Talcahuano, Chile

Talcahuano is a municipality and port city in the Bio-Bio Region of Chile. It is situated 16 km northeast of the city of Concepción in the bay of Talcahuano. It is the main military, industrial and fishing port of this region of the country.The main Chilean naval base is found in Talcahuano, close to the Naval Academy.

When in Talcahuano you should visit the seaside promenade Ventana al Mar, the Remolcado de Alta Mar Poderoso, declared a National Monument, the Huáscar Monitor, the beaches of Ramuntcho and Rocoto, the Hualpén Museum and Park and the fish market.

Things to See & Do

* Central Square
* Huascar Monitor – historical ship
* Mall Plaza del Trébol Shopping Center
* Base Naval de Talcahuano
* Ventana al Mar – seaside promenade

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Peso (CLP)
Language – Spanish
Land Area – 148.29 km²
Population – 277,800 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style
Time – GMT minus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 56

Port Location – The port is located in the Bay of Talcahuano.

Transport Links – Talcahuano has its own airport, called Carriel Sur. There are frequent flights every day from Santiago to Concepción and Talcahuano. The duration of the flight is approximately 1 hour.

At the moment there is a night train service between Santiago and Talcahuano.

Buses leave every hour from the main terminals of Santiago, and the journey takes 6 hours. There are daily departures from the regions.

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Cruises from Talcahuano, Chile

Cruise Date Duration
L'Austral, 13 Night The best of Chilean Fjords - with National Geographic ex Talcahuano, Chile to Ushuaia, Argentina 23/10/22 13 nts
Le Boreal, 6 Night Ocean Voyage: Talcahuano - Ushuaia ex Talcahuano, Chile to Ushuaia, Argentina 01/11/22 6 nts
Le Boreal, 9 Night Along the Andes Cordillera ex Talcahuano, Chile to Callao (Lima) Peru 20/03/23 9 nts