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Tierra Chiloé

An iconic and idyllic hotel and spa on Chile's Chiloé Archipelago with stunning Pacific Ocean views.

Overview

Located in the Chiloé Archipelago off the coast of Chile, Tierra Chiloé pairs quintessential island lifestyle with modern comfort. Each of the 24 rooms is a peaceful oasis from the ever-changing weather of the island, making the lodge the ideal launchpad for your adventures in Chile.

Life at Tierra Chiloe Hotel and Spa

As you stroll through Tierra Chiloe hotel and spa, you’ll spot locally woven fabrics and hand-crafted furniture, all selected to highlight the culture and heritage of Chiloé. But, no matter where you are within the lodge, the views are the stars of the show. Panoramic windows in the guest rooms and restaurant afford unspoiled Pacific Ocean views.

After waking to watch the sunrise over the ocean from the comfort of your bed, head to Uma Spa. Heated stone floors lead the way to two heated pools, a sauna, and treatment rooms. Indulge in a massage or a body wrap using local ingredients. Afterward, spend the afternoon gazing out at the Pullao wetland views from a lounge chair.

Whether you spent the day relaxing or exploring your surroundings, the evening brings a special treat. The lodge’s farm-to-table restaurant features all the best the local fishing village has to offer. Sample mussels, sea urchins, fresh bread. Not to be missed is the local specialty, curanto. Meat, potatoes, and sausage are slowly cooked atop hot rocks placed in a hole in the earth. Potato bread is added, and the ingredients are covered with nalca leaves to produce steam. The result is a delicious peek into local life that you aren’t likely to experience anywhere else.

Tierra Chiloe Excursions

Tierra Chiloe offers an endless array of outdoor activities designed to help you discover the beauty of this off-the-beaten-path destination. If you like seafood, choose a half-day trip to collect clams and other sea life. This authentic experience showcases the way of life of the local community and connects you to the foods you will enjoy at the lodge.

If you prefer to explore on horseback, a half-day trip takes you over countryside fields and farmland towards the village of San Jose. While riding on the beach, you may even spot dolphins. Finally, lace up your hiking boots for a full-day trek to explore three different sea, sand, and forest landscapes. While walking across sand dunes and through native forests, you will enjoy views of rugged cliffs and the ocean beyond. You will even cross through the abandoned Quilan Estate.

Once a gold panning site and the area’s most important sheep ranch, the estate was destroyed in a 1960 earthquake. With biking, hiking, and cultural excursions available, you will find more than enough to pack your schedule. The lodge’s expert guides will assist in selecting the best activities to suit your interests and fitness level.

Sustainability at Tierra Chiloe Chile

Tierra Chiloe hotel and spa is dedicated to protecting and preserving the biodiversity of the Rilán Peninsula. The lodge is a low-impact building created with innovative construction methods and efficient technologies. To prevent energy loss, the geometric structure is oriented so that light and heat are absorbed through thermopanel windows.

Likewise, natural cross ventilation cools and freshens the air while preventing excess energy usage. All of this is done while maximizing the visual appeal of the building. The eye-catching architecture is inspired by the stilted palafitos homes in the nearby fishing villages and was constructed with the help of local community members, many of whom still work at the lodge.

There is something for everyone at Tierra Chiloe. Couples will fall for the deep-soak tubs and Chilean-wool slippers in the suites. At the same time, parents and multi-generational travelers will appreciate the ten interconnecting rooms which can form family apartments sleeping up to six guests. What memories will you make at Tierra Chiloe?

Itineraries & Prices

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Arrival, Signature Cocktail Lesson, Low Tide & Curanto Ritual

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Tierra Chiloé. This day is completely customizable.

AM: Our Bartender will welcome you with a Signature Cocktail Lesson. Taste our local liquors made out of murta and calafate and discover the unique Sirena vodka, which is hand crafted from heirloom Chilote potatoes. Learn about local ingredients and try some of the barman’s creations: Nalca Sour and the characteristic Ulmo Sour: a unique drink of Chilean pisco and local Ulmo honey.

PM: After lunch at the hotel, enjoy an activity that is alive and fundamental to this day for the Chilote family. We will wait until the tide is low to collect many types of seafood, especially clams. It will connect us vividly to the experience of ocean life. We will take our catch to the kitchen and enjoy a fresh seafood delight.

When evening comes, our chef makes the local specialty, the traditional “curanto”. This celebratory preparation -which is often accompanied by a live accordion player, is done in a hole, in contact with mother earth. It cooks slowly on hot rocks stacked with choritos (a local bivalve), meat, native potatoes, and sausages. Chapaleles and milcaos (types of potato bread) must also be added and, on top, nalca leaves are placed, allowing the ingredients to steam cook. Enjoy your meal and learn about this ritual with the local farmers and fishermen.

