The largest island on the Chiloe Archipelago, Chiloe is a beautiful wilderness of forests, wetlands and rolling foothills that lead to craggy mountains. Separated from the mainland by the Chacao Strait, this timeless island is a haven for wildlife and pre-Columbian culture left mostly untouched by the draw of tourism. The wild food movement goes into overload on this island, and the Chilote farmers have been harvesting natural produce from the land for thousands of years. You can dine on oysters and muscles plucked from the rocky coastline, mushrooms and wild herbs from the forests and fresh fish from the rivers. The cultural diversity of the island is represented in the colourful wooden houses hoisted on stilts above the water, Jesuit churches and native fishing villages.
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