Contiguous to Viña but politically separate, Concón has been a holiday destination since the construction of a coastal highway and the first beach houses in 1917. From Reñaca, Avenida Borgoño follows the coastline past Playa Amarilla, the preferred beach for swimmers and sunbathers; Playa Negra is a favorite with body-boarders.
Concón’s greatest appeal, though, is the gaggle of seafood picadas at Caleta Higuerillas, near the Club de Yates, and at Playa La Boca, near the Río Aconcagua estuary. At Caleta Higuerillas, reached via a staircase from Avenida Borgoño, La Picá Horizonte (San Pedro 120, tel. 0322/903665) is an established favorite, but Picá los Delfines (San Pedro 130, tel. 0322/814919) and other nearby places are by no means inferior. At Playa La Boca, one of the most popular choices is La Perla del Pacífico (Av. Borgoño 25007, tel. 0322/812330).
© Wayne Bernhardson from Moon Chile, 2nd edition