Quintay and Tunquén

People, who look for the endless ocean and Chiles unique maritime landscape, that look for some loneliness and want to leave the stressful city life behind, will enjoy this special naturalistic atmosphere of Quintay and Tunquén. Both coastal towns hide behind the isolated region between Valparaiso and Algarrobo. A narrow road winds through dense pine forests and leads visitors to picturesque scenery that is still even unknown to most Chileans.

 

The tranquil town of Tunquén is dominated by its relaxed atmosphere and its enchanting extent. Its residents live in romantic wooden houses and magnificent mansions on the green hills of the mountainous surrounding. But the center piece of Tunquén is located right where the Casablanca-river flows. Abandoned and left behind, an endless and breathtaking sandy beach stretches along the circular coast for about 2 km.

 

The small and beautiful Quintay is located a little further north. The village life takes place in the city center on a hill, while fresh fish and seafood is being served in the welcoming restaurants in the picturesque bay at the foot of this pleasant town. This is where the formerly biggest whaling plant of the country is situated which is nowadays used as a museum and provides interesting insights into the culture of the fisherman and former times to its guests. The surrounding of Quintay fascinates with hidden beaches behind shady woods, impressive views of steep clips and pleasant encounters with the welcoming people on the streets of this town.  

Coastal paths between Quintay and Tunquén
Beaches of Quintay

Fishing port of Quintay

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