Top things to do in Achao

Top Choice Church in Achao

Iglesia Santa María de Loreto

Achao's 18th-century Jesuit church, on the south side of the Plaza de Armas, is Chiloé's oldest (1740). Crowned by a 25m tower, the World Heritage site has alerce shingles; the whole structure is held together by wo…
Top Choice Seafood in Achao

Restaurante El Medan

Simple El Medan has no menu – you get what's procured fresh at the fish market across the street. Think cazuela, fried fish, paila marina (seafood stew), baked salmon and the like, with four daily-changing options a…
Viewpoint in Achao

Mirador Alto la Paloma

If you're driving into Achao, don't miss this cinematic viewpoint along the road just a few kilometers outside town – the whole of Achao Bay, neighboring islands and the mainland across the water to Chaitán is spect…
Chilean in Achao

Mar y Velas

Overlooking the bustling jetty (and usually a thick blanket of intimidating fog) is this recommended seafood restaurant with an extensive menu. Try the house-style fish smothered in cheese, sausage and mussels.
Market in Achao

Grupo Artesanal Llingua

The Grupo Artesanal Llingua, artisans from the nearby Isla Llingua, host a well-stocked market of crafts, including woven coffee cups, handbags and breadbaskets. It's only open on high-season days when the ferry com…
Handicrafts in Achao

Feria Municipal Achao

In a clearly half-hearted attempt at competing with Dalcahue's excellent crafts market, Achao has built a small crafts market on the water. It's decent enough for a variety of woolens and funky wooden tree magnets w…
Museum in Achao

Museo de Achao

Museo de Achao highlights aspects of the Chono people of Achao and other indigenous groups in Chiloé. Wood products, weavings, stones and plants used for tinting materials are all elegantly presented with informativ…