What a great success was not excluding the island of Chiloe to our tour of Chile. We doubted it at first because we lost time, had to cross by ferry, etc. It is a beautiful island. We took the ferry to Puerto Montt, and even the trip was worth it, we stood on deck to watch the landscape and to smoke a cigarette - we saw sea lions, seals and otters swim around the ferry for the 90 km-long journey. We arrived in Ancud and we were surprised by stilts, houses resting on a sort of wooden stakes built over the water, and beautiful churches. Pinguinera Puñihuil is 30 km from Ancud and within the islets of Puñihuil, which are very close to the beach, there is a habitat for Humboldt and Magellanic penguins. We arrived and got fisherman overalls and a waterproof raincoat with boots sewn in, we then got on a boat that took us close to the islets. We were accompanied by a German volunteer who had lived there a while and took a departure to photograph the young. No one saw.
We went on holiday this year to Chiloe and we were lucky to be in the Fort Ahui, which has wonderful panoramic view. The experience is unforgettable, all the way from the center of Ancud fort itself, the transport was very entertaining as it was run by locals who all knew each other and explained the micro stops we you taking at almost every house, either for residents to alight or for deliveries. It was good as we were fascinated by the country and its roots. But the best part was the hostel which offered us seafood empanadas on our return from a visit to the hot fort. Then the same people showed us how to get down to the beach - we were directed across the bridge before the fort ... And we found the best, wonderful beach that has nothing to envy to others in the Caribbean .. really this country from north to south has unexplored places saved from destruction as urbanization does not demolishes them. I encourage everyone to visit the Fort Ahui, it is an experience not to forget.
This is a magnificent, unspoilt natural area with clear air perfect for walking, climbing and surfing. It is one of the many beautiful coasts near the city of Ancud, with diverse flora and fauna, friendly people and a relaxed atmosphere. Nearby there are restaurants and inns services to assist tourists.
Now to get to the island of Chiloe is an adventure in itself, crossing the Chacao canal backed by various snowy volcanoes, after passing through Angelmó and having eaten seafood in its beautiful stilt houses. Getting to the island and travelling through areas flanked by rolling hills, seeing typical local buildings, churches with Larch shingles, well, it's a must-see, I invite you to Chile, to the south, .... you will be surprised...