©

Los Vilos trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Los Vilos

(4.2/5 based on 25+ reviews for 1 attraction)
Things to do: nature
Los Vilos is both a Chilean coastal commune and a coastal city with over 9,000 inhabitants (18,275 in comuna), located in the Province of Choapa, part of the IV Region of Coquimbo. Its main activity is fishing. The city also has a significant amount of tourism, mainly due to its two beaches: La Principal and Las Conchas. It is located at 246km from La Serena and 246km from Santiago.The city was founded in 1830, and was declared a minor harbor in 1855. As of 2009, the city is still an important harbor.NameThe name Los Vilos comes from the Mapudungún word vilo which means snake.HistoryLos Vilos has existed as a small informal settlement since 1835, when the government realised that a port was needed in that region to expand the reach of commerce in the country. On January 3, 1855, it was declared a minor port by then president, Manuel Montt and by his Minister of Finance, José María Berganza, through a supreme decree of the Finance Ministry.On April of that same year a permission was granted by the government to start the construction of a dock, warehouses and commerce related buildings. On December 1857, it was determined that a town needed to be built so 25 blocks, that used to belong to the Conchali Hacienda, were designed and sold by Hernán Jequier as a public utility. The town was located around the small pre-existing settlement.
Make the most of your holiday in Los Vilos by finding out about its attractions and choosing what to see using our Chile vacation trip planner.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Los Vilos

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Los Vilos

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Los Vilos:
Sightseeing, parks, shopping
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, historic sites, museums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, beaches, casinos
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Winter sports
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Beaches
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Coquimbo Region

32 days in Chile BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in Chile BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA March, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Chile BY A USER FROM DENMARK July, culture, outdoors, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 57 days in Peru, Bolivia & Chile BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Chile BY A USER FROM BELGIUM July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 44 days in Chile BY A USER FROM THAILAND May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Chile BY A USER FROM GREECE June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Chile BY A USER FROM GREECE June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Chile BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Chile, Uruguay & Aruba BY A USER FROM CANADA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Chile BY A USER FROM FRANCE August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Chile BY A USER FROM CHILE April, outdoors, historic sites, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News