Zapallar, a lovely sea-side village in Chile

Zapallar is an exceptionally picturesque coastal town in central Chile reachable by freeway from Santiago in under 2hrs, making for a ideal day-trip or a overnight visit. The small resort town is very crowded in the months of January and February, and mostly empty the rest of the year. It sits on a breathtaking coastline that is reminiscent of Big Sur in California, and offers numerous panoramic vistas and hiking trails, wonderful seafront restaurants, and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean making landfall against various rocky outcrops.

A local's guide to Zapallar activities and restaurants

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The goal of this website is to provide first time visitors with inspiration to visit Zapallar.  The site is comprised of photographs and articles put together by Forest Key, Randall Urban, and other members of the "Casanueva" extended family, which have lived off and on in Zapallar for nearly 100 years.  Forest lived in and has visited Zapallar off and on since the early 1970s, and is proud to have attended the local public school for a few years! Randall currently has a vacation home in town and lives in Zapallar several months each year.

We hope you enjoy the content and find it helpful in planning your visit to Zapallar.

-- Forest & Randall

Places to Stay in Zapallar
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Zapallar Valparaiso
Hotel Casa Zapallar, a privileged place, where we simply make you feel at home. Less than two hours from Santiago, you will find the charm of the small bay, beach, sea, nature reserves and the hills that surround Zapallar make one of most beautiful corners of the Chilean coast. A place where tradition and modernity come together to pick what best defines us, the taste for the simple and well done. A quiet space that seduces and surprises.
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Zapallar V Region
Wonderful beach rental property in Zapallar, Chile. Ideal for couples looking for a romantic get away to the Chilean Pacific coast. Available for longer rental periods during the spring/winter/fall, outside of the peak Dec-Mar season in Chile.