Recent Searches
Clear
Pomaire
Pomaire

Pomaire

Pomaire, Chile

The Basics

The village’s pottery studios and workshops all sell the recognizable bowls, alongside flower pots, large urns, casserole dishes, patterned vases, piggy banks, and the village’s signature 3-legged pig figurines, which are supposed to bring good luck. All are made from clay that’s sourced in the hills surrounding the town. If you don’t speak Spanish, visiting as part of a tour is a good idea—tours from Santiago typically visit Pomaire and Pablo Neruda’s home at Isla de Negra.

Show all
Small Group Full-Day Tour to Isla Negra, San Alfonso del Mar, and Pomaire
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out
Small Group Full-Day Tour to Isla Negra, San Alfonso del Mar, and Pomaire
star-4.5
US$94.93 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Very good!
Very friendly, knowledgeable, professional. Took an extra effort to show the area. On time, very pleasant
Irina_G, Jan 2023

Recent reviews from experiences in Santiago

star-5
Great day tour from Santiago
Alfonso_F, Jan 2023
Small Group Full-Day Tour to Isla Negra, San Alfonso del Mar, and Pomaire
The poet's house in Isla Negra was very interesting, with very well orchestrated audio guides, and competent personnel. The choice of restaurant for lunch offered excellent food and a spectacular view. Since we had a private tour, the guide and we had the flexibility to change some things around, and he did, but always for the better and always with our permission.
star-5
Fun trip to Isla Negra
Ravi_G, Jan 2023
Small Group Full-Day Tour to Isla Negra, San Alfonso del Mar, and Pomaire
Our guide, Leo, was prompt and possessed really good communication skills. Was able to manage Portugese and English speaking passengers. The tour was very informative and enjoyable. Isla Negra is definitely worth a visit.
star-5
Great leisurely and interesting tour
Mark_D, Mar 2020
Private Tour Isla Negra, Pomaire and Coastal Resorts Tour from Santiago
First, Patrick was on time. and was a good driver. He has good English skills and kept us amused during the trip with commentary on items and sights. We had booked a private tour four. The van was clean and comfortable. Our first visit was to Pablo Neruda house on Isla Negra. It was about an hours drive from Santiago. A truly interesting potpourri of nautical themed collections from figureheads to ships-in-a-bottle. Well worth a visit. Then a leisurely drive along the rocky coast, stopping for photos along the way and visiting the worlds largest swimming pool a little over a kilometer in length. Then inland to Pomaire where we had a wonderful lunch and did some shopping amongst the pottery stores. Then about a half hour return to Santiago. A really nice and leisurely tour ... stopping where we wanted and in no hurry to get anywhere
star-5
tour
Blaine_C, Dec 2022
Small Group Full-Day Tour to Isla Negra, San Alfonso del Mar, and Pomaire
Enjoyed the tour. Alex my driver was very helpful and knowledgeable. Great views during lunch. ENjoyed hte museum.
star-5
The tour guide
Christinehardy2001, Feb 2020
Small Group Full-Day Tour to Isla Negra, San Alfonso del Mar, and Pomaire
The tour was excellent. A real insight into Chile. Well worth doing this tour. Great scenery and friendly people.
star-4
Excellent tour
Ilmar_T, Apr 2020
Small Group Full-Day Tour to Isla Negra, San Alfonso del Mar, and Pomaire
We did this tour as one of the last before leaving Santiago in early March 2020. Excellent tour, with Isla Negra being a real highlight. The house is beautifully presented, just as it originally was and is full of nautical items. The guide was good and gave a little bit of the history of the place before we spent a good hour and a half looking at the exhibits. There is an excellent audio guide that takes about 45 minutes and takes you room to room and explains about the exhibits. The lunch at Pomaire was good as it was typical Chilean food, together with some entertainment. Definitely worth doing if you ar ein Santiago for more than a day or so.
We perform checks on reviews

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Make sure you have plenty of pesos as vendors typically only accept cash.

  • Bring sunscreen, water, and a hat if visiting in summer; the little village can bake in the sun.

  • The village is home to several restaurants; be sure to try the local delicacy ofpastel de choclo (beef and corn casserole).

  • As Pomaire is typically a day trip destination, staying overnight is not usually possible.

Show all

How to Get There

Pomaire is a 50-minute drive from Santiago. Regular buses depart from Santiago's San Borja Bus Terminal to the nearby town of Melipilla. From there, you can get on another bus or colectivo (a shared taxi) to Pomaire. Alternatively, skip the hassle of driving on a tour from Santiago.

Show all

Trip ideas

Valparaiso Tours from Santiago

Valparaiso Tours from Santiago

How to Spend 3 Days in Santiago

How to Spend 3 Days in Santiago

Top Wineries Near Santiago

Top Wineries Near Santiago


When to Get There

On the weekends, Pomaire tends to be chock-full of daytrippers stocking up on kitchen goods and souvenirs. To beat the crowds and enjoy a more leisurely experience, visit on a weekday instead. If that’s not possible, get there as early as possible.

Show all

Isla Negra

The coastal village of Isla Negra (which, despite its name, is not an island) is inextricably linked with the late poet laureate Pablo Neruda, whose favorite home and resting place are there. Spectacularly set on a windswept headland, Casa de Isla Negra is open to visitors; stroll around Neruda’s elaborately decorated rooms and admire his incredible collection of marine-themed objects.

Show all
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are the nearest attractions to Pomaire?
Q:
What else should I know about attractions in Santiago?
A:
As well as visiting the Pomaire, check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: