Visit Chiloé Island, Chile
Half an hour’s ferry ride from Puerto Montt lie a series of islands famous for their folklore, legend and handicraft traditions.
Chiloé, covered by undulating hills and evergreen forest, boasts diverse and abundant birdlife, over 150 wooden churches, and Castro’s much photographed ‘palafitos’: picturesque but precarious timber houses perching over the water on stilts.
It is possible to stay overnight on this remote archipelago, and over recent years several charming boutique properties have opened up. Travel with your local guide or rent a car to explore the island, perhaps visiting a penguin colony and stopping for lunch to try some of Chiloé’s renowned oysters. One thing you can be fairly sure of where Chiloé is concerned; it will very likely be raining, so bring your waterproofs!
Suggested Chiloé Island itinerary
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Chiloé Island, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Accommodation choices for Chiloé Island
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Chiloé Island. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.