If you ask anyone about the must see places in Chile, the chances are, Chiloé would be on the list. Chiloé is an island in the very north of Patagonia that you can reach by ferry from Puerto Montt.
Back in April, during our Autumn holiday from school, three friends and I headed over. If there was one thing I was expecting from Chiloé it was colour, which didn’t disappoint. And rain… because this region of Chile is known for its rain and grey skies.
Chiloé, and Castro especially, is famous for its palafitos, a word which took me a very long time to learn. I just kept saying “those houses on stilts that begin with the letter p‘. So what are palafitos? They are traditional wooden houses that are built on stilts. They tend to be colourful and just look so charming, especially on days where they are reflected into the water.
Thanks to some searching on Airbnb, we stayed in a cosy palafito with a wood fire and a beautiful view. It was really lovely to see how the tide went in and out depending on the time of day and it was so nice to come home each evening to the fire and knowing the water was right below you.And what’s not to love about the colours they are painted in! The different colours just added to the charm.I decided that this beautiful turquoise painted one was the colour for me!Chiloé is also known for its colourful wooden churches which are just so different from churches I have seen in other places. Each one is unique from the other and they catch you as you drive by. I just love how they all vary in shape, size and colour.We also managed to spot a couple of murals, just too add to the colour 😉 I loved this one which shows the rain of Chiloé, the mountain backdrop and their famous potatoes!
It’s always great to visit somewhere filled with colour, and Chiloé was one of those places! It was also such a great experience to stay in a palafito. Would you like to stay in one?
Welcome to the Wanderful Wednesday Link-up!
Click here to enter your link
Consider yourself a wanderer?! Well then, this Blog Hop is for you!
Here on Wanderful Wednesday we hope to promote an open and supportive community for like-minded bloggers- expats, travelers and all kinds of wanderers! The linkup will take place every Wednesday at 8:00am GMT.
Wanderful Wednesday Guidelines:
- Link up a wanderful travel related post below! One per blogger per week please!
- Spread the LOVE! Blog Hops are all about hopping around & getting to know others within the community! At the very least please try to comment on one other post before you go!
- Let’s get Social! Really liked a post you read? Don’t be shy! Share your favorites on Social Media! You can use the hashtag: #wanderfulwednesday
- Don’t forget to grab the button and link back to your wanderful hosts! Help us spread the word and let’s get others involved!