5 Valparaiso Myths – Busted!

Valparaíso lies just short distance to the west of Chile’s capital, on the long Pacific coast, yet the contrast between the two cities couldn’t be more pronounced. It’s safe to say that if you go to Valparaíso expecting an extension of Santiago, you’re in for a bit of a shock. Valparaíso has its own distinct character, but one that’s been embellished and exaggerated over the years until it’s hard to know what’s fact and what’s fiction. Here we take a look at the top five myths surrounding Valparaíso and root out the truth behind the hype!