Perched on hill Cerro Alegre, Casa Higueras is a 1920s mansion once home to one of Valparaíso’s thriving aristocratic families. Carefully restored to be a stylish boutique hotel, 20 rooms are dispersed over the property’s labyrinth-like five floors.
Interiors are crisp airy and bright. Featuring dark wood furniture, locally created art work adorns the walls. Cosy sitting rooms have wood panelling and bay win.
Our favourite rooms have far-reaching views of Valparaíso’s bustling port. A few have terraces perfect for taking in the sea breeze.
A tiered landscaped garden has an infinity pool. At the side, there is a small spa with a sauna and a hot tub perfect for relaxing after a long day exploring.
On-site restaurant, Maralegre overlooks the bay and the pool. Serving up a simple menu of ceviches, squid ink pasta, dishes are paired with Chilean wines produced in the nearby Casablanca and Colchagua Valleys.
A rambling port city, Valparaíso is spread over 45 hills that line the bay. Known for its bohemian culture, independent galleries sit on steep winding streets.
Once home to Chile’s noble prize-winning poet, Pablo Neruda, his quirky house, La Sebastiana is open to visitors. Funky bars and seafood restaurants line steep winding streets. Terraces with spectacular vistas of the port are interspersed with vibrant murals designed by local artists.