Odine writes: I FOUND Pichilemu through a local’s tip. In planning an itinerary that would start in Santiago and end a couple of hours south in the wine country, I was looking for a low-key weekend spot near the two destinations where I could stop for a few days and recharge with my family. “Well, there is a new hotel in Pichilemu that opened a few weeks back,” said a new friend who was born in Chile and travels all over the country. I figured if anyone would know, he would. One look at the Web site and I booked in.