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Sea Lions

Great board walk for a walk, especially on a nice day. Seeing all the sea lions sunning themselves... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
seagullrob
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Brisbane, Queensland
Lesser known, highly recommended

Caleta Portales is lesser known to most foreign tourists. This is a highly recommended spot if one... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2016
HotEarth
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Melbourne, Australia
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Avenida Escuadra Libertadora, Valparaiso, Chile
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a fantastic market fish in Valparaiso a place to wanter and watch at sea lions too there are also many restaurants which are not so good prefer some empanadas or even some ceviche inside the market

Thank PaulDouk
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Right at Portales metro stop. A working pier but you can buy individual fish to take home and cook. Friendly folks, one guy even spoke some broken English.

Thank Dennis C
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Great board walk for a walk, especially on a nice day. Seeing all the sea lions sunning themselves on the remains of the old concrete pier was a bonus. Worth the effort to get there for a peaceful stroll.

Thank seagullrob
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed walking the boardwalk of Caleta Portales. Jump on a big boulder along the water and sit and watch the sea lions play on the abandoned piece of bridge that is a reminisce of an earthquake. Sunset is beautiful!

Thank lnbaril
Reviewed 9 December 2017

I had great time at this fishing port. It's very easy to get here by the light rail ($350CH, each way from Central Valpo).Bring your camera and arrive in the morning, while fish is still being sold. Watch the limpiadores clean the fish, the huge...More

Thank Hank M
Reviewed 14 November 2017

You would think its opening hours (from seven, closed Mondays) would be listed online, but you would think in an un-Chilean way. A certain amount of local stuff comes in, but much of it is from down south and up north. It's extremely seasonal; the...More

Thank Pit L
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We came across this local site serendipitously when we got off the Metro at Portales Station. There are two piers jutting out into the ocean, one of which we were able to walk out onto after paying a nominal fee to the gatekeeper. Arrayed along...More

Thank RizhaoBob
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is the best local fish market. Depending what you're out after pick your days carefully. It's not a place to go for lunch but more to get your lunch ingredients, even if there are some places that serve food in the neighbourhood. But it’s...More

Thank PalomaFG
Reviewed 13 June 2016

After you walk down the "tunnel" where the locals sell their day's catch, walk up onto the high boardwalk and cross over and down to the actual pier. Here, you can see fishermen actually pulling up their boats onto the pier and sometimes loading/unloading fish...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2016

Caleta Portales is lesser known to most foreign tourists. This is a highly recommended spot if one is in Valparaiso or Vina del Mar. It has a local market, fish market, 2 piers with numerous seals and sea birds and of course seafood restaurants. All...More

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