Vina del Mar is a city and commune on central Chile's Pacific coast. Its long stretches of white sandy beaches are a major attraction for national and international tourists. The city is Chile's main tourist attraction. Known as "La Ciudad Jardin" ("The Garden City"), Vina del Mar is a Chilean Municipality located in the Valparaiso Region. Vina del Mar has a population of 286,931 (according to the 2002 census), it is Chile's fourth largest city. Vina del Mar is part of the Greater Valparaiso area, the country's third largest metropolitan area (pop. 803,683, 2002 census), after the Metropolitan areas of Santiago and Concepcion.