Home to the second largest swimming pool in the world, Algarrobo is a stunning seaside resort town. Golden beaches offer respite for sunseekers, while wooded forests and waterfront promenades invite long walks and sunset cocktails.
Things to do in Algarrobo
Summer life in Algarrobo is centred on the resort town's beautiful beaches. Relax on the quiet shores of the El Canelo and Canelillo beaches or stroll around the rocky headland towards Cofradía Náutica Del Pacífico to watch sailboats bobbing in the bay. You can also take advantage of the lively atmosphere and water sports at Pejerrey beach.
Ever dreamt of seeing penguins in the wild? Take a boat trip or kayaking excursion to the shores of Pájaros Niños Islet Nature Sanctuary and meet the friendly Humboldt penguins. Afterwards, escape the midday sun with a mountain bike ride or walk through the wooded forests of El Canelo Park.
Swim in the world’s second largest swimming pool at San Alfonso del Mar resort. Acknowledged by the Guinness World Records in 2016, the crystal-clear lagoon extends one kilometre along the coastline and is filled with salt water. Relax on the pool’s white-sand beach, swim under the waterfall or cruise on a sailboat.
Don’t miss a traditional Chilean theatre show at Algarrobo Cultural House. For a unique Chilean adventure, go on a horseback riding excursion through the grasslands to the summit of Alto del Burro and enjoy panoramic views of the Casablanca Valley and Secano Coast.
Getting around Algarrobo
Algarrobo is just over one hour’s drive from Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport in Santiago. Buses arrive in Algarrobo from both the airport and centre of Santiago, taking between two and three hours. Algarrobo’s waterfront promenades make it easily explored on foot.