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Winery hotel boutique history

Algarrobo is one of the oldest beach towns in Chile. Its name comes from a very common tree in this part of Chile, with always green foliage, which can reach 10 meters high. There are records from 1578, in which pirates like Francis Drake and Oliverio Van Nood, came to this coast to take refuge after lots of trips in the Pacific Ocean. In 1857, Algarrobo was transformed into a small cove where farmers of Casablanca and Melipilla loaded their products to Peru and California. Then, families of Chilean aristocracy chose this place for its nature, tranquillity and beautiful beaches. Nowadays, the colonial architecture is preserved, mansions and churches, such as the “Candelaria” Church declared National Monument in 1986.