We arrived in Puerto Montt first thing in the morning on the ferry Evangelista. We had to wait for the lower deck of trucks to be unloaded but eventually we got off the ferry and picked up our rental car. We headed for Chiloé Island. Getting to the island requires taking a 30 minute car ferry. We plan to stay on Chiloé and explore for four nights.
On Chiloé our first stop was Ostras (oysters) Caulin (highly recommended by Fodor’s). The oysters come from the coast in front of the restaurant.
Our hotel is in Ancud, a town on the north end of the island. We took it easy for the rest of the afternoon and ate dinner near the center of town at a fabulous place called Club Social Baquedano. We had locally made beer with our seafood. Duke had squid and I had fish with four different sauces. It was a total surprise when mine arrived and it had 15 fish fillets. We couldn’t finish them all but oh my were they good! The platter wouldn’t fit on the table so they brought a stool to set it on.
The atmosphere was great too. The wood stove in the picture below warmed us and there were children playing with toys in a play area in the back. The building originally was the Ancud social club.