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Zapallar is a Chilean town and commune located in the Petorca Province, Valparaíso Region. The commune spans an area of 288.0 km2 (111 sq mi). Zapallar is a quaint and elegant seaside resort town, which has played a significant role as a playground for Chile's economic and political elites. Together with its neighboring towns of Cachagua and Maitencillo, Zapallar represents the heart of one of Chile's most attractive and exclusive vacation areas. The town is built along steep hills along a protected horseshoe bay with high quality white sand. To the north and south of the town center, the geography is rugged, characterized by steep cliffs and rocky precipices. Zapallar is an attractive town, popular with tourists, due to its majestic views and the many historic mansions that now sit side by side along more contemporary expensive homes. A mediterranean micro-climate is conducive to cultivating the many attractive gardens that historically adorn the town. One of the town's most attractive features is the stone masonry promenade that extends along the beach for three kilometers. Zapallar is located two hours northwest of Santiago and seventy minutes north of greater Valparaíso and Viña del Mar.


Find the best activities, restaurants and things to do in Zapallar, Chile. Explore Zapallar travel guide before you plan your trip here. When planning a trip to Zapallar, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Santiago. Add Santiago to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Santa Lucia Hill, Barrio Bellavista, Costanera Center. To reach Zapallar, hop on a flight to airport which is the nearest major Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport. A holiday in Zapallar can generally be of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Zapallar*

  • Pollution Statistics in Zapallar

    Know the pollution level of Zapallar before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Zapallar: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Zapallar for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Zapallar.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Living in Zapallar - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 76.56 (High)
    • Climate Index 97.9 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 68.1 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Zapallar

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Zapallar

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.05 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.35 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 67.46 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 43.85 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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