I have operated from Hotel Cap Ducal and Hotel Del Mar. Both are accomodating of ham operators and both offer immediate seaside take off for verticals. Hotel Cap Ducal is on the ocean - it sits out on the Sea while Del Mar is 200 yards from the beach. Hotel Cap Ducal is one of the historic landmarks in Vina del Mar, Chile and I have stayed there many times. I enjoy its quaint features. Hotel Del Mar is one of the nicest hotels I have stayed at in the world. You cannot go wrong with either choice. The Chilean medical community has adopted me as one of their own since I travel there twice a year for conferences. The Chilean people are warm, friendly, hospitable and have one of the most transparent economies in the world. They have first class health care as well and I learn from them as much or more than they learn from me.