Chiloé Island is the largest island of the Chiloé Archipelago off the coast of Chile, in the Pacific Ocean.
The wooden churches of Chiloe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site and are a unique architectural phenomenon in the Americas. Unlike classical Spanish colonial architecture, the churches of Chiloé are made entirely in native timber with extensive use of wood shingles. The churches were built from materials to resist the Chiloé Archipelago’s humid and rainy oceanic climate.
Castro is famous for its palafitos, traditional wooden stilt houses which were common in many places in Chiloé. Some of them are preserved in the town district Gamboa in the west of the town in a bay called Fiordo de Castro.
Sunset Explosion over the beaches in Chiloe Island
Time Lapse of the ferry to Chiloe Island