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Caleta Portales, Valparaiso

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A small cove with a big seafood culture, Caleta Portales serves as the home to many fisherman, catching and selling fresh produce daily. Find the markets just by the ocean where fisherman line their old and colourful boats side by side selling their daily catch. If you don't feel like cooking your own, try one of the many tasty restaurants that exist in the adjacent towns. Stroll down the seaside boulevard or pier and keep an eye out for seals, as they hang around the shore and will be extra friendly if you have fish. Plan your Caleta Portales visit and explore what else you can see and do in Valparaiso using our Valparaiso travel itinerary planner.
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Where to stay in Valparaiso

Since its inscription on the World Heritage List in 2002, Valparaiso tourism has experienced a meteoric rise. The city now offers a wide range of accommodations, especially budget hostels and mid-range hotels and inns. Cerro Alegre, a hill just to the west of the city center, offers perhaps the largest range of options and looks out over the bustling port. Stay in the friendly neighborhood of Cerro Concepcion to enjoy the best of Valparaiso's cafe culture.
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  • We came across this local site serendipitously when we got off the Metro at Portales Station. There are two piers jutting out into the ocean, one of which we were able to walk out onto after paying a ...  more »
  • This is the best local fish market. Depending what you're out after pick your days carefully. It's not a place to go for lunch but more to get your lunch ingredients, even if there are some places tha...  more »
  • After you walk down the "tunnel" where the locals sell their day's catch, walk up onto the high boardwalk and cross over and down to the actual pier. Here, you can see fishermen actually pulling up th...  more »
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  • Valparaíso - A real germ in Chile, should spend a night here, it's more interesting then staying in the city. cafes, designer shops and of course real stunning Graffiti everywhere!
  • Popular beach with 6-7 restaurants. Waves can be a bit too rough for swimming but perfect for sun bathing or have a meal.
  • In fact this fishermen village is not the best place to have lunch, unless you want to eat in a humble but popular place in Valparaíso. In my personal opinion I rather go to the hills when I want to eat good food at a fair price. But if you are in the mood of stay in this area and have a seat for lunch, I suggest you "El rey del pescado frito" and ask for "merluza frita con ensalada chilena"(deep fried hake with tomato and onion salad). That is a great dish for less than USD 6!!!
  • Affordable prices. The best seafood. Easy to get and parking space. Only you need to arrive early in the morning.
  • Dirty but good foods in the restaurants