Tourists and native Chileans alike flock to the rural countryside and breathtaking foothills that surround our Olmué vacation rentals. Located just 100 kilometers (approximately 62 miles) north of the Chilean capitol, the region provides a relaxing departure from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Visitors come each year to escape from their daily lives to ride horseback through wine country, sample traditional cheese - or the famous chicha fermented beverage - and swim in natural swimming holes. Scenic and secluded, Olmué has preserved its native roots through time-honored festivals and a celebration of the arts. This intimate valley is a perfect stopping point on your quest for rest, relaxation, and wanderlust!
Olmué is one of the most popular choices for Chile vacation rentals, due to its central location.The community hosts one of Chile's largest music festivals, the Festival del Huaso de Olmué, each February. The festival celebrates Chilean folklore, as well as traditional Latin American singers from countries like Bolivia, Peru, and Argentina.
When in Olmué, pay tribute to Capilla de La Dormida - a National Monument built in 1645 - worship at Iglesia del Niño Dios de Las Palmas, or listen to live music while enjoying a picnic at the town square Plaza de Armas de Olmué. Book a tour with My Way Chile and you'll travel over the hills of the historic Camino Real route, which connected Santiago with Valparaiso in colonial times. While staying in one of our Olmué vacation rentals, you'll be able to visit heritage sites, listen to local music, and sample Chile's famous sweet wines, pisco sour, and cuisine!
Olmué is surrounded by one-of-a-kind outdoor beauty and offers an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities! Enjoy year-round hiking and climbing at La Campana National Park, a breathtaking park that boasts 8,000 hectares of palm forests and jagged peaks along La Campana. Created in 1967, the park was declared a world biosphere reserve by the United Nations. Climb to the top of Cerro la Campana, located in the national park, and you'll discover a plaque commemorating Charles Darwin's ascent! Look for wild cats like colocolos and pumas at Parque Olmué Nativo, a 2,705 hectares nature sanctuary, then cool off with a dip in a local swimming hole surrounded by lush forest at Poza the Coipo or Los Condores.
Chile is a diverse country made up of urban landscapes, rural wine valleys, and picturesque coastal villages. Why not experience it all? Our Olmué vacation rentals are the perfect home base for exploration! The commune is located 100 kilometers (62 miles) north of the bustling Chilean capitol of Santiago. Here you'll find a wide array of art galleries, national museums and monuments, and the heart of Chilean culture!
Only 50 kilometers (or about 30 miles) to the west, Valparaiso is Olmué's seaside neighbor. This bohemian village combines old-world charm with modern tourist activities, including fresh-air markets along cobblestone streets, mercados, and colonial architecture in the historic "Old Town" district. A quick 10 kilometer (six mile) trip up the coastline leads to Viña del Mar, Chile's premier beach resort city with endless sandy white beaches, the unparalleled blue waters of the South Pacific Ocean, and a vibrant nightlife.
Wherever you roam in Chile, you'll find great food, outdoor activities, and countryside so rare it borders extinction while staying in our growing selection of Olmué vacation rentals. Escape city life and heed the call of the countryside today!
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