My visit to Chile started and ended in the capital, Santiago. I was very positively surprised by this lovely city.
A two hours bus ride from Santiago, Valparaíso is situated on the Pacific coast. While the President and most other governmental functions are located in Santiago, Valparaíso is the seat of the Chilean Congress.
Viña del Mar is only ten kilometers north of Valparaíso, and this city is most famous for its beaches. This is a modern city with many hotels, and many tourists from both Chile and the neighbouring countries.