The city is part of District No. 35 and belongs to the 9th senatorial constituency of O'Higgins Region electoral division. Pichilemu is the main beach in O'Higgins Region, known as a place to surf, windsurf and funboard. Several surf championships take place in the city.
Tourism is the main industry of the city, but forestry and handicraft are also important. Pichilemu has many expansive dark sand beaches. Surfing competitions are frequently held at Punta de Lobos, which according to Fodor's is "widely considered the best surfing in South America year-round."
The Pichilemu town hall (Spanish: Municipalidad de Pichilemu) is a building located in Pichilemu, Chile, which serves as the city's administrative headquarters. It was constructed from 1891 until May 6, 1894.
The building is located in the Ángel Gaete street, in a terrain with 1.660 m2 that descends suddenly from the street level. It is conformed by a 2-floors building, a zócalo, a complementary construction (260 m2) and a yard. The yard serves as car parking for the municipality trucks, has a store and the corral municipal.
The building was not constructed for that purpose, and doesn't works as an unitary building but as 4 separated parts.