LAND OF MYTHS & LEGENDS
A land of myths and legends, unique folklore and culinary traditions. Visiting Chiloé is like entering a magical world blessed in nature and culture. From the moment you first set foot on this extraordinary island, its singular identity will take you by surprise.
Discover its quaint palafitos – colorful houses built on stilts above the water – and enjoy the wit and warmth of the Chilote people whose traditions give this unique archipelago its inimitable character.
Explore this mythical island with its colorful wooden churches, 16 of which have been declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Try the traditional curanto, a dish of mixed seafood and other typical ingredients cooked over hot stones in the ground, and discover the hundreds of colorful potato varieties for which Chiloé is famous.
Classified as rainy maritime temperate, with average temperatures of 11º C and rainfalls that are more abundant in the western part of the island, asthe ones in the higher parts of the mountain range. It is characterized because it rains throughout the year, with cold wind chills. This allows the existence of lush greenery as nalcas, myrtles, quila, larch and tepú, representatives of the Valdivian evergreen forests.
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Nature lovers will delight in the island’s striking landscapes. Take one of the many trekking routes or hop in a kayak to explore awe-inspiring sea channels. The Chiloé and Tantauco National Parks will captivate you with their intense evergreen vegetation.
And when the time comes to leave this amazing place, don’t be too sad; eternal Chiloé will always be there, welcoming you back to discover yet more of its secrets.