Fodor's Expert Review Laguna Verde
In a somewhat secluded cove 23 km (14 miles) southwest of Valparaíso, Laguna Verde is a stunning and largely uncrowded stretch of yellow-sand coastline that's worth the visit if you have some time to spend. You can get there via a 1½-hour local bus ride or can rent a car for the half-hour trip. Better yet, rent a four-wheel-drive vehicle to be able to explore the surrounding area. It's rustic, but there are now a few restaurants, food trucks during the summer months, basic services, and cabins ranging from very basic to utterly spectacular. Amenities: food and drink; parking. Best for: solitude; sunset; walking.