Despite being within day trip distance of Valparaiso the beach at Tunquén is still relatively undeveloped and retains its wild character, unlike virtually any other in the region. This is a good-sized beach measuring around 2km in length and even if it ever did get busy (which it doesn’t) there would be plenty of space to avoid the crowds.
Behind the beach is an area of dunes and a number of homes - apparently these are all dependent on solar power as there is no mains electricity here. This is quite an exclusive enclave with politicians and well-known artist numbering among the residents. To the north of the beach is the mouth of the Estero Casablanca froming an extensive area of wetlands - this is a haven for bird life and rare plants.
Playa Tunquén is a popular spot with surfers and anglers.
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Playa Tunquén Weather Info
Current weather (Thu Feb 20th 19:00)
15°C / 59°F
Week weather forecast
Fri 21st15°C / 59°F
Sat 22nd15°C / 59°F
Sun 23rd14°C / 57°F
Mon 24th16°C / 61°F
Tue 25th15°C / 59°F
Wed 26th17°C / 63°F
5 Day Playa Tunquén UV Index
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Playa Tunquén tide times & sea state
Fri 21/02 »
Surf report for Fri 21/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 6:00 7ft 12s 13mph 12:00 7ft 12s 12mph 21:00 6ft 11s 7mph Tide times Low 4:46am (0.38m) High 10:35am (1.19m) Low 4:08pm (0.47m) High 10:41pm (1.70m) Daylight First light 07:01 Sunrise 07:27 Sunset 20:33 Dark 20:59
Sat 22/02 »
Surf report for Sat 22/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 3:00 6ft 11s 6mph 9:00 5ft 19s 9mph 15:00 6ft 18s 9mph 21:00 6ft 18s 3mph Tide times Low 5:22am (0.35m) High 11:12am (1.24m) Low 4:49pm (0.44m) High 11:18pm (1.71m) Daylight First light 07:02 Sunrise 07:27 Sunset 20:32 Dark 20:58
Sun 23/02 »
Surf report for Sun 23/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 3:00 7ft 17s 2mph 9:00 7ft 16s 2mph 15:00 7ft 15s 6mph 21:00 6ft 15s 4mph Tide times Low 5:54am (0.34m) High 11:45am (1.28m) Low 5:26pm (0.42m) High 11:52pm (1.70m) Daylight First light 07:03 Sunrise 07:28 Sunset 20:31 Dark 20:56
Mon 24/02 »
Surf report for Mon 24/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 3:00 7ft 14s 13mph 9:00 7ft 14s 9mph 15:00 8ft 15s 13mph 21:00 8ft 14s 14mph Tide times Low 6:24am (0.34m) High 12:16pm (1.31m) Low 6:01pm (0.42m) Daylight First light 07:04 Sunrise 07:29 Sunset 20:30 Dark 20:55
Tue 25/02 »
Surf report for Tue 25/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 3:00 9ft 14s 14mph 9:00 9ft 13s 15mph 15:00 8ft 13s 21mph 21:00 8ft 12s 19mph Tide times High 12:24am (1.66m) Low 6:52am (0.36m) High 12:47pm (1.33m) Low 6:34pm (0.43m) Daylight First light 07:05 Sunrise 07:30 Sunset 20:29 Dark 20:54
Wed 26/02 »
Surf report for Wed 26/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 3:00 8ft 12s 14mph 9:00 8ft 16s 3mph 15:00 8ft 15s 9mph 21:00 8ft 15s 6mph Tide times High 12:54am (1.60m) Low 7:19am (0.39m) High 1:17pm (1.34m) Low 7:08pm (0.47m) Daylight First light 07:06 Sunrise 07:31 Sunset 20:28 Dark 20:53