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‘Enjoy memorable excursions, boating trips and traditional food with Tierra Chiloé. Or wind down at the pool which overlooks the inland Pacific Ocean with horses grazing nearby’

Overview

  • Highlights

    • Dramatic coastline & scenic clifftops
    • Horseback, hike, bike, kayak adventures
    • Combine your stay with the sister hotel>
    • Dip in the pool with views across the sea
    • Indulge in rich produce from the locals
    • Works to protect the wetlands & wildlife
    • A signature cocktail with native flowers
    • A local festive communal meal & rituals
    • A low impact building & carbon footprint
    • Recognised National Geographic Lodge
    • Check-in: 3:00pm

    Minimum stay: 2 nights
    Equivalent price per night: From $925 USD

  • Local Knowledge

    With a good combination of nature and culture, there are many places of interest spread far and wide across Chiloé Island and San José beach is on the doorstep. Tierra Chiloé provides some incredible land and sea excursions to help you experience the nature and culture at its best.

    Places of interest on Chiloé Island include:

    • Parque Nacional Chiloé (Chiloé National Park), 1hr 40 min drive (79km)
    • Parque Tepuhueico, 1hr 30 min drive (70km) – a nature reserve with diverse landscapes and biodiversity
    • Cascadas de Tocoihue (Waterfalls of Tocoihue), 59 min drive (49km)
    • Church of San Francisco, 34 min drive (20km)
  • Location

    Tierra Chiloé is located on the main island of the Chiloé archipelago, in southern Chile. Surrounded by the channels and fiords of Northern Patagonia. The island is home to pastoral landscapes, fascinating flora, native woods, tranquil waters and is famed for its iconic wooden churches.

    • Distance from airport: Aeropuerto Mocopulli (Mocopulli Airport), 30 min drive (27km)
    • Key attraction: Islotes de Puñihuil, 2hr drive (118km) – natural heritage site where you can see penguins in their natural habitat and sightings of Blue Whales
    • Nearby restaurant: Restaurant Rucalaf Chiloé, 17 min drive (10km)

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  • Architecture
    The orientation and location of the structure were carefully studied before the construction took place. This property incorporates innovative construction methods, which make the most...
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    of the natural resources for heating and ventilation. This low-impact building invites you to admire the beautiful surroundings. Tierra Chiloé’s thoughtful architecture reflects traditional local houses built on stilts over water and highlights the ever-changing views of nearby islands and the distant mountains on the mainland.

  • Water
    To reduce water consumption at the hotel, there are sloping roofs and an on-site water well for the collection of rainwater. Aerators are installed in taps, WCs have dual flow and the swimming...
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    pools are managed with cutting-edge technology to further reduce water consumption. 95% of the water recycled in the treatment plants are irrigated to the gardens and the other 5% is sent to the fire network.

  • Energy
    The architecture of the building was created with energy efficiency in mind. The sustainable geometric design optimises natural energy allowing the hotel to save 66% of energy, which...
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    would otherwise have been lost in a typical building. The optimised energy efficiency comes from; windows which take advantage of natural light and warmth provided by the sun, building façades and overhangs to protect the interior from bad weather and promote ventilation using natural cross ventilation. In the hotel uses renewable biomass energy to heat the hotel, further reducing our carbon footprint, 80% of the hotel lighting is LED and guest rooms have key-card sensors.

  • Engage Guests
    Tierra Chiloé offers a variety of excursions in which guests are in constant contact with the cultural heritage. Because the Chilote culture is very attached to the nature and what it has to...
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    offer, in every “outdoor” excursion guests also find mythology or ancestral fishing techniques or even local people that will share their knowledge with them. Guests are also gifted stainless-steel water bottles and hand-woven slippers by native Chilote artisans which supports local business to take home with them

  • Waste
    Tierra Chiloé’s goal for this year is to eliminate all single-use plastics from the hotel. As of November 1st 2018, the hotel completely eliminated plastic water bottles. The UMA water project was also...
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    implemented to help abolish the use of plastic bottles as guests can use this filtered water using the hotel’s reusable glass or stainless-steel bottles that are given to guests. For the transfers in and out of the hotel, JUST water initiative was implemented, contained in a paper bottle and sealed with a plant-based plastic lid. The hotel also has on-site composting with 10% of all food waste being organic and composted, compostable trash bags have been introduced and all straws have been swapped for biodegradable straws made of corn starch.

  • Food
    Food at the hotel is inspired by the traditional dishes of Chiloé and are locally sourced: about 55% of the food served to our guests is locally grown. Produce includes succulent oysters, farm...
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    fresh eggs and the daily catch straight from the surrounding waters. Most of the vegetables and herbs are from their own gardens and greenhouse. They also work with local farmers who fertilise the organic harvest from the hotel’s orchards and vegetable gardens.

  • Conservation
    Tierra Chiloé have 20 hectares of land which we care for. Two of these hectares have been planted with 18 different types of produce including herbs, fruit and vegetables; nine of which are native to...
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    the region such as hazelnut, nalca and rosehip and also grow typical Chilote potatoes and garlic. The hotel is right next to the Pullao Wetlands, which boast a rich array of shorebirds; Curved-billed Curlew, Chilean Flamingo, Chilean Plover and black-necked Swan. They collaborate with the Center of Conservation and Study of Natural Heritage to promote the sustainable management of the wetlands and the preservation of its biodiversity.

  • Housekeeping
    Tierra Chiloé try to keep their housekeeping practices as eco-friendly as possible. They do this by; providing slippers made from 100% natural fibre (linen) with paper soles which are...
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    completely biodegradable, Hilana bathrobes which are made of 57% recycled cotton, Fairtrade and chemical-free. They offer bamboo toothbrushes with charcoal bristles so they are natural and biodegradable, cleaning products are biodegradable and have recyclable packaging, and they use Osme toiletries which are a luxury collection of toiletries that are certified as organic by ECOCERT.

  • Kiwano Bonus
    More than half of the staff at Tierra Chiloé are locals from the Island of Chiloe. Last year, the hotel contributed CLP$955.000 towards their studies, giving them the chance to study English (during...
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    the low season) so they are able to continue working in tourism and can communicate with guests, helping them to further their careers. Tierra Chiloé have also been part of a project to help maintain and restore Chiloe’s churches, which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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    "Definitely one of my top hotel at a world level"

    Impeccable hospitality project, spectacular nature, ideal for kids and family holidays. Strongly recommended staying a minimum of three days and three nights, but a month here would do good to anyone.

    Roman, Google Reviews

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    "World-class standout resort you will not want to leave"

    The architecture is superb and the interior design in very warm and welcoming but in a unique way. The local crafts are utilized to tell the story of the area, and everywhere you look is beauty.

    Dldmia, TripAdvisor

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    "Beautiful property and excellent service"

    We stayed at this property two days and wished we could stay longer. The property is gorgeous, the scenery is gorgeous, the rooms all have big windows looking at the water, the service superb.

    Richard, booking.com

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    "A magical place"

    A wonderful range of excursions, wonderful staff and great meals. Guests bonded and too many post dinner drinks were had around the outdoor fireplace. Thanks!

    Jen, Google Reviews

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    "A perfect oasis of tranquility and nature…"

    An architectural masterpiece in a very unique and mystical spot on this planet on Chiloé Island. The luxurious hotel features 12 rooms, all with a wonderful view of the inland sea which surrounds Chiloé’s Rilan peninsula and neighbouring islands.

    Katja, Google Reviews

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