Valparaíso, Chile Travel Guide Last Updated: Jan 2022

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.

Why Visit Valparaíso

Valparaíso Facts

Population 300,000
Area 950,000
Timezone UTC-4
Currency Chilean peso
Airports Santiago International Airport (SCL)

Where to eat and drink in Valparaíso

Budget breakfastFruit, bread, ham, cheese, coffee is what you'll typically get$2.19 - $3.22
Budget lunchEmpanada with ground beef, gravy, potatoes is a popular budget lunch option.$2.65 - $4.61
Budget dinnerFor a sit-down dinner instead of casual street-food options, prices are higher but still reasonable.$7.14 - $10.37
Beer ( large bottle) Locals favor buying a liter at a bottle shop and taking it into the restaurant, which is allowed here.$2.07 - $2.88
CocktailAnything with Pisco, a local grape brandy, is the drink everyone must try while here. $2.42 - $3.69
Wine (bottle)Buy a bottle anywhere and take it into a restaurant with you. Carminiére grapes and Reservá is the best combo.$3.92 - $10.37
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When to visit Valparaíso

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)

Valparaíso Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar7:51am7:56pm
21 Jun7:49am5:47pm
21 Sep7:37am7:42pm
21 Dec6:35am8:55pm

Where to stay in Valparaíso

Valparaíso Hotel Seasons

Valparaíso Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar12.67 - 26.49
starstarstarstarstar14.35 - 56.76
starstarstarstarstar42.71 - 100.26
starstarstarstarstar59.94 - 143.41
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Valparaíso Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel8.87 - 9.33

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