Chiloe

Tierra Chiloe

Overview

Immerse yourself in the best of the archipelago

Head to the east coast of Chiloe Island in Southern Patagonia, and you’ll discover Tierra Chiloe Hotel and Spa, just half an hour from the island’s capital Castro. Inspired by the Chiloe’s traditional Palafito houses, they stand on stilts and boast floor to ceiling windows. Looking out towards the Hudson Channel and Pullao Bay, the views are stunning. In fact, each of the 24 rooms offers you outstanding sea views.

When it comes to interiors and design, all of the furniture and art has been created by Chilean artists together with local craftsmen. The result is a welcoming and warm lodge, full of comfort and character. Here you’ll find plenty of places to unwind with a book, or simply admire the view.

The mystical island is steeped in history and full of fascinating stories. The main industry here is fishing, and all seafood served at the lodge is seasonal and locally sourced. Make sure you order a fresh, delicious Pisco sour.

Facts

At a glance

  • 25 rooms

  • Spa

  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pool

  • Farm to table restaurant

Community & Culture

Tierra Chiloe shares a strong link with the local community, many of whom work with them – from the slippers provided for each guest, hand-knitted by neighbours, to working with local farmers who supplement the organic harvest from the lodge's orchards and vegetable gardens.

Conservation

The hotel is set beside the Pullao Wetlands which are home to a variety of shorebirds. Spend some time looking and you could spot curved-billed curlews, Hudsonian godwits, Chilean flamingos, Chilean plovers and black-necked swans. Together with the Center for Conservation and Study of Natural Heritage (CECPAN), the lodge aims to promote the sustainable management and protection of the wetlands. Almost half of the land on which the lodge stands has been planted with fruit, vegetable and herbs, including native plants like hazelnut, nalca and rosehip. The hotel’s terrace has large wicker baskets of flowers which you’ll sometimes find decorating the dishes.

Footprint

One of the most unique things about Tierra Chiloe is its striking architecture. The local community assisted with its construction and many of them are still part of the hotel’s team. During a study of the land conditions, natural energy sources were identified, which in turn informed the design of the building. The structure is positioned in such a way that the light and heat of the sun is absorbed through thermopanel windows. Natural cross-ventilation helps keep the air inside fresh, and efficient lighting helps to reduce the use of fossil fuels. The hotel is heated using renewable biomass energy.

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