Why We Like This Lodge

  • Set on a bay overlooking an archipelago of smaller islands, the remote Tierra Chiloé is located a convenient 30-minute drive from the capital Castro on the banks of the Rilán peninsula, or 45 minutes from the main airport
  • The hotel’s 24 rooms are warm and cosy with rugs and throws, woven from local lambs wool, as well as Jacuzzi bathtubs and panoramic views over the bay and to the islands of the archipelago
  • Daily choice of half- and full-day excursions on foot, horse, bike, by vehicle, kayak or on board the hotel’s traditional wooden boat 'Williche'; group sizes are limited to eight guests to ensure personal attention
  • Steeped in tradition, a journey to Tierra Chiloé is as much about the island's rich and magical culture as it is about its beautiful landscapes
  • Flights from Santiago to Castro operate four times a week and there are daily flights from Santiago to Puerto Montt, which is a 4.5-hr drive from the hotel


The hotel offers a select choice of tailored excursions designed to reveal the magic of the island. These include both half and full-day excursions, by foot, horse, bike and kayak. Guests can visit the UNESCO World Heritage churches, famous for their wooden shingles and unique design, and enjoy wandering through local markets where everything from fresh fish to handmade textiles are on display.

Bird watching is a popular option as the property is located next to wetlands, which are home to a variety of migratory birds. In addition, you can book exclusive trips through the fiords and canals on the hotel's traditional vessel, the 'Williche'.

Boat trips

There are two full-day boat trips to choose from, both of which provide an astonishing exhibition of the beauty of the area, geologically and culturally, and its wildlife. The first excursion begins at the magical town of Tenaun and sails through the waterways between the islands of the archipelago, with visits to the only heritage church on the island, the original palafitos (stilt houses), and the Don Checo Museum. You're then able to choose between kayaking, hiking, or a Zodiac ride.

The second excursion starts with a visit to the island of Chelín, then follows a woodland hike before heading over to the island of Quehui. The area's unique geography allows you to sail to the heart of the island by way of the Pindo Estuary’s calm waters. Here, you can kayak, sail the shoreline by Zodiac boat, or bicycle on nearby trails to cliffs with gorgeous views.

Tierra Chiloé Hotel, Chiloé Island, Chile

Tierra Chiloé Hotel


Many different cycling trails are possible from the hotel, with levels varying from relaxed to difficult. Recommendations can be made regarding intensity and particular areas you'd like to visit before you set out.

The rides begin from the hotel, and take you through the village of San Jose, then into woods and open fields, and past the church and cemetery. The entire path is unpaved with a privileged view of the coastal mountains.

Tierra Chiloé

Horseback riding

Horse-riding from Terra Chiloé Hotel, Chiloé Island, Chile

Horse-riding from Terra Chiloé Hotel

You can enjoy a variety of horseback rides perfect for close-up exploration of the island and hotel surroundings, in the company of the hotel’s horseman. The smaller Chilote horses are the perfect ride for the island’s geography.

The Village of San Jose excursion is an easy half-day ride through heart of the village, with unique views of the Andes Mountains. The medium-difficulty Shipyard excursion begins on the beach, with potential dolphin sightings, and incorporates fields, farmland, and the countryside. On the Pellul – Quento Beach excursion, more experienced riders travel to Quento Beach, with a panoramic view toward Castro, the capital of Chiloé.

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Harriet says

For me, the gem of the hotel is the ‘Wiliche’, the wooden boat. Whilst out on her, we pulled up alongside a small, local fishing boat to see what they were catching. We were offered some of their catch – local mussels and clams. Later in the afternoon the captain cooked these up with white wine, garlic and onions – delicious and so fresh.

Harriet Pike Head of Swoop Patagonia

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About Hotel Chiloé

Location and seasonality

Tierra Chiloé is a welcoming lodge on the island of Chiloé, on the coast of Northern Patagonia. Sitting on 10 hectares of land where the sea meets the countryside, the hotel overlooks the islands of the southern archipelago.

San José is the closest village, whilst the island's capital, Castro, is 18km away. The nearest airport is Mocopulli – Castro (MHC), 30mins drive from the hotel. Commercial flights from Chile’s capital, Santiago (2.5hr flight time) land here several times a week. The airport at Puerto Montt (PMC) receives several flights daily from Santiago (2hr flight) and is approximately 3hrs drive from the hotel.

Tierra Chiloé is open from spring through until the end of fall (1st Oct to 31st April). It's closed during the southern hemisphere winter months (May–September).

