Difference between revisions of "Quellon"
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Quellón is a small town at the southern end of Chiloé Island. It is a fishing and transportation hub for the area and not a particularly interesting tourist destination.
Taxis are 900 pesos (as of 2/06) regardless of destination in town. At night the price is higher
A plaque marking the end of the Panamerican Highway is just outside of town at Punta de Lapas (also a relatively good beach for this far south). Take any bus on Ladrilleros that says Punta Lapas - 20 minutes and 250 pesos.
Every day during the summer an authentic curanto takes place at the Turismo Millaguen near the end of the Panamerican Highway (Km 3, email [email protected]). Take any westbound bus on the main street that has "Punto de Lapa" as a destination - Millaguen is on the north side of the road down a steep driveway.
The curanto is at 1:30 (the excitement starts about 12:30 when the fire gets going - watching the construction of the curanto is as much fun as eating it). Seafood, chicken, sausage, pork, and fava beans are buried in a pit and cooked for half an hour. Lunch with wine costs abour 4,500 pesos (2/06).