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About Pichilemu

Pichilemu is a coastal city in central Chile, home to some 13,000 people. Originally founded by the politician and newspaper magnate Augustin Ross Edwards as a summer retreat for the elite of Santiago, Pichilemu is now primarily famous for its long stretches of dark sands and as South America’s premier surfing/windsurfing resort. It is an interesting combination of traditional fishing village and hip surfing mecca. The city is growing rapidly and the demographic is truly cosmopolitan. The best places to stay in Pichilemu offer easy access to all this buzzing city has to offer.

In April and May there is a major surf contest on the beaches at Punta de Lobos. The season is all year round. As a result, the city is vibrant and full of a young colourful crowd. In September every year there is the Fiestas Patrias - Chile's answer to America's July 4th - and Pichilemu is renowned for its celebrations.

Pichilemu is also home to five of Chile’s national monuments; the Augustin Ross centre and park, the wooden railway station, the El Arbol tunnel and the Caballo de Agua.

For those looking for a beach-style holiday, the best months to visit are between November and March when daily temperatures rise to around thirty degrees celcius and there is little rain.

Here's our pick of the best places to stay in Pichilemu:

For value

  • Lodge del Mar is situated in a beachfront location just outside the city. The interiors are wooden/contemporary in feel. The hotel enjoys panoramic seaviews, plus there's a hottub and pool. Great for coastal walks. Surfing lessons available.

For Pacific Views.

  • 8 Al Mar epitomises boutique chic. The views over the Pacific are stunning. Rooms are simple and stylish with glass fronted walls, parquet flooring and large private terraces. This is the ultimate tranquil beach escape.

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    Best Hotels in Pichilemu

    • Lodge del Mar 21 rooms from £87


      Lodge del Mar enjoys a beachfront location a few miles outside Pichilemu. It offers wooden and contemporary accommodation with panoramic sea views, a hot tub and its own pool. Relax on the beach or ask the staff to set you up with a surf lesson and try something new! Unwind in this peaceful oasis.

      Surfing  -  Punta de Lobos beach, located 2 miles away, has excellent surfing conditions
      Great walks  -  Wander along the coast and enjoy the beautiful sea views
      On the beach  -  In front of the hotel.
      Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
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    • Cuarzo Lodge 8 rooms from £115

      Sector Punto de Lobos Pichilemu

      A rural haven designed for complete relaxation. Start your day with a yoga class and a healthy breakfast. Beautifully designed rooms feature plenty of wood and large glass windows bring the surrounding nature in. Easy access to the coast renowned for its waves. Totally rejuvenating.

      Total relaxation  -  Completely tranquil surrounds, partake in early morning yoga and relaxing spa sessions. The ideal spot for a rejuvinating stay.
      Surfing  -  The area is well known for its waves.
      Great walks  -  Embark on long scenic coastal walks.
      Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
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    • 8 al Mar 8 rooms from £97

      Pichilemu (Infiernillo)

      A chic boutique property with gorgeous ocean views. Simply styled rooms feature glass fronted walls, soft hues, parquet flooring and large private terraces. Soak in the salt water stone baths and help yourself to a drink from the honesty bar. Tranquil and stylish. The perfect beach escape.

      Beach Life  -  Located overlooking the Pacific; ideal for both surfers and loungers alike.
      Great walks  -  Take long coastal walks and admire the epic scenery.
      Surfing  -  Pichilemu is well known for its surf waves.
      Restrictions on children  -  Children over 15 years are welcome.
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    • Hotel Alaia 12 rooms from £123


      A boutique ocean side property with stylish interiors and plenty of activities on offer. Design is inspired by nature with plenty of wood and organic hues. Glass fronted walls allow for great vantage points. Find seasonally inspired cuisine and an excellent wine list available. Coastal chic.

      Active Holiday  -  A wide range of activities on offer both on land and sea.
      Surfing  -  Punta da Lobas is well known for its waves and the hotel offers classes for all abilities.
      Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool.
      Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
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