1.24 USD

Valparaíso hotel prices

Rating Price (USD)
13.68 - 28.60
15.49 - 61.28
46.11 - 108.26
64.73 - 154.85

Valparaíso hostel prices

Type Price (USD)
Hostel bed
9.58 - 10.07

Hotel seasons


The peak season for Valparaíso hotel prices is December through February, but many places charge high season rates all the way from October through April. May through September is the low season for hotel prices, and since this is a popular weekend getaway for Santiago residents, prices are a bit lower Sundays through Thursdays as well.

Valparaíso is situated on a bay on the Pacific coastline close to Santiago, Chile. It’s both a major tourist ship stop and a major commercial harbor for Chile.

It is an old colonial city containing many an interesting European-influenced building, but since it is a major tourist destination for locals and internationals it isn’t the cheapest destination for food and accommodation. However, since it is the seat of many a federally funded cultural activity, seeing and doing things are often free or very close to it.


Valparaíso has a unique layout because its architecture clings to the sloped sides of 48 very steep hills. These hills create spectacular views everywhere you look and the method of getting up and down the hills is worth the visit by itself. Old-fashioned elevators, called ‘acensores or funiculars’, painted yellow, white and red were built over 100 years ago and they are still used regularly today by locals. They cost about US$0.20 to ride. The photo opportunities in Valparaíso are wonderful with the brightly colored houses, the blue bay, old churches, narrow stairways, tiny alleys and great street art.

Valparaíso has a sister city Viña del Mar, with one street and completely different architecture, history and socio-economics separating the two cities. Viña is much more modern and geared to local tourism. Both cities feature lovely boardwalks, restaurants, swimming and sunbathing. Fast food chains and surfboard shops are generally on the Viña del Mar side of the bay.

A trip to Valparaíso will give great value for money with all the free attractions and a mesmerizing view of a South America you won’t see elsewhere.

Valparaíso attraction prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Ascensor “El Peral” Plaza de la Justicia Ride up from the port to old town. Grand views of city with a museum, cafes, restaurants and art for sale. You'll have to pay going up and going down. Each way 0.12
Museo de Historia Natural de Valparaiso Famous for its collection of shrunken heads and mummies plus the natural science goodies. Everyone 0.00
Museum of the Skies or Open Air: 27 murals. Do a walking tour and see street art in the ‘Communa de San Miguel’ close to all other coastal attractions Everyone 0.00

Valparaíso transportation prices USD

Minivan from Santiago Airport to Valparíso 105.70
Local bus in Valparíso 0.31 - 0.47
Ascensores 0.12 - 0.37
3-km taxi ride in Valparíso 3.48 - 4.35

Valparaíso food and drink prices USD

Food type   Price
Budget breakfast Fruit, bread, ham, cheese, coffee is what you'll typically get 1.87 - 2.49
Budget lunch Empanada with ground beef, gravy, potatoes is a popular budget lunch option. 1.24 - 2.49
Budget dinner For a sit-down dinner instead of casual street-food options, prices are higher but still reasonable. 6.22 - 9.95
Beer ( large bottle) Locals favor buying a liter at a bottle shop and taking it into the restaurant, which is allowed here. 1.74 - 2.24
Cocktail Anything with Pisco, a local grape brandy, is the drink everyone must try while here. 1.87 - 3.11
Wine (bottle) Buy a bottle anywhere and take it into a restaurant with you. Carminiére grapes and Reservá is the best combo. 3.73 - 11.19

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Valparaíso facts

Population 300,000
Metro area 950,000
Time zone UTC-4
Currency Chilean peso
Airports Santiago International Airport (SCL)

Avg temps & precip


Best months to visit

January, February, March, December

weather advise for AmsterdamWeather advice

Unlike nearby Santiago, Valparaíso is on the coast so it has cool to mild temperatures all year long. Summers (December through February) are pleasantly warm during the day, but rarely hot. Most of the yearly rainfall comes down in the winter months, and even then it’s rarely problematic.

Sunrise and sunset


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