Luxury holidays in Punta de Lobos

To the novice surfer, northern Chile might not be the first place that comes to mind when thinking of the sport’s classic spots. Sure, Malibu, Santa Cruz and Manly Beach are rightly enshrined in the surfing hall of fame, but ask those in the know and they’ll tell you that Chile’s Punta de Lobos has equally world-class waves. The lynchpin of the country’s surfing community, this stretch of Pacific coastline is where many of the country’s best riders honed their skills before taking them to the world stage.

When to go

The peak summer months of January and February are when the fashionable crowd descend but you’ll find XXL waves and surf competitions from September to May. Even in summer, you’ll need neoprene in the water… it’s Chile in more ways than one.

Getting there

  • Planes

    The best place to touch down is Santiago’s Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport, which can be reached directly from Madrid, Paris, Rome and London. It takes around three hours to drive from the airport – you can either rent a car or use the (very good) public buses.
  • Automobiles

    If you’re not planning on surfing 24/7, we recommend renting a car at Santiago airport to see the surrounding countryside.