Ancud

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Ancud

The magical island of Chiloé

The green island of Chiloé is enchanting with marvellous bays and long sandy beaches. To the west is the wild open Pacific with its pounding surf and to the east a number of picturesque small islands. On clear days you have fantastic views of the volcanoes on the mainland that seem to rise up out of the sea. In Chiloé you can enjoy a lasting sense of rural calm.

Activities and places to visit in Chiloé

  • Ancud Ancud is the base for several day trips along the east and west coast. Local fish and shellfish restaurants serve traditional dishes from the island.
  • Puñihuil penguin and sea lion colony Penguins nest alongside sea lions, dolphins and aquatic birds on the beautiful secluded beach of Puñihuil.
  • Península lacuy Small roads lead to fishing villages and deserted beaches. Farmers live right on the waterfront where they live from what the sea and the land offer.
  • Caulin bird santuary A wide variety of land and sea birds nest in this bay. In winter time flamingos come from the north of Chile to this tranquil place.
  • Chepu River Boat trips, hiking and fishing are the main activities in this area of splendid beauty. Across the river is the northern part of the National Park of Chiloé.

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