Tiny Tenaún, 37km northeast from Dalcahue, is rural, but there is a very compelling reason to visit. The stunning blue Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Patrocinio is easily one of the most striking of the Chiloé's Unesco-listed wooden churches; its three azure towers will redefine your definition of clergy architecture. There's not a lot else to see and do, but if you're looking for the road less travelled – even though the road is paved now – Tenaún tempts with rural Chilote personality and a quirky seafaring ethos.
San Juan, 23km west of Tenaún, sits isolated on the shores of a spectacular bay at the bottom of a steep rural road. It lacks tourism infrastructure, but the setting is cinematic and it's home to another impressive Unesco-listed wooden church, La Iglesia de San Juan Bautista.