Chiloé is a land of legends, folklore, culinary tradition, unique architecture, and wild forests. How to see everything in one trip? Here we tell you what are the attractions that you need to know to have the real Chiloe experience.
If you visit us from another country, Chiloé is one of the destinations that should be in your travel itinerary; and if you are Chilean and you have never visited the mythical island of the Chilotes, maybe it is time for you to consider it.
This southern territory is one of the most interesting cultural, gastronomic and natural places in our country, that's why it has become one of the favorite destinations in southern Chile.
Then we tell you what are the attractions you need to know to experience the true Chiloe experience.
Theof colors: The famous palafitos of Castro are probably the most well-known postcard of Chiloé. It is a group of wooden houses and roof of larch, which are supported on thick piles, located on a pier. You can also find them in Ancud, Quemchi, and Chonchi.
The picturesque churches: Religion is an important part of the history of Chiloé and is reflected mainly in its recognized churches. In the archipelago, there are approximately 70 Chiloe churches, 16 of which have been named World Heritage Sites. Built by Spanish Jesuits in 1567, some of the most striking are the churches of Vilipulli, Nercón, and Nuestra Señora del Rosario.
Chiloé National Park: The most mysterious island of Chile is not only rich in cultural and gastronomic tradition, but it also stands out for its wonderful nature. One of its two great parks is the Chiloé, which includes trails with spectacular views of the sea and huge larches and tepas.
Parque Tantauco: The flora and fauna of Chile attract many nature lovers to our country. Within the tourist packages in Chile, the most popular are those that involve outdoor activities, trees, mountains, and dream landscapes. For those people, the Tantauco park is definitely a must, not only of Chiloé but of all of Chile. Know it thoroughly by clicking here.
Cocinerías Dalcahue: The chilota cuisine combines the Mapuche cuisine with Spanish cuisine and seafood, although potatoes and meats are also essential to prepare classic dishes such as curanto. In Dalcahue's kitchens, you can try this dish, as well as a chicken casserole, marshals, various native fish and potatoes that are characteristic of Chiloe folklore. For sure one of the most sought-after tourist areas on the island.
Pinguineras de Puñihuil: On the west coast facing the Pacific Ocean are located the Puñihuil penguins, a natural monument ideal for the sighting of Humboldt penguins, Magellanic penguins, sea otters, dolphins, and blue whales.
Craft markets: An admirable characteristic of the Chilotes, is that throughout their history, they have always known how to take advantage of what the abundant nature of the island has given them. The shells of the shellfish that they used for cooking, the pieces of wood left over from the construction of a house and even the leather left over from a roast to the stick, are used to make colorful crafts. The tissues, made with natural wool and natural pigments are the most popular, but they also include basketry, stonework, and woodwork.
To get to Chiloé you have to take a plane from Santiago to Puerto Montt, and then cross the Chacao channel to the island and start to go; although if you have little time, you can always choose for a Chiloé tourist package with GoChile.
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