The island is characterized by its stilt houses still these one of the main attractions of the island. It was originally occupied by a seafood canning industry. It is currently one of the most typical tours to carry out in Chiloé, with visits to the Museum and one of the most spectacular viewpoints in the archipelago
Island from the Chiloé archipelago, belongs to the Chauques Islands. This town had its great logging boom in 1900, with the exploitation of native woods. A canning industry was installed and there was great activity in sailing north and far south of the archipelago. The village grew and built large villa casonas. La Mechuque is a village with stilt houses built in the bordemar.