- Chiloe Island & Fjords
- Chiloé Island
Visit the largest city of the island of Chiloé. Meet the famous stilt houses, crafts markets and the Church San Francisco which was declared world heritage by Unesco.
Capital city of Chiloé, Castro has a marvelous traditional arquitecture as well as an inspiring natural beauty.
When to go: Year round.
How to arrive: Travel from Santiago to Puerto Montt by air or land, in public transport or private vehicle. Once in Puerto Montt head South East to Pargua where you can take a ferry to cross the Chachao Channel towards the island. Then, take Ruta 5 road to the West until you reach Ancud. From Ancud to Castro there're about 85 km. Travel from Santiago to Puerto Montt by air or land, in public transport or a private vehicle. Once in Puerto Montt head to the South East towards Pargua where you can take a ferry to cross Canal de Chacao and head to the island. Head through "Ruta 5" road to the west until you arrive to Ancud. From Ancud to Castro there are about 85 kms.
- San Francisco Church (declared Patrimony of Humanity by Unesco).
- Crafwork Fair.
- Castro Regional Museum.
- Festival Costumbrista Chilote, during February.
- Llau-Llautro Church.
- Vilopullí, Rilán, y San Francisco Church.
- Capilla de Quilquico
- Millantué Hill
- Parque Municipal de Castro
Services: Nusery, food, accommodations, roads, transports and entertainment.
The weather on this place is oceanic and rainy, with a bit of Mediterranean influence, there’s abundant and constant rainfall, even in summer. The annual average temperature is 11° C.
We advise you to wear clothes that are suitable for rain, because the weather is constantly changes at any time of the year.
Stores in rural areas are open all day, but they close between 13.00 and 15.00. We advise you to carry local currency (Chilean pesos), since it isn’t possible to pay with debit or credit cards in kiosks and rural stores.
Do not litter on parks or streets. Taking care of our environment is everyone's responsibility. Avoid fines by following the rules.