Visit Chiloé, Chile's Largest Island

By esmith, December 2012

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Chiloé is the large island about two thirds of the way down skinny Chile. Chiloé is the largest of the islands that break off the continent at that point, and is often referred to in Spanish as the “large island of Chiloé” (la gran isla de Chiloé). Historically, many people living there work in the fishing industry or in maritime security, but tourism, the markets and restaurants are also growing.

The island is culturally important to Chileans, with a large number of UNESCO-designated wooden churches scattered around Chiloé and the smaller islands nearby, which are reached by ferry.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Patagonia Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Patagonia.

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