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Castro, Chile

How much does it cost to travel to Castro?

You should plan to spend around $96 (CL$83,988) per day on your vacation in Castro. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $39 (CL$34,144) on meals
  • $22 (CL$19,143) on local transportation
  • $81 (CL$70,688) on hotels

A one week trip to Castro for two people costs, on average, $1,348 (CL$1,175,836). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Castro cost?

A one week trip to Castro usually costs around $674 (CL$587,918) for one person and $1,348 (CL$1,175,836) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Castro on average costs around $1,348 (CL$1,175,836) for one person and $2,695 (CL$2,351,671) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Castro will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Castro on average costs around $2,888 (CL$2,519,648) for one person and $5,775 (CL$5,039,295) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Castro has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Castro expensive to visit?

Prices in Castro are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within South America, Castro is a somewhat more expensive destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in South America for its travel costs. While some cities in the region are more expensive, Castro is generally more expensive than most.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Castro Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Castro?

The average Castro trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Castro travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) CL$70,688 ($81)
Local Transportation 1 CL$19,143 ($22)
Food 2 CL$34,144 ($39)
Entertainment 1 CL$19,715 ($23)
Alcohol 2 CL$8,214 - 24,643 ($9 - 28)
Accommodation Budget in Castro
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Castro is $41 (CL$35,344). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Castro is $81 (CL$70,688). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Castro

Looking for a hotel in Castro? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Castro based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $86. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Castro
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Castro is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $22 (CL$19,143) per person, per day, on local transportation in Castro.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Castro
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Rental Cars in Castro
The price of renting a car in Castro will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Castro
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Castro can vary, the average cost of food in Castro is $39 (CL$34,144) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Castro should cost around $16 (CL$13,657) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Castro is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Castro
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Castro typically cost an average of $23 (CL$19,715) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Castro
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $19 (CL$16,429) on alcoholic beverages in Castro per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Castro On a Budget
Castro Castro, Chile
The capital of Chiloe, modern and dynamic, has succeeded in keeping its authenticity even though it now has many gigantic supermarkets, hotels and other touristic infrastructures. It is located on the island's eastern coast, halfway between Ancud in the north and Quellon in the south, and is a convenient base for exploring the stunning sites in the region of Chiloe Island. The tourist information is located on the town square in front of the church.
Visit the Iglesia San Francisco de Castro, opened from 9h30 to 20h in January and February and from 9h30 to 12h30 and 15h30 to 20h30 from March to December. Neo-Gothic and Classic styles are combined in the architecture of the famous Iglesia San Francisco de Castro, designed by Italian architect Eduardo Provasoli and completed in 1912. Just 4km south of Castro is another of Chiloe's Unesco-recognized churches, restored in 2012. The Iglesia Nuestra Senora de Gracia de Nercon was built from cypress and larch wood between 1887 and 1888, its prominent 25 m tower can be viewed from Ruta 5. In Castro, check out the Feria Alcalde Jose Sandoval Gomez, a well-conceived fresh market, new in 2016. While it is located a bit off the beaten path, it is worth the trip for its colorful architecture and wide range of island treats (fresh cheeses, local potatoes, fish etc) arranged in a very pleasant and orderly fashion. Walk to the Puente Gamboa Mirador. The east side of the bridge into town offers the best viewpoint for Palafitos Gamboa.

The small Museo Regional de Castro near the Plaza de Armas offers a collection of huilliches relic, music instruments, traditional farming tools as well as black and white photographs of the 1960's earthquake to recount the history of Chiloe. For those who plan an excursion to visit the penguin colonies of Monumento Natural Islotes de Punihuil (USD$27), Ancud forms a great starting point. You can also do whale watching, bird watching and trekking or kayak along the bay around Ancud. The Centro de Visitantes Immaculada Concepcion is a fabulous museum located in an old convent, which informs you on the 16 churches classified by the UNESCO and their complex wood structures. The entrance fee is only USD$1 and the museum opens from 10h to 19h from December to February and from 10h to 18h from March to November. You may also appreciate the Museo Regional Aurelio Borquez Canobra also called Museo Chilote (USD$1 for adults and USD$0.50 for children), which will inform you about the history of the island. North-west of the city, the remains of the XIX century fortress, the Fuerte San Antonio, opened from 8h30 to 21h from Monday to Friday and from 9h to 20h from Saturday to Sunday, are also worth visiting. If you decide to travel to Isla Quinchao, local buses leave every day to Dalcahue and to Achao with a stop in Curaco de Velez for only USD$2.50. You can spend a few hours wandering around the famous Artisan Market of Dalcahue, a small town 20 km north of Castro. You can also visit the XIX century church, Nuestra Senora de Los Dolores, also classified as UNESCO World Heritage. Then, after jumping on the ferry to reach the Isla Quinchao, you can make a stop in Curaco de Velez, a town founded in 1660 in typical Chilean architecture. A final stop in the island's largest city, Achao to visit Chiloe's oldest church, Iglesia Santa Maria de Loreto. Finally, head to the Parque Nacional Chiloe (USD$2.30 entry fee), where a great variety of bird species, Darwin's foxes, and a good amount of pudú, the smallest deer of the world are found. You can access the park via Cucao, a small village an hour away from Castro. The most visited trek is the Sendero Chanquin-Cole Cole, a 25 km path along the Lago Huelde, the Rio Cole Cole and the Rio Anay. The Sendero Interpretivo El Tepual will bring you 1 km into the heart of the forest and the Sendero Dunas de Cucao is a 2 km long path will bring you to a long white sanded beach.
Food and Dining
Like Chile as a whole, a gourmet scene has recently taken off in Castro. When it comes to food, the residents of Chiloe developed a cuisine based on local ingredients. That's why you'll see an endless variety of ways to turn potatoes, seafood and pork into an array of delicious and unmistakably 'Chilote' dishes. Try a curanto, probably Chiloe's most famous dish, which is composed of shellfish, pork sausage, potatoes and different kinds of potato bread and dumplings simply seasoned and slow-cooked. Go for a tasty tortilla de rescoldo, which is a kind of dense unleavened bread that's made throughout Chile, Bolivia and Argentina. The uncooked dough is flattened and buried in the embers of a wood fire that has almost died away