Simple hospedajes and remote agroturismo options dominate the sleeping arrangements in Chiloé, but the island is also home to some of Southern Chile's best boutique lodges, especially in the Rilán Peninsula. Bigger cities like Casto and Ancud offer the most diverse sleeping options and both have several good hostels. Camping options are prevalent throughout most of the island.
Chiloé's distinct local specialities derived from a ménage à trois of cooking traditions of the now-extinct Chono people (the island's original indigenous inhabitants), along with Huilliche and Spanish influences. Curanto is Chiloé's most famous dish, a hodgepodge stew of shellfish, pork and chicken traditionally cooked in a hole in the ground under a pile of nalca (a rhubarb-like plant) leaves – don't leave the island without trying it.