Chile’s most remarkable city sits precariously on a series of undulating hills above a huge bay, with a quirky set of antique elevators that haul you up to panoramic lookouts.
2 Casa Museo Isla Negra
Pablo Neruda set up home in the village of Isla Negra and wrote many of his Nobel Prize-winning poems while gazing out at his favourite beach. His house has since been turned into an enchanting museum.
3 Viña del Mar
Away from the touristy gloss, Viňa del Mar has a collection of beautiful palaces, verdant parks and gardens, and interesting museums.
Soothingly empty beaches, opulent holiday homes and excellent seafood make this eternally fashionable coastal resort one the region’s gems.
5 Casablanca Valley
The vineyards in this area are famed for their production of quality white wines, and can be visited on a variety of tours; independently by car, or by bus.