Lush and very beautiful, the broad Itata Valley is home to a string of tranquil coastal towns, including the idyllic surfing village of Buchupureo, 120km northwest of Chillán. En route, 50km northwest of Chillán, is the naval museum in the village of Ninhue. Meanwhile, the ski centre and hot-springs resort of Nevados de Chillán sits 80km east, high in the cordillera.

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