On the coast, a 4km walk south of Chonchi at Huicha, a ferry heads to ISLA LEMUY – a tranquil spot seldom visited by tourists. It’s dotted with traditional rural settlements, each boasting just a few houses and in some cases a fine old church. The most remote village of all is Detif, on an isolated, bleak headland at the far eastern end of the island, about 20km from Puqueldón, the island’s main settlement. The drive to Detif is particularly picturesque with the ocean on both sides of the road as you navigate the narrow strip leading to the headland.

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