Isla Negra

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Isla Negra

Place of art and inspiration. Only 1 hour and 45 minutes west of Santiago and / or 1 hour and 15 minutes from Viña south. Isla Negra is a town of 2,000 habitants located in the central coast of Chile, in the region of Valparaíso. It is a simple coastal town known for its beautiful waves and rocky, with vegetation typical of the central Chilean coast and architecture that will accommodate slopes.

With a quiet and relaxing atmosphere, despite not being an island it self, was baptized with the name of the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, by see a black rock in the sea near his home located oceanfront. Pablo Neruda settled in this area when returning from one of his many trips abroad in 1937, looking for a suitable place to write his famous book Canto General, and since his death, is a source of inspiration for many poets and artists.

Currently the city is visited by tourists from around the world who come to see the nature and visit the most beautiful house of the poet Pablo Neruda, now converted into a museum and memorial, and where are the remains of the poet.

Other major attractions of the place are the Quebrada de Cordova, local art, the imaginary ship, Cantalao viewpoint, and the town of El Totoral, bird watching in wetlands, Vicente Huidobro Museum house, Quintay and only 45 minutes where you can find a museum Cetaceous and near, Rose quartz mine.

To get from Santiago you can take the bus station Universidad de Santiago, south exit and take a bus towards Central Coast can be bus Tur Bus or Pullman, but it delivered straight to Isla Negra. If you are in Valparaiso, you can take Peñuelas from Pullman Bus terminal in Valparaiso and Isla Negra down. Value passenger $ 3.500 or $ 4.500 low season and high season from $ 4.500 to $ 6.000