Isla de Chiloe Journals

An identity all its own: Chiloe

An October 2003 trip to Isla de Chiloe by quinius

Quote: Chiloe is a large island located right of the coast of Chile. Chiloe is quite different from most Chilean towns, but we soon learned that if you are looking for an adventure and to be in a place at the heart of Chilean culture, then Chiloe is your destination.

An identity all its own: Chiloe

Overview

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When you are on your way into Castro or Ancud, you might think that you are rolling into Dublin or Scotland with all of the hills and trees dotting the lush, green countryside around you. But no, you are in Chiloe, one of the best places to experience Chilean culture. From the seafood stew curanto, to the historical wooden churches, and even the relaxed, laid-back attitudes of the people, Chiloe should be on your destination list if you want to continue your adventures and experience the culture in a new way.Quick Tips: Be open for anything when you're traveling, even if that means leaving randomly one day with three Israelis you just met and going to the National Park to camp, only ...Read More

Curanto (Seafood Stew)

Restaurant | "Seafood Stew: Curanto"

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I can't say if you're going to like it, but all I can do is tell you about it and say you should try it at least once. I'm talking about the unique Chilean stew, curanto. Curanto is a mixture of sausage, beef, seafood, and potatoes all thrown together as a stew. I am a fan of curanto, but I know many who were not. Don Octavio made a really good curanto, if you are looking to try it, for around $10. They had an extensive menu with many seafood options if you are looking for something else. They also had an extensive wine list to go with your seafood. Don Octavio probably isn't the five-star dining you are searching for, but it is a definite bargain with its range of well-prepared dishe...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 1, 2005

Curanto (Seafood Stew)
Pedro Montt 261
Isla de Chiloe, Chile
+56 632-855

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quinius

quinius
Waco, Texas

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