The archipelago of Chiloé can be found in southern Chile. It is made up of the Isla Grande de Chiloé together with countless smaller islands and minor islets. The archipelago has a surface area of 9,181 km². The archipelago of Chiloé was formed by the sinking of the Chilean coastal range, only the peaks of which rise up above the surface of the ocean. The main Island of Chiloé has a rectangular shape, with protuberances at the Lacuy peninsula, the Rilán peninsula and indents formed by the Bay of Cucao and the Dalcahue channel. The western coast is exposed to the Pacific Ocean and is steep and with no natural ports.
Activities in Chiloé
One of the main things to do in Chiloé is to visit the beaches dotted around the island, where you can participate in a range of nautical sports. The best beaches on the island are found in Dalcahue.
Visit Ancud and Castro. Ancud is a city well known for its colonial style architecture, exemplified by its churches. The Plaza de Armas in Castro is an important point of interest in the city together with its Regional Museum, where you can find a collection of traditional Chilote objects, including items made from wood and steel as well as musical instruments. The San Francisco church, declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO, is another must see in Castro. It was built between 1910 and 1912.
We recommend visiting the Museum of Modern Art of Chiloé, which was built to exhibit contemporary art, in all of its forms, and free of ideological or religious criteria, in a dignified and independent environment.