Pichilemu City Guide
Pichilemu Location: Pacific Coast Of Chile (3.5 hours south of Santiago)
Looking for a destination in Chile that is not full of international tourists? Pichilemu is that place. Over the years this small town has been a favorite destination for Chileans looking to escape the heat of the inland during the months of January and February (their summer). It is amazing how many people roll into town during these months.
However despite this busy tourism season, Pichilemu is still a town that today still maintains rich cultural traditions not found in other parts of Chile. The Huaso (cowboy) culture is the dominant one in this town. It is not uncommon to see local cowboys around town wearing their traditional ponchos and square hats. During the school year school children have traditional dance competitions known as Cueca Dancing. If you are in town during these events be sure to check them out!
Despite the smaller size of Pichilemu it still has all the amenities you would expect. There are internet cafes, great hotels, good restaurants, international and national surf competitions, and much more!
What not to miss:
September 18th Holiday: The National Independence Day holiday – el diciocho de Septiembre – is a great holiday in Pichilemu. People build make-shift shelters called ‘Fondas’ and hold all night parties with traditional games in the day (greased pig, pole climbing, cueca dancing, rodeos) and traditional music, drinking, and dancing through the night. The party usually lasts several days.
Pichilemu offers something for every visitor. We are sure you will enjoy your stay in the city at the Pichilemu Spanish School.
Things To See And Do In The Area
- Experience traditional Chilean culture
- Surf world-class waves
- Check out the numerous local festivals
- Travel to nearby wineries
- Go mountain biking
- Hang out at the beach
- Explore the nearby countryside
- Eat some great local food.
- Night life.
- And much…much…more!
Going to a Spanish school in Pichilemu, Chile will surely be educational and interesting!
Getting To Pichilemu, Chile
Fly into Santiago, Chile
- Take a taxi to the bus station called TERMINAL ALAMEDA
- Choose from companies Nilahue or Pullman del Sur. They have buses that leave ever couple hours until 8pm. Make sure to take the much shorter route through MELIPILLA
If you have questions about how to arrive into Pichilemu, Chile please do not hesitate to to contact us.