"THE GREAT ISLAND OF CHILOE" Top 5 Page for this destination Isla Chiloé by Aquamantos

Isla Chiloé Travel Guide: 42 reviews and 175 photos

Magic in the air...

This island belongs to the X Region of Chile.

Lenght: 180 km
Width: 50 km
Population: 124.400 (INE 2002)
Communes: Castro, Ancud, Quemchi, Dalcahue, Curaco de Velez, Quinchao, Puqueldon, Chonchi, Queilen and Quellon.
People is mainly concentrated in Ancud and Castro.

The Island is separated from the continent by the Chacao's canal (2 km of width aprox.)

Fishing is the main economic activity here.


INE = Institute of National Statistics

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful landscapes, friendly people.....it's simply magic!
  • Cons:Too rainy during winter time
  • Last visit to Isla Chiloé: Dec 1991
  • Intro Updated Aug 31, 2003
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  • elpariente's Profile Photo
    Jul 13, 2006 at 2:33 PM

    I agree with you . Chiloe has some "magic"

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Nov 2, 2004 at 3:15 AM

    That old wooden church really does have a unique look to it!! The colourful houses remind me of the French Acadian ones here in New Brunswick! Nice page.

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2004 at 2:41 AM

    Goodness, people are very friendly there. I think I must go to Chiloe.

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Jan 29, 2004 at 10:20 PM

    Chiloe really is a beautiful spot on this earth! Thanks for a nice little page, Karin!

  • Maillekeul's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2003 at 2:44 PM

    I would have liked to stop here...

  • jcots's Profile Photo
    Sep 18, 2003 at 9:41 AM

    Parece un sitio lindisimo para visitar, en que ciudad del pais esta cerca exactamente?? Muy interesante!!!

  • BURGUN's Profile Photo
    Sep 12, 2003 at 1:09 PM

    i liked your pages...well done.

  • sachara's Profile Photo
    Aug 26, 2003 at 4:47 AM

    Great page, what a lovely place.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jul 28, 2003 at 3:48 PM

    Beautiful pictures and excellent info. Interesting architecture of houses and beautiful lake especially after rain in your travelogue !

  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2003 at 2:15 PM

    The architecture on the island is nice, all these colors. Great page.

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