Tierra Chiloé's 4-Day All Inclusive Program Day One - Cocktail Lesson.
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Quinchao Island

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Tierra Chiloé. This day is completely customizable.

AM: Our day begins by boarding the ferry to Quinchao Island, a quiet village that once a year transforms, receiving hundreds of tourists for one of the archipelago’s most important religious festivals. We will head toward Achao, the island capital, and walk along its bay until arriving at the church. Depending on the time of year, we will see the work of local artisans.

After that we will head to Curaco de Vélez with its more than 100-year-old houses whose colorful shingles continue to delight. We will taste freshly caught local oysters, widely known for their fresh and mineral flavor. There we will visit a local organic farm owned by Sandra, a Williche woman who has preserved ancestral farming techniques. We will have a typical Chilote lunch with her and learn about the work of local farmers and their famous crops of native potato and giant garlic.

PM: In the afternoon we will take a trip by land to Dalcahue, to which artisans travel every weekend from the farthest islands to sell their weavings, baskets and woodwork at the age-old traditional market. Here we will enjoy the typical delight of this area: seafood turnovers. Upon our arrival to the hotel, we will enjoy a Chilean wine tasting accompanied by local snacks.

Tierra Chiloé's 4-Day All Inclusive Program Day Two - Quinchao Island.
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Mechuque Island

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Tierra Chiloé. This day is completely customizable.

AM: Chiloé’s surrounding, smaller islands are a treasure trove of wildlife and cultural heritage waiting to be discovered. Begin with a short tour of Tenaún, a quaint port town of few residents which has a striking central church.

Boarding the boat in Tenaún, a windswept 45-minute voyage will take you to the Chauques archipelago, a beautiful maze of interconnecting waterways and landmasses. Mechuque is our first stop.

PM: Your afternoon can then be spent kayaking the serene canals of Chauques, as local ancestors did centuries ago, or taking the relatively easy hike up the Mechuque viewpoint, the perfect place for enchanting panoramic views of this picturesque island network. On our way back, we will taste some fresh oysters from the Chauques Islands.

As soon as we arrive to the hotel, we will ride or travel by car to the town of San José to witness the ritual of the Chochoca. This traditional food, which is part of Chiloé Archipielago cultural heritage, consists of native mashed potato mixed with flour and pork fat, plastered onto a long, thick wooden pole and cooked over an open fire.

Tierra Chiloé's 4-Day All Inclusive Program Day Three - Kayaking Excursion.
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Departure

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Tierra Chiloé. This day is completely customizable.

AM: Before taking your transfer back to the airport, why not spend your last moments at Tierra Chiloé enjoying a self-guided walk or taking the time for last photo opportunities around the peninsula.

If you want to explore more of this area, we recommend booking a complementary night at Puerto Varas. Located in the heart of the Lake District, this town makes for a fantastic addition to any adventure trip to Chiloé.


Tierra Chiloé's 4-Day All Inclusive Program Day Four - Departure.
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5 Day - All Inclusive Program

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Arrival & Historic sites of Castro

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Tierra Chiloé. This day is completely customizable.

AM: The beating heart of Chiloé lies in the island’s principal city of Castro. Its unique stilt houses, traditional churches and authentic craft markets make it the perfect start to your Chiloé adventure. This 16th century former stronghold of Chilean governance is shrouded in history and cultural influences.

We begin with a visit to the colorful Mercado Yumbel, a vibrant market full of local produce, freshly caught fish and rustic woven wares. From Yumbel, walk down to admire the town’s iconic stilt houses. The streets of the bay will lead you to Castro’s central church of San Francisco, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and nod towards the town’s 500-year old roots. No exploration would be complete without visiting the shipyards and carpentry school, an integral part of the island’s economy and cultural heritage.

PM: After lunch at the hotel, spend the afternoon either unwinding in the Uma Spa or discover the lodge grounds, orchards and gardens and the seashore before planning tomorrow’s activities with our guides.

Tierra Chiloé's 5-Day All Inclusive Program Day One - Castro Church.
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Mechuque Boat Exploration

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Tierra Chiloé. This day is completely customizable.

AM: The smaller, surrounding islands and islets of Chiloé are a treasure trove of wildlife, cultural heritage and scenery simply waiting to be discovered. Mechuque, in the Chauque Isles, is one of the loveliest. Boarding our boat – the Williche – a windswept 45-minute voyage will take you to the Chauques archipelago, a maze of interconnecting waterways and landmasses, with the town of Mechuque as our first stop.

PM: In the afternoon kayak through the serene canals of Chauques or walk up to the Mechuque viewpoint, before returning to Tierra Chiloé.

Tierra Chiloé's 5-Day All Inclusive Program Day Two - Boat Exploration.
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Muelle de las Almas, the ‘Pier of Souls’

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Tierra Chiloé. This day is completely customizable.

