Zapallar in Chile

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Zapallar is a Chilean town and commune located in the Petorca Province, Valparaíso Region. The commune spans an area of 288.0 km² (111 sq mi). Zapallar is located two hours northwest of Santiago and seventy minutes north of greater Valparaíso and Viña del Mar.

Zapallar is a quaint and elegant seaside resort town, which has played a significant role as a playground for Chile’s economic and political elites. Together with its neighboring towns of Cachagua and Maitencillo, Zapallar represents the heart of one of Chile’s most attractive and exclusive vacation areas.

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The town is built along steep hills along a protected horseshoe bay with high quality white sand. To the north and south of the town center, the geography is rugged, characterized by steep cliffs and rocky precipices.

Zapallar is an attractive town, popular with tourists, due to its majestic views and the many historic mansions that now sit side by side along more contemporary expensive homes. A mediterranean micro-climate is conducive to cultivating the many attractive gardens that historically adorn the town. One of the town’s most attractive features is the stone masonry promenade that extends along the beach for three kilometers.

Read more on Chile.travel – Zapallar and Wikipedia Zapallar (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State - Weather report by weather.com). Photos by Wikimedia Commons. If you have a suggestion, critique, review or comment to this blog entry, we are looking forward to receive your e-mail at comment@wingsch.net. Please name the headline of the blog post to which your e-mail refers to in the subject line.




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