The remote west coast of Isla Chiloe boast rugged wilderness, Humboldt penguins and seabirds. On a visit to the small inlet at Chepu, accommodation was sparse although we located Agrotourismo Chepu at the last minute and made our way there for late in the day. Not really catering to campervans, we were welcome to setup on their driveway near the house.
There were great views over the rolling hills while listening to the bleeting of the sheep and watching the family of turkeys squabble about, understandable as it was just before Christmas!
We had the small camping areas to ourselves and the host was an elderly lady who made sure we felt at home. The toilet and shower was located in the house which smelt of home cooking.
The site wasn’t really catered to campervans and as such we couldn’t easily use the facilities in the actual camping area as well as we’d like. The shower had little to no water pressure so it made it somewhat pointless to wrangle out a shower with much effect.
A small gazebo made a decent breakfast table to enjoy a freshly brewed coffee. The owner also gave us a wrapped parcel of home made shortbread cookies which was very sweet of her.
- Overall: 3 stars
- Ambience: 3 stars
- Facilities: 3 stars
- 7,000 CLP per person
- Electricity: No
- WiFi: No
- Hot Showers: Yes
- Lighting: No
- BBQ: No
- Shade/Shelter: No. Tree coverage is OK though.
Chepu can be accessed from the north or east although the route from the east is on mostly sealed roads.
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Ever since venturing out the back gate into the bush as a kid, I've had a curiosity to escape and explore as often as I could. It's fair to say that my curiosity has continued to grow instead of fade as the years go on. It eventually came time to turn a few scribbled notes into some legible stories and travel tips for anyone with a similar curiosity as me.