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Alaia Hotel is located in front of the Punta de Lobos Surf Beach in Pichilemu, Chili and offers 12 rooms of 35 m2 with sea view and oceanview terrace. Each of these has been carefully decorated with high-quality materials. There are also two connecting rooms for families or groups. We offer free breakfast to our guests.
In Alaia, we define a fresh, simple and creative cuisine. Our kitchen is designed to make our guests feel at home and enjoy a relaxed and informal atmosphere. We favor the products of our country with artisanal aromas and flavors.
We offer a range of activities: Surf, SUP, Skate, Kayak, Pilates, Climbing,… Pichilemu is most known for the surf but there is lots more to do and see in the area. A place to spend time in the heat of the fire on the complicity of fine Chilean wines.
The Alaia is an environmentally friendly surfboard. It comes from the plantation of tree, often grown organically and it is available in many countries. The fabrication of the wood is very soft and designers use a very minimal amount of energy throughout the process. Alaia surfboards are sealed with linseed oil and beeswax to finalize the process. Once it has reached the end of its use in the ocean, it can be recycled back into the earth. If you are interested in one of this surfboard, just ask at the reception desk.
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Pichilemu is probably the most famous surf town in Chile, situated in the south of this zone, which combines Region V and VI in the numerical naming system of Chile. Because both Valparaiso & O’Higgins encircle the Región Metropolitana de Santiago, it is also the most populated, with plenty of weekend warriors making the 120km trip to the beaches from the capital. Long lefthand points begin to appear in the southern corners of the bays along with some strong beachbreaks along the Vina del Mar stretch up to Ritoque, where surfing started back in the early ‘70s. This area is where most city folk will get their first taste of surfing, before heading south to the more challenging setups of Pichilemu, where the awesomely long and handsome lefts of Puertecillo, La Puntilla and Punta de Lobos await in a coldwater goofy-footers paradise. This is the most flexible and accessible zone in all of Chile with something for everyone and is the heart of the growing Chilean surf scene.
When to Go
S to SW and even due W swells appear from Antarctica lows, with sizes varying from 2-18ft (0.5-6m) year-round. The dominant wind comes from the S varying from 32% of the time in June to 55% of the time from Oct through to Feb. The winter period of May-July also gets a lot of NW-NE winds (30-40%), which is unheard of further north. The remainder of the year sees a light S or SW pattern. This means that the north-facing coves will often be offshore, favouring lefts. Mid to high tides are the go at most spots. The tidal range of 6ft (2m) is significant, but it’s hard to find a tide table.
( Source: Stormrider )