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"You don’t need to leave your car in a paid parking lot or far from the hotel; we have a reserved parking space for you"

Taxi Fares

Taxis in Chile are relatively cheap and safe. They can be easily recognized as they are painted black with a yellow roof.

In Viña del Mar, the fare is approximately CHP $200, plus CHP $200 by each km of distance taken (or by minute of waiting).

The fare is indicated on the windshield, and the taximeter should be visible for the passenger.

Climate

Chile has a very diverse climate. On the central zone, especially at the coast temperatures are moderate and pleasant, without extreme cold or hot.

In the winter the average temperature in Viña del Mar is 8ºC (47ºF) with 462 mm (18 inches) of precipitation. In the summer the average temperature is 20ºC (68ºF) with 65% of humidity.

Tax

Foreign tourist paying with foreign currencies such as dollar in hotels and travel agencies are exempt of the internal tax (I.V.A), which is 19% of the aggregated value. This benefit is only for those foreigners who do not reside in Chile and becomes effective by presenting the Arrival-Departure Record which accredits them as tourists.

Currency

The Chilean monetary unit is Chilean peso. There are coins of: one peso, five pesos, ten pesos, fifty pesos, hundred pesos, and five-hundred pesos. And bills of: $1,000, $2,000, $5,000, $10,000, and $20,000 Chilean pesos.

Gratuity

Although tipping is not obligated in Chile, it is customary to give a 10% of the consumption.

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