Chiloé Island audio tour: The Palafitos of Castro

About the Tour

Be pleasantly enchanted by the magical town of Castro. You'll be guided by a historian from New York bewitched over ten years ago by a local. Now is a great time to get acquainted with legends, myths and way of living on the Big Island of Chiloé. This relaxed stroll takes you from the center of Castro and along the shoreline. We'll hear about the characters and stories of this unique city by the sea.

Tour Producer


Alberto Rodriguez

I like to transmit the essence of the stories I have researched so that you can enjoy the visit.

Major Landmarks

  • Chileo Island Church of San Francisco

  • Plazuela Martín Ruiz de Gamboa

  • Municipal Museum Castro

Directions to Starting Point

The tour starts in the main plaza of Castro. The starting point is the feminine sculpture next to the touristic information office. You can get to the main plaza asking for it, or the big yellow church on it called la Iglesia de San Francisco. The statue where the tour starts is located between the touristic information office and the church.

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Places to stop along the way

Have a look inside the Municipal Museum along the way. The market at the end of the route is a great place to enjoy seafood or pick up a handmade sweater or liqueur.

Best time of day

The route is best enjoyed in the morning or afternoon.


Wear comfortable shoes and always be prepared for some rain.


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