Ovalle is a city in the Coquimbo Region of Chile, founded in 1831 as a settlement of more than 113,000 people. The name Ovalle was chosen to honor to Chile's late vice-president José Tomás Ovalle. Ovalle is the capital of the Limarí Province.
The city's setting is often likened to an oasis, being lush and green although surrounded by barren hills.
There is a trail leading from the city that lasts roughly 50 minutes, and features relatively safe bathing and an area where dinosaur fossils can be found. On the trail is a life-sized model of a brachiosaurus.
The area's climate is notably hot.