TRIP RECOMMENDATIONS: CHILOé
The major cities in Chiloe such as Ancud and Castro have bank branches, ATMs and other shops that accept credit cards. In rural or remote areas it is recommended to carry cash to cancel purchases because some places may not accept credit cards. You can change money in Puerto Montt, located 87 kilometers north of Ancud, crossing the Chacao channel. On the island of Chiloé there are no money exchange houses.
To reach Chiloé you can take a domestic flight from Santiago to El Tepual Airport in Puerto Montt, and then cross the Chacao Channel to reach Ancud, covering 90 kilometers.
Another option is to take a direct flight to the Mocopulli Airport in Castro, located just 20 kilometers from the city.
There is also the option of taking an interprovincial bus from Santiago or from major cities of the country. To have an idea, the distance between Ancud and Santiago is 1109 kilometers, about 11 hours of travel.
In Chiloé there are interprovincial buses connecting the towns and islands with the larger cities of the country. These small buses travel the winding roads of the island and cross the channel in ferries to reach the more remote areas.
In the cities there are minibuses and taxis to move on its streets.
It is also possible to rent a car at Mocopulli Airport, located in the area of Dalcahue, 20 kilometers from Castro.
The telephone code for Chiloe is 652. To call from abroad you must dial the country code for Chile, which is 56, then the code of Chiloé and then the telephone number.