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Top Choice Microbrewery in San Juan Bautista

Cerveza Artesanal Archipiélago

Perched in the hills above San Juan Bautista, with sweeping ocean views, is the island's most surprising attraction: an award-winning microbrewery. Archipiélago beers owe their smooth finish to the fresh island wate…
Park in Parque Nacional Archipiélago Juan ­Fernández

Parque Nacional Archipiélago Juan Fernández

This national park covers the entire archipelago, a total of 93 sq km, though the township of San Juan Bautista and the airstrip are de-facto exclusions. In an effort to control access to the most fragile areas of t…
Historical in San Juan Bautista

Fiesta de Aniversario

On Día de la Isla, held on November 22, a massive celebration commemorates the day Portuguese sailor Juan Fernández discovered the archipelago in 1574. Festivities include a regatta and a 13km foot race from Punta d…
Seafood in San Juan Bautista

Salvaje Sándalo Restobar & Hospedaje

This friendly seafront restobar offers pizza, ceviche, empanadas and more. Locals come here for the good tunes and long list of cocktails – everything from negronis to mojitos and creative pisco sours. There's a spa…
Cave in San Juan Bautista

Cuevas de los Patriotas

Up a short footpath from Baron de Rodt and illuminated at night, these damp caverns sheltered Juan Egaña, Manuel de Salas and 300 other patriots exiled for several years during Chile's independence movement after th…
Rodeo in San Juan Bautista

Rodeo de Villagra

Held at the end of January or in early February, this is an island-wide rodeo festival with more cattle than you can possibly imagine live out here.
Religious in San Juan Bautista

Fiesta de San Pedro

The patron saint of fishermen is honored on June 29 with decorated boats forming a procession at sea.
Fort in San Juan Bautista

Fuerte Santa Bárbara

Built in 1749 to discourage incursions by pirates, these Spanish fortifications were reconstructed in 1974. To reach them, follow the path from Cuevas de los Patriotas, or climb directly from the plaza via Subida El…
Landmark in San Juan Bautista

Shell Holes & Dresden Plaque

Commemorating the battle between the British naval vessels Glasgow, Kent and Orama, and the German cruiser Dresden.