The 430 square kilometers (166 square miles) of Isla Grande de Chiloé National Park (Chile) make it an ideal place to go on vacation and discover nature as it is. The Park It is made up two sectors they differ from each other dramatically both in terms of scenery and access.
Densely populated, the sector Ana and, to the south, is easier to access from the coastal town of Cucao. Anay is very popular with backpackers, especially for the well-known trail Tepual. This trail is almost a kilometer away and is covered in about 40 minutes. You will be able to observe the immense twisted trunks of its trees that are found along the entire route.
The path Dunes, it is a longer way. This trail will lead you to the Beach of dunes located near Cacao. The walks through the park will give you the opportunity to meet the Chiloé fox, the natives of the Big Island, and the small deer that inhabit the area.
Accessible only during the driest months (from January to March) the Chepu It is located in the northern part of the Chiloé National Park. The sector is home to a large population of birds (especially penguins. Getting to this part of the park is difficult since you have to take a detour on a complicated gravel road called Coipomó, about 20 km (12 miles) south of Ancud. From there, you will have a whole walk ahead of some 90 minutes until you reach the northern border of the park.
Where to Go in Chile: Chiloé - Find your Chile (September 2020)
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