Located on the Pacific coast of Central Chile. Bright, colourful houses and a thriving bohemian feel/culture. A major port and educational centre for Chile. It’s quite a pleasant city, the women are cute in an artsy sort of way, the food is decent by Chilean standards and the nightlife is fairly strong for a city of only 300,000 or so.
DATING IN VALPARAISO
Chilean girls have a reputation for being somewhat colder and more reserved than other Latin Americanas. This is somewhat true, but they are no more standoffish than American, Canadian or British chicas. In fact, the tactics you use in those countries will also work here. Don’t be overly aggressive, but don’t be a wallflower either. Confident courtesy neatly sums up the strategy I’d apply in Valparaiso, as well as in the rest of Chile.
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WOMEN IN VALPARAISO
Not excellent. Most girls have vividly average faces and bodies. Obesity has creeped in here as well so there are some hefty lasses about. You’ll still see hot girls around here (more at night) but in epically fewer numbers than their neighbours (Argentina…not Bolivia). I’d say the quality is higher in the capital of Santiago.
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RENT AN APARTMENT IN VALPARAISO
$500 will get you a nice-enough one bedroom
NIGHTLIFE IN VALPARAISO
Small but fun. Most bars and clubs are located around Plaza Anibal Pinto, near the ocean. You may want to head to Vina del Mar if you’re looking for a bit more action.
I recommend: LaCantera Bar. Perhaps not the best place for meeting women, but a great place to get a drink and listen to some good music.
SAFETY IN VALPARAISO, CHILE
Violent crime is not a problem, but theft is. You have a better chance of getting robbed or pickpocketed here than in either Santiago or Conception.
COST OF LIVING IN VALPARAISO
The following data is from Expatistan, a crowdsourced database of prices and cost of living around the world. In our experience, the data tends to underestimate cost of living, so take the following as the minimum you might need to live here.
*Figures are listed in USD
You’ll need a minimum of $1032 USD/month to live in Valparaiso, Chile
A charming city with a hip bohemian feel. However, if it is principally women you want instead of a hip bohemian feel, I’d look elsewhere. But if you’re an artist or artist at heart, there is something to be gained by a visit to Valparaiso.
OVERALL RATING: 7/10
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