Playa El Canelillo (El Canelo)
With its white sandy beaches and turquoise waters, Playa El Canelillo is a beautiful slice of paradise for relaxing. The water is generally calm, so you can enjoy a swim in the shallow waters. It can be a little chilly (!) though. Given this is such a lovely beach it can get busy here during the summer months.
To the back of the beach is a large area of pine forest which gives the place a feeling of seclusion. As the temperature rises you can smell the pine trees and you will forget the city of Algarrobo is just beyond.
For the best views, particularly around sunset, climb the hill behind the beach. There are also other excellent walks from Playa El Canelillo out along the headlands to either side. You can hike around to the little island of Pajaros Ninos which is joined to the mainland by a large yacht marina.
There are plenty of local restaurants and cafes where you can enjoy local dishes. Accommodation choices nearby are numerous, with some offering views over the bay.
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