Cruises from Castro
Castro, situated on the east coast of Chiloe Island, sits on a bluff above its sheltered estuary and is the capital of the Chiloe Archipelago, in Chile. Castro is famous for its brightly painted traditional wooden stilt houses, so the greatest single attraction is simply walking down the streets and around the central Plaza de Armas. With its well-kept park that is surrounded by many shops and restaurants, it presents a great opportunity to absorb the local culture. Also of interest is a former railway yard, Plazuela del Tren - transformed into a pleasant park – with a display of locomotives and other vehicles, as well as machinery that was used from 1912-1960.