The largest island in the Chiloé Archipelago and the second largest island in South America, Chiloé Island stretches for over 8,300 square kilometres off southern Chile’s coast. Crowned by smaller islands scattered across the Sea of Chiloé, it shelters sloping green hills and tranquil waters to the east, while its western edge faces the Pacific Ocean’s untamed coastline. How do I get there?

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Explore verdant landscapes, winding waterways and hidden coves with exclusive access to unspoiled wilderness and rich cultural connections. The Chiloé Archipelago teems with lush plantlife across its many islands, flaunting Valdivian forests where a wide range of flora and fauna flourish, telling a story of natural evolution from the ice age all the way through the colonial era to the present day.

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Unforgettable encounters

The Chiloé Archipelago’s diverse landscapes, vast waterways and cultural icons beg to be explored, by boat, kayak, SUP, on horseback and on two feet! A tailor-made itinerary offers guests a wide range of guided excursions catering to individual interests and preferences.

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Horseback Riding

Saddle up for a gentle horseback ride along the age-old footpaths of the island villagers to appreciate the traditional way of life in Chiloé. Traverse mixed terrain at a relaxed pace, enjoying views of the pristine surrounds.

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Tepuhueico Park

This private conservation initiative holds 20,000 hectares of verdant wilderness. From tranquil Lake Tepuhueico to the Pacific Ocean, explore the unspoiled beauty of Valdivian rainforest.

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Quinchao Island

Embark on an unforgettable adventure by land and sea to Quinchao Island – known for its vibrant culture, traditional shingled buildings and the oldest UNESCO World Heritage listed church.

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Historic Castro

Explore Chiloé Island's vibrant capital city, Castro on this captivating tour. Discover the beating heart of Chiloé with its colorful traditional stilt houses, grand churches, bustling craft markets and local community.

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Kayak Rilán

Paddle out from the hotel pier on an unforgettable kayak journey to Rilán, spotting birdlife and dolphins on the way. Visit the World Heritage listed church and enjoy a walk through the township.

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Starting at picturesque Duhatao Bay, traverse the twisting coastal cliffs as they merge into deep forest. Explore the islet of Aulen before setting sail upstream with rewarding views of the Sunken Forest.

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The diversity of flora and fauna found in Chiloé is so overwhelming even Charles Darwin was taken aback on his visit here in 1834. In addition to the verdant forests, Chiloé is home to around a dozen wetlands, including the Pullao wetlands, a sanctuary for an astounding array of wildlife and adjacent to the hotel.

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Cutural connection


Steeped in centuries of isolation, the island’s identity is intricately linked to the sea, bestowed with quaint fishing villages, colorful stilted houses known as palafitos, ancient wooden churches and vibrant markets rich with local produce. Stormy skies and landscapes shrouded in mist provide an evocative backdrop for tales of fabled mythological characters, responsible for either destroying fishermen’s nets, blessing locals with an abundance of fish or wreaking havoc through storms if they’re in a bad mood!

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The people of Chiloé have adapted to the local conditions of the archipelago over thousands of years. Cattle drawn carts are still used to transport local produce such as elephant garlic and potatoes – of which there are nearly 300 varieties! Fishermen sell their daily catch, including robalo, pejerrey, trout, oysters and mussels fresh from the sea, in the local markets.

The seasons of Chiloé

Chiloé Island boasts a cool temperate oceanic climate with mild year-round temperatures. Regular rainfall nurtures its flourishing, vibrant ecosystem. Tierra Chiloé operates seasonally and welcomes guests during the warmer months from October-April each year (closed May-September). Chiloé Island boasts a cool temperate oceanic climate with mild year-round temperatures. Regular rainfall nurtures its flourishing, vibrant ecosystem. Tierra Chiloé operates seasonally and welcomes guests during the warmer months from October-April each year (closed May-September).




Summer is perfect for coastal exploration and outdoor adventures. Enjoy extended daylight and a refreshing sea breeze and take to the water or join the locals and celebrate one of the many summertime fiestas.
Daytime temperatures range from 11–18°C (52–64°F) in summer.




Fall is the prime time for keen photographers to visit Chiloé, as migratory birds make their annual pilgimage to the Pullao wetlands during the Autumn Equinox. Forest trails are also dotted with colorful fungi at this time of year.
Daytime temperatures range from 9-15°C (48–59°F) in fall.




The hotel is closed during winter as the season brings heavy rainfall and weather conditions can be challenging for outdoor excursions. Winter enthusiasts can find solace in skiing and snowboarding in the neighboring Lake District.
Daytime temperatures range from 4-11°C (39°F- 52°F) in winter.




Temperatures gradually rise during spring, making for comfortable conditions for hiking adventures or exploring via SUP or kayak. It’s breeding season for a number of bird and animal species so a great time to spot wildlife in their natural habitat.
Daytime temperatures range from 10-15°C (50-59°F) in spring.

Getting there

Tierra Chiloé is located on Chiloé Island in the Chiloé Archipelago, off the coast of Northern Patagonia. The nearest airport is Mocopulli in Castro (MHC), 30 minutes drive away. Commercial flights from Chile’s capital, Santiago, land several times a week via Puerto Montt on the mainland. Flight time is approximately 2.5 hours.

  • Flights

    International flights

    Daily flights operate from Europe to Santiago with Iberia, Air France/KLM, British Airways and LATAM. From North America, Delta, American Airlines, United, Air Canada and LATAM offer flights to Santiago from major cities including Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Atlanta, Houston and Miami in the United States and Toronto and Vancouver in Canada.

    From Australia there are direct flights with Qantas between Sydney and Santiago and with LATAM from Sydney via Auckland to Santiago. LATAM also offer direct flights between Melbourne and Santiago. For travel from Asia, the easiest routes to Chile are via New Zealand, Australia or the USA.

    Domestic and charter flights

    The easiest way to reach Chiloé is by plane from Santiago to Chiloé (Castro, Mocopulli Airport – MHC). The flight departs from Santiago and makes one stop in Puerto Montt before continuing to Castro, Chiloé.

    LATAMJetsmart and SKY operate several flights a week from Santiago to Chiloé. The flight from Santiago takes approximately 2.5 hours (1 hour 40 minutes to Puerto Montt and then 35 minutes from Puerto Montt to Castro). Alternatively, flights from Santiago to Puerto Montt operate on a daily basis and road transfers to the hotel (4.5 hour journey including a 45-minute ferry passage) can be arranged on request.

    Chartering a private plane to Mocopulli Airport is another option. Tierra Chiloé Reservations can assist bookings on request.

  • Airport transfers

    Airport transfers

    The hotel offers complimentary return transfers from Mocopulli Airport to Tierra Chiloé. We can also organize return road transfers from and to Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas.

    Private airport transfers

    Private airport transfers to and from Mocopulli Airport and Puerto Montt Airport (or for transfers outside the scheduled times) are available at an additional cost.

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Tierra Chiloé commands its hilltop perch with two shingle-clad guest wings stretched wide. Considered architecture combines local tradition with contemporary design, culminating in an inspired shelter that both respects and honors the pristine surrounds.

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Enchanting archipelago

With Tierra Chiloé as a luxury base, navigate the archipelago on boating or kayaking escapades, uncover UNESCO cultural treasures, cycle or trek through scenic landscapes, bask in the verdant forests and embark on horseback odysseys.

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Relaxing refuge

A warm cocoon nestled beneath the hotel, Uma Spa is the perfect place to rest, reflect and recover after a day of discovery, promising guests a physical and spiritual refuge and a menu of signature treatments to revitalise body and soul.

Heaven awaits