TERRAZAS DUNAS DE PUPUYA, CHILE
AT A GLANCE
Pupuya is one of the world’s best beaches for windsurfing. This small town has a fresh mix of land and sea, which makes it unique with an average of 20-25 knots of steady, side-onshore, almost every day. The south wind blows 8 months per year. That’s why the popular expression “In Pupuya it always blows” exists and the beach has become even more famous since PWA stars have started to train here but is also a great place to learn at the lagoon or nearby at La Boca.
September to April is usually good wind (January and February the best). Dunas de Pupuya is open every weekend year round, and during January and February every day. For other times of the year visit the website. The centre is due to open year round sometime soon.
WHO IS IT GOOD FOR?
Beginners: 5/5 (La Boca 5/5)
Wave: 2/5 (Roca Cuadrada 5/5)
Dunas de Pupuya
Julio Munizaga +56 9 8809 6667
Daniela Vaisman +56 9 9548 9080
Most American and European countries don’t need visas to visit Chile. More information at www.chileabroad.gov.cl
Money exchange it’s really easy in Santiago. Most places accept credit card and at Dunas de Pupuya you can pay with credit card, dollars and Euros. Wi-Fi is available. and when you book mention Windsurf Magazine to receive a special treat when you visit!
About the centre
Dunas de Pupuya is a Sports and Family Centre with adjoining restaurant ‘Márola’ and a range of accommodation options. Features include a beautiful pool with sea view, activities for kids and adults with books, magazines, games and everything you need to relax. Being right at the beach means you can enjoy windsurfing while your family and friends are having fun at the centre, have lunch with them while you take a break between sessions or grab a cool beer after your last wave ! There are changing and storage rooms where you can wash your equipment and have a warm shower after a day on the beach. If you would like to get to know the region, you can book a horse ride through the beach, a SUP trip to watch birds and sea lions, a kayak ride down the Rapel river, a bike ride through the hills or maybe even some kitesurf lessons ! If there is anything else you might need, you just ask and the centre will do their best to obtain it!
How to get there
To get to Chile: By plane or bus up to Santiago.
Renting a car: It’s a 2.5 hour trip from Santiago, more detailed information is on the website (including GPS route).
By bus: It’s a 3 hour ride taking off from the bus station San Borja with more details on the website (including schedules and contact information for the bus company).
Where to stay
Hostal Dunas de Pupuya (hostel) – [email protected]
Cabañas Dunas de Pupuya (cabins) – cabañ[email protected]
Coming soon, Dunas de Pupuya will also have some beautiful new cabins. – www.dunasdepupuya.cl
Riding on Offer
Perfect for freestyle and free riding, there are also waves too. In addition the lagoon close to the beach is perfect for learning. Other locations nearby are for waves, Roca Cuadrada, 15 min away. For learning – no waves at all –, La Boca, 20 minutes away.