We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Apart from the main island of Chiloe, Lemuy is the only island I got to while staying In Castro. I was fortunate to go with someone who has a great passion for the place so that I saw it through his eyes. I went mainly...More
We had never heard of this island until we heard of the El Castano B&B. Although we had originally planned to take tours in larger areas our tour of Isla Lemuy with Silvio from El Castano was one of the highlights of our 2 week...More
Probably most people rather go to Achao than to Lemuy, but Lemuy is definitely worth a visit. Smaller, quieter and more remote than Achao, Lemuy is a great spot to meet the Chilote culture.
You have to drive to Chonchi, south from Castro, and take...More
My wife and I spent a day in Lemuy Island. Once we disembarked we did the Parque Yayanes (highly recommendable) trail and had a delicious and very authentic lunch there. Later we headed to Detif using alternative routes with some very nice views. As a...More
The landscape is great, people are very nice and the churches are gorgeous. We decided to spend a full day at Lemuy Island and we enjoyed every minute. The Island is very hilly and you are constantly surprised by the next landscape after the hill....More
While you can island-hop independently, it can be a hassle to time the bus and ferry departures so that they coincide. Most people go with a tour, which you can buy from many tour operators in town. Also, public transportation options on the islands aren't...More
Francoise, from the bus station of Castro there are some daily departures (10 Monday to Friday -just 4 of them in the morning, 2 of them before 8 AM-, 7 on Saturday, 3 on Sunday and public holidays) to Puqueldon, the main... More
Francoise, from the bus station of Castro there are some daily departures (10 Monday to Friday -just 4 of them in the morning, 2 of them before 8 AM-, 7 on Saturday, 3 on Sunday and public holidays) to Puqueldon, the main town in the island. All of them pass to Ichuac, but just some of these buses arrive to Aldachido and Detif, if you are thinking in visit the 3 World Heritage churches that Isla Lemuy has. The time of the trip between Castro and Puqueldon must be 2 hours, approx. There aren't local buses in the island, just the ones that came from Castro.
But there is another alternative, more expensive, but possible: Take a bus to Queilen and down at "Huicha", the place where the ferry to Isla Lemuy depart (buses to Queilen are more frequent that buses to Lemuy, but just one each hour, approx. If you don't want wait, you can take a bus or "colectivo" to Chonchi, they pass each 5, 10 minutes, and in Chonchi hire a cab to Huicha, just 10 minutes of tri, 2000 Chilean pesos). On the lounge where you wait the ferry to Isla Lemuy (the ferry is free for pedestrians) you will see a list with the phone numbers of the few taxis of Isla Lemuy. You can call one of them before take the ferry to Isla Lemuy and they will be waiting for you in Chulchuy, the place where the ferry arrives in the island. I think that a trip in cab between Chulchuy and Pulqueldon cost close to 5000 Chilean pesos, maybe less.
From Chulchuy is possible walk to the first World Heritage church of the Island, Ichuac. I did it, it takes to me a 45 minutes of pleasant walking arrive to Ichuac from Chulchuy. But I don't suggest walk far away: I think that walking from Chulchuy to Puqueldon can takes between 2 and 3 hours.