The next morning on our trip, we’d decided that we wanted a beach day. Unfortunately, when we woke up, the coast was covered in a heavy layer of fog. Sun is only a small part of the beach experience, so we headed down to Renaca for lunch after we hit the gym. I loved the Chilean take on pasta and a hamburger.
The beach in Rennaca was lovely- lush white sand, huge crashing waves off the Pacific, and teeming with life and local flair. The beach was an incredible local playground full of adult and children enjoying the stunning backdrop of amazing mountains and thundering, powerful waves.
Certain sections of the beach were “commercial’ in that a business or company controlled the umbrellas & chairs, renting them for a small price. Restrooms, food, and tons of walking vendors made the beach all the more comfortable and provided all the necessary amenities.
The sun finally came out as the fog rolled away in the late afternoon. Tons of locals flocked to the beach, and we enjoyed one of our favorite activities- people watching.
We enjoyed the rest of the afternoon at the beach, and arrived back at our hotel to see the smaller local beach packed with people, many who’d taken the train line from Valparaiso and strolled down to the beach below.
The other fabulous thing to check out in Vina del Mar is the flower clock that is right off the main street and one of the more unique things I’ve seen. I’m a love of all clocks and collect photos of especially gorgeous ones, so I insisted we make our way over to check out this one before heading out of town.
GOOD NEWS OF THE DAY: Made it safely home from NY after a fabulous and refreshing retreat.