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Dalcahue - Dog on the jetty, Dalcahue
Dalcahue - Shop in Dalcahue
Dalcahue - Looking towards Quinchao from Dalcahue
Dalcahue - Lazy gulls, Dalcahue
Dalcahue - Feria Artesanal, Dalcahue
Dalcahue - Window display, Dalcahue

Dalcahue Chiloe Reviews

Toonsarah Toonsarah
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Dalcahue Nov 04, 2016
Dalcahue is one of the smaller towns on the island, lying on the east coast a little north of the capital, Castro. It is home to one of the island's 16 UNESCO World Heritage listed churches (see separate review) but also worth visiting for its pretty waterfront setting, market and some colourful wooden houses. The town is named for the traditional boat of Chiloé, the dalca – Dalcahue means “place of dalcas”.

We started our stroll around the town down by the water. The sun had put in a brief appearance, for the first and only time that day, and the views across to the small island of Quinchao across the channel were very pretty. If you have more time to explore than we did you can catch a ferry across to visit Quinchao’s sights which include the oldest of the famous wooden Chilote churches in Achao. For us however, the next stop on our walk was the Feria Artesanal which lies right by the water and is considered one of the best places on the island to buy handicrafts such as traditional woollen jumpers, hats etc. This is at its busiest on a Sunday but we still saw quite a few stalls open for business on a weekday, although we didn’t buy anything.

From here we walked along the street that follows the waterfront, Pedro Montt, where there were a number of the old painted shingled buildings that I loved to photograph, before heading to the main sight of the town, its church.
Shop in Dalcahue
Feria Artesanal, Dalcahue
Window display, Dalcahue
Lazy gulls, Dalcahue
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