You anchor at Coral and then have to take a Ferry across the harbor(about 20-30 minute ride) Then you need to take a bus from ferry drop off to town another 15-20 minute ride.
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Centrally located in the Lake District on the Chilean coast to the north of Puerto Montt, Valdivia owes much of its charm to German immigrants. The city has its port at Corral. Valdivia city center is tree lined with shady plazas and its archaeology museum, housed in an impressive riverfront mansion, contains a large collection of Marpuche Indian artifacts. On Isla Teja there are botanic gardens and an arboretum. The town is surrounded by a beautiful countryside of woods, beaches, lakes and rivers and there is good bird life at the Santuario de la Naturaleza Rio Cruces.
The market, where fishmongers peddle their catch of the day and pelicans, cormorants, and fat sea lions wait for scraps, is a delight.
Credit Card acceptance is considerably reduced in small towns and communities, for which reason when visiting these it is recommended you take with you cash in local currency: the Chilean peso. 1 USD = 712 CLP. This will prevent any unpleasant surprises.
Spanish is Chile's official language
Chile has so-called cyber-cafes, stores offering Internet access. The cost of accessing the world info network varies from town to town. In Santiago, an hour online costs 4 dollars, while in Calama it costs 6 dollars, approximately. On the other hand, the main hotels and lodging places frequently offer Internet access to their guests, in many instances at no extra charge.
Ambulance service: 131 Fire Brigade: 132 Carabineros (Chilean police): 133 Drug Enforcement: 135 Andean Mountain Rescue Squad: 136 Sea Rescue: 137
Business and trade establishments in Chile are generally open to the public from Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., with a 60 minute lunch break at 1 p.m. Saturday timetable is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. In malls, the timetable is Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Holidays in Chile
The city hosts a grand yearly event, the Verano en Valdivia, with several weeks of festivities that begin in January, culminating with the Noche Valdiviana on the third Saturday in February. On this evening, hundreds of floating candles and festively decorated boats fill the Río Valdivia; in the evening, the city puts on a fireworks display.
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