Are you looking for the best places to stay on Chiloe Island, Chile?
We’ve spent some time pulling together this list of best hotels, hostels, Airbnbs and even free camping spots on this Chilean island.
Now the only thing you have to worry about is finding the right one for your travel style and budget.
Chiloe Island offers those who step off the well trodden tourist route something quite unique. Unlike any other part of Chile, or even Patagonia, the Chilote landscape enchants.
Rolling hills, neat fields of potatoes and corn and occasional horizontal rain liken it to the Isle of Anglesey, in Wales more than the foothills of the Andes!
You can find most tourist accommodation in and around Castro and Ancud. Or you can follow our lead and park your camper van in some of the island’s perfect beaches and look out points.
With so much choice for such a small island, we’ve compiled a list of our personal recommendations for the best hotels, hostels and camping spots in Chiloe Island.
So now for the fun part. Get out there and experience Chiloe Island for yourself.
Explore the Chiloe archipelago by island hopping, dine on fabulous fresh seafood, hike in the dense forest of Chiloe National Park and photograph the colourful stilted houses in Castro.
Then crash out in the comfort of your camper van or hotel room with a weekend full of memories.
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- Find the best time to go to Patagonia for the things you enjoy.
- Book a cheap flight to Patagonia with Skyscanner. Better still, if you’re planning a long-term trip, ship your camper van to South America as we did!
- Plan a rough itinerary with an idea of how long you’ll stay in each place. But be flexible - Patagonia will get under your skin and you’ll wish you had more time. Get a copy of the Moon Patagonia travel guide to help you plan your itinerary.
- If you want to explore Patagonia in a rental car, make sure to book in advance. Especially if you travel between December and February. Get free comparison quotes with rentalcars.com.
- Check out our extensive and still growing guides to Patagonia for more information on both Chilean and Argentinian Patagonia with places to go, things to do and see & loads more.
- Book your accommodation in advance, at least for the first destination. For hotels, use booking.com. For apartments use Airbnb and get a discount on your first booking. For free camping, use the iOverlander app offline.
- Try to learn Spanish or at the very least have some basic phrases. English is widely spoken in the major tourist towns in the south, like El Calafate, El Chalten and Puerto Natales. Everywhere else, you’ll need some basic language skills to get the most out of your trip.
- Reserve your tours and activities in advance with Viator and Get Your Guide.
- Get your rucksack ready with our definitive Patagonia packing list.
- Go have the adventure of a lifetime!
We hope this helps you plan your travels in Patagonia. It’s an enormous region and one we completely adore. Yet we found it difficult to plan our first trip, so we've written extensively about it to help you out!
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