1 Curanto

Dig into Chiloé’s national dish, a savoury hotchpotch of meat, seafood and potato dumplings, cooked either in a pit in the ground or in a cast iron pot.

2 Chepu Valley

Stay at Chile’s only self-sufficient eco-campsite and explore this tranquil valley’s sunken forest in a kayak at dawn.

3 Isla Quinchao

A soothing spot to experience the slow pace of Chiloé’s lesser isles and see one of the island’s most celebrated wooden churches.

4 Palafitos in Castro

Slums or shrines? Insalubrious yet picturesque, Castro’s traditional fishermen’s houses on stilts are the sole remaining examples in the country.

5 Parque Nacional Chiloé

Explore the remains of the region’s once vast forests by hiking its interior trails.

6 Whale watching

Head out in search of the blue whale pod resident in Chiloé’s waters, either with Austral Adventures or Darwin Adventure.

7 Parque Tantauco

A vast private nature reserve with a well-designed infrastructure offering access to pristine and remote corners of southern Chiloé.

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