The little coastal village Concón is a symbol for the multifaceted character of central Chile. While modern apartment and hotel complexes tower in the south at the border to Reñaca, it is quite contemplatively on the city hill. Here, around the Plaza de Armas, you can encounter the typical Chilean daily routine.
At the foot of Concón on the other hand, plenty of surf schools, art booths, restaurants and snack stands take care of their guests. Day after day, the cleanly breaking waves of the Pacific attract a pledged community of surfers who devote to their passion regardless of wind and weather conditions.
At the northern side of the Aconcagua-River a lonesome sandy beach stretches over 15 kilometers over to Quintero. A couple of fishermen patiently hold their fishing rods into the sea, others just relax in this wide area or explore the surroundings on foot or on a horse.
Right behind the dunes the special conservation area of Mantagua gives shelter to a colored swarm of exotic birds. A little further on the Mauco-Mountain there are plenty of spectacular views on the Pacific coast to the majestic Andes Mountains and its snow-covered summits.