Because the central beach resorts were developed by and for the Santiago families who summer here, they are dominated by vacation homes and apartments, although new, often upmarket hotels have been built especially around Valparaíso, Viña del Mar, and Concón. Cabañas, somewhat rustic cabins with a kitchenette and one or more bedrooms, are designed to accommodate families on tighter budgets. An even more affordable option is a residencial (guesthouse), often just a few rooms for rent in a private home.

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