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About Puchuncaví

If you're looking for an unforgettable Chilean experience, Puchuncaví is the right choice for you! A small town with a vibrant history and a name that roughly translates to "where parties abound", Puchuncaví is known for both its laid-back attitude and the numerous opportunities for excitement you'll discover as you walk around. 

Located far enough from Vina del Mar for peace and quiet but close enough for easy day trips, Puchuncaví is the perfect compromise for your next vacation! 

Things to Do in Puchuncaví

Hoping to soak up the sun? You're in luck because the beaches here are gorgeous and plentiful! Nearby Las Ventanas is a large beach and bay with a small cove, distinguished by natural rock formations. Enjoy languid afternoons of swimming, fishing, snorkeling, or just sunning yourself on the sand.

If you want to be a bit more adventurous, head to Maitencillo for surfing, body boarding, and diving. North of Maitencillo, you can rent horses for an afternoon and go for romantic rides along a picturesque, oceanside road.

History in Puchuncaví

With a history stretching back more than 500 years, Puchuncaví is one of Chile's oldest towns. History buffs can visit archives that began in 1691 at Nuestra Señora del Rosario (Our Lady of the Rosary). A famous statue of General Velasquez, a hero of the War of the Pacific, stands in the Plaza de Puchuncaví.

If you're in town for a religious festival, such as Corpus Christi, the feast of San Pedro, or the fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen, you'll enjoy the colorful processions and celebrations. 

Day Trips from Puchuncaví

Although Puchuncaví is located in a less-crowded area of the Valparaíso region, the hustle and bustle of the big city isn't far from your front door when you stay in one of our homes. Vina del Mar - often referred to as the "City of Gardens" - is only 31 miles south of Puchuncaví and has plenty of museums, shows, and restaurants to keep you entertained! 

The lull of the waves and the verdant countryside await in this beautiful corner of the world. Whether its the beach, opportunities for outdoor adventure, or the wealth of cultural and historical knowledge that brought you to Chile, you'll be glad that you chose to stay in one of our Puchuncaví vacation homes!