Jan 2012: Limache itself is a beautiful rural town, conveniently located within a short drive to Valparaíso, a national park, and the coast. Caroline, Ottawa, CA.
The Quinta Escondida (Secret Garden) is the perfect base in Central Chile, with or without your own transport. Whether you want to relax or go hiking; explore the local culture or seafood restaurants; visit wineries or hang out at the beach; wander historic streets in Valparaíso or shop till you drop in Viña del Mar, it is all within easy reach.
Travel times by car
Limache is 1hr 40mins from the international airport; 1hr 30mins from the capital; 50mins from the wine estates; 2hrs from the Andes; 40mins from the Pacific Ocean, 1hr from the famous port of Valparaíso (1hr).
Travel times by bus and metro
Safe and cheap Pullman buses travel between the capital and Limache every 2 hours. The beautiful journey over the Coastal Mountains takes around 2hrs and you can ask the bus to stop two blocks from the Quinta Escondida.
Local buses (micros) and fixed-route taxis (collectivos) can take you anywhere in the Limache Valley and beyond. In addition, the fast and modern metro train between Limache and the port of Valparaíso (60mins) can take you to all stops along the bay, including the resort and shopping mecca of Viña del Mar (35mins).