AM: The journey to the starting point of this hike takes you along the scenic shores of Huillinco Lake until you arrive at the beach of Cucao. There is a short drive south along the coast before the walk starts. At the beginning, the going is easy, through low-hanging trees stunted by the wind. You’ll continue through hilly terrain in the open, accompanied by native seabirds. You eventually arrive at the cliffs, where the coastal trail overlooks the ocean.

The “Muelle de las Almas” or Pier of Souls is perched above the sea, leading nowhere. Crafted by a local artist and sculptor, Chumono, the pier plays homage to the legend of the boatman Tempilcahue who takes the souls of the dead to their final resting place in the afterlife.

PM: We have a picnic lunch here and climb a nearby cliff to view the the resident sea lion colony below. Following the hike back to the van, we return to the hotel by the same lakeside road.

Tierra Chiloé's 5-Day All Inclusive Program Day Three - Cucao Beach.
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Quinchao Island

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Tierra Chiloé. This day is completely customizable.

AM: Our day begins by boarding the ferry to Quinchao and heading toward Achao, the island capital. After a walk along its bay and a visitit to its historic church, we will meet Sandra Naiman -a charming Williche woman, who will tell us about her organic orchard, the work of local farmers and their famous crops of native potato and giant garlic.

PM: After a delicious lunch, we will head to Curaco de Vélez with its more than 100-year-old houses whose colorful shingles continue to delight. We will then travel by land to Dalcahue, to which artisans travel every weekend from the farthest islands to sell their weavings, baskets and woodwork at the age-old traditional market.

Tierra Chiloé's 5-Day All Inclusive Program Day Four - Curaco de Vélez.
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Departure

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Tierra Chiloé. This day is completely customizable.

AM: Before taking your transfer back to the airport, why not spend your last moments at Tierra Chiloé making the most of Uma Spa, enjoying a self-guided walk or taking the time for last photo opportunities around the peninsula.

Tierra Chiloé's 5-Day All Inclusive Program Day Five - Spa facilities.
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Accommodations

Social Areas

Terrace
Spa
Pool
Pool & Spa
Lobby
El Mercado
Bar
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pool and spa at the tierra chiloe lodge, chile
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bar at tierra chiloe lodge

Suites & Cabins

Tierra Chiloé's Superior Rilan Room. Tierra Chiloé's Superior Rilan Room - View. Tierra Chiloé's Superior Rilan Room. Tierra Chiloé's Superior Rilan Room - Bathroom.

Superior Rilan Room

Guests
2
Size
30 m² / 322 ft²
Beds
Double / Twin

Relaxation and ocean views await you in our Rilan rooms. Overlooking the inland sea, you’ll be sure to find peace and serenity while watching the sunrise over the water.

The warm and inviting neutral colors and natural materials stay true to the rest of the lodge. You will surely notice the beautifully woven rugs and throws on the bed, all locally handmade by our Chilote neighbors.

The Jacuzzi bathtub is the perfect way to warm up and unwind after a day out exploring the island of Chiloé and its surrounding waters.

Tierra Chiloé's Superior Pullao Room - Twin. Tierra Chiloé's Superior Pullao Room - Bathroom. Tierra Chiloé's Superior Pullao Room - Double. Tierra Chiloé's Superior Pullao Room.

Superior Pullao Room

Guests
3
Size
34 m² / 365 ft²
Beds
Double / Twin

Our cozy Pullao rooms at Tierra Chiloé Island Resort are clad in traditional details from Chiloé Island with wood paneling and warm, inviting tones that complement the overall energy of the lodge.

The rooms have large comfortable beds that face wide windows. Each room offers views overlooking the Pullao Wetlands, which boast a rich array of shorebirds.

Enjoy deep-soak bathtubs and hand-knitted slippers made of the softest Chilean wool, which are yours to keep. What’s more, ten of these rooms can connect, creating family apartments that can sleep up to six people. The interconnecting rooms are perfect for a multi-generational group traveling together.


Tierra Chiloé's Suite. Tierra Chiloé's Suite. Tierra Chiloé's Suite.

Suite

Guests
2
Size
40-50 m² / 430-538 ft²
Beds
Double / Twin

Our generously-sized suites offer the perfect upgrade to your stay at Tierra Chiloé. Both suites look out over the inland Pacific Ocean and Pullao Wetlands from the bedrooms.

You can enjoy the wonderful sea view and the constantly changing light on the water, as well as watch the many birds that dwell here. You’ll find large, comfortable beds and lounge spaces clad in locally-sourced materials.

Enjoy deep-soak sea view bathtubs and hand-knitted slippers made of the softest Chilean wool, all to make you feel right at home.


Technical Information

Property Layout

Features

  • Connecting cabins
  • Pool / Jacuzzi
  • Massage room
  • Lecture room
  • Wheelchair access
  • WIFI available
  • Kosher Meals

Equipment

  • Kayaks / Canoes
  • Bicycles
** Use of certain equipment at additional cost, ask for details