Attractions

Top Choice Pier in Parque Nacional Chiloé

Muelle de las Almas

Shrouded in folklore and Huilliche mythology, Chiloé's 'Dock of Souls' was built in 2007 by architect Marcelo Orellana. The curved boardwalk spans 17m along an outrageously cinematic landscape and seemingly disappea…
Top Choice Church in Tenaún & San Juan

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Patrocinio

The magnificent Unesco-listed church (1837), for which the town is named (Tenaún means 'three mounts') has been meticulously restored down to the last shingle. Its three beautiful blue towers and star-adorned facade…
Top Choice Church in Castro

Iglesia San Francisco de Castro

Italian Eduardo Provasoli chose a marriage of neo-Gothic and classical architecture in his design for the elaborate Iglesia San Francisco, one of Chiloé's Unesco gems and finished in 1912 to replace an earlier churc…
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 held together by woode…
Top Choice Museum in Ancud

Centro de Visitantes Inmaculada Concepción

Don't even think about visiting Chiloé's Unesco-listed churches without first stopping in at this excellent museum housed in the former Convento Inmaculada Concepción de Ancud (1875). It's home to wooden scale model…
Top Choice Museum in Ancud

Museo Regional de Ancud Aurelio Bórquez Canobra

The worthwhile museum, casually referred to as Museo Chiloé, offers interesting displays tracking the history of the island, including a full-sized replica of the Ancud, which sailed the treacherous fjords of the St…
Nature Reserve in Parque Tantauco

Parque Tantauco

Created and owned by Chilean business magnate and current president Sebastián Piñera (and run by his foundation, Fundación Futura), this private nature preserve is the only place in Chile outside Torres del Paine th…
Church in Castro

Iglesia Nuestra Señora de Gracia de Nercón

Just 4km south of Castro is another of Chiloe's Unesco-recognized churches, restored in 2012. Built from cypress and larch wood between 1887 and 1888, its prominent 25m tower can be viewed from Ruta 5. Notable inter…
Pier in Chepu

Muelle de la Luz

This larger and newer version of Chiloé's mystical and famous Muelle de las Almas is reached via a 45-minute boat ride from Muelle Anguay near Refugio Lugar de Encuentro in Chepu. Attractively perched on a pier drop…
National Park in Parque Nacional Chiloé

Parque Nacional Chiloé

The 430-sq-km Parque Nacional Chiloé, 30km west of Chonchi and 54km west of Castro, is well-known for its abundance of Chilote wildlife (including 110 different types of bird as well as foxes). Even the reclusive pu…