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Ancud

A city of 40,000 people, Ancud was the capital of Chiloe Archipelago until it was superseded by the city of Castro in 1982. Founded as a Spanish city-fort in 1767, Ancud still contains a number of historical sites, including a colonial-era cathedral and battlements, lucky survivors of a 1960 earthquake. Rebuilt tastefully along the waterfront, the city offers easy access to charming beaches, bays, and rocky cliffs tailor-made for both active and relaxed Ancud vacations. Our Chile family vacation planner allows you to plan your trip to Ancud and a wealth of other destinations big and small.
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Primarily located along the western waterfront, upscale hotels offer rooms with extensive sea views. If you head farther back from the ocean, your chances of finding budget-friendly places increase, with simple but comfortable hostels found along many of the city's residential side streets. You can also consider campgrounds, ideal for those who really want to get to know the landscape of this scenic part of the world.
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