If you follow Route 5 south from the turn-off for Chonchi, after 70km you reach QUELLÓN – the end of the Panamerican Highway, which spans almost the entire length of two continents, and the end of Chiloé. Formerly a logging port, Quellón is now a scruffy commercial fishing port of growing importance, with fishermen in rubber boots loitering around the pier. It’s based around three east–west streets that run parallel to the coast: the seafront costanera (Miramar and Pedro Montt); Ercilla, north of the costanera; and Ladrilleros, further north still. The main reason to come here is to catch a ferry across to Chaitén or down to Chacabuco, or to organize transportation to Parque Tantauco.

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