Tierra Chiloé

Food and drink

Food is inspired by the traditional cuisine of Chiloé and a variety of local produce is sourced, including succulent oysters, farm fresh eggs and daily catch from the surrounding waters. One of Chiloé’s most traditional dishes, Curanto, is served - a delicious stew of shellfish, fish, potatoes and meat, cooked on hot stones in the ground.

Guests can also enjoy an extensive list of Chilean wines, artisan beers and classic cocktails. 

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Spa, pool and gym

Breathe in the fresh sea air whilst relaxing in the hotel’s ‘Uma Spa’. With an indoor and outdoor pool, sauna, steam room, relaxation areas, and a selection of therapies and massages, you can look forward to enjoying a different aspect of the spa each day. Guests also have use of a well-equipped gym.

Please note that therapies and treatments are an additional cost, payable locally.

Tierra Chiloé Hotel, Chiloé Island, Chile

Tierra Chiloé Hotel

Common spaces

The inviting, friendly atmosphere imbues the range of common spaces throughout the hotel.

Map out your next walk or research the local wildlife you've spotted during your rambles in the reading room, meet other travellers in the TV lounge or bar, or gaze upon the surroundings from the living room or terraces. Interiors are carefully decorated with hand-made textiles and woodcarvings, echoing the island ́s culture, and WiFi is available throughout the hotel.

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Swoop says

If you are looking to immerse yourself in local culture and beautiful scenery but not scrimp on the comfort level, then this hotel would make a wonderful addition to any itinerary to Patagonia.

Dates & Rates

Open from October 1st to April 30th, this luxury lodge provides adventure and relaxation throughout the Patagonian summer.

2023-24 prices start from USD $2,610 per person based on two people sharing a double room for three nights.

2024-25 prices start from USD $2,610 per person based on two people sharing a double room for three nights.

Minimum stay in the 2023-24 season is three nights, except in peak season (20th Dec to 6 Jan) when it's four nights.

From October 2024 one and two night programs with limited services are available. Contact us for more details. 

These prices include:

  • Transfers between the Hotel and Castro Airport (for two night stays upwards)
  • Transfers between the Hotel and Puerto Montt Airport (for three night stays upwards)
  • All meals (American breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Open bar (soft drinks, mineral water, juices, house wines, beers and liquors)
  • Exclusive daily (shared) guided excursions: two half-day or one full-day (for two or three night stays)
  • Exclusive daily (shared) guided excursions: one half-day (for one night stays)
  • Full use of all the hotel facilities, including the heated pools, saunas and jacuzzi

Room types

Tierra Chiloé has 24 rooms including two suites. From every room, guests have their own panoramic view over the sea towards either the inland Pacific Ocean or the Pullao Bay. Enjoy the wonderful views and the constantly changing light on the water, as well as watching the many birds that dwell here.

Warm and cosy, the decoration includes hand-dyed rugs and throws woven from local lambswool.

All rooms have WIFI, a safe deposit box, central heating, interior showers, bathtub, and hairdryers.

Superior Pullao rooms

Superior Pullao rooms at Tierra Chiloe

Pullao rooms exude a cosy charm, adorned with traditional island aesthetics like wood panelling and warm shades.

The rooms feature large, plush beds aligned with expansive windows. Each room presents enchanting views of the Pullao Wetlands, home to a diverse array of shorebirds.

10 of these rooms are designed to connect, forming spacious family apartments accommodating up to six guests. Ask us about the 'superior family rooms' for more details.

Superior Rilan rooms

Rilan Toom, Tierra Chiloe

Unwind in the tranquil embrace of Tierra Chiloe's Rilan rooms, with serene ocean vistas from your bed. Gaze out over the inland sea and bask in the calm of sunrise and sunset painting the waters.

Embodying the lodge's ethos, the rooms feature neutral hues and natural materials, complementing the handcrafted rugs and bed throws, lovingly woven by the local Chilote community.

After a day of adventuring around Chiloé Island and its waters, the Jacuzzi bathtub awaits to soothe and rejuvenate you!


Suites at Tierra Chiloe

Generously sized suites offer the perfect upgrade to your stay at Tierra Chiloé.

There are two available, both of which look out over the inland Pacific Ocean and Pullao Wetlands with huge windows to soak up the personal view. You’ll find lounge spaces clad in hand-crafted furniture and locally sourced materials; be inspired by the region before even leaving your room.

Feel right at home with deep-soak bathtubs and hand-knitted slippers made of the softest Chilean wool (yours to keep).

Trips that visit Tierra Chiloé

Explore Chiloé Island by Land and Sea

Relax in this stunning lodge on the shores of fabled Chiloé, where you'll base yourself and discover this fascinating island steeped in history. A flexible itinerary allows you to choose your daily excursions, with expert guides for both active and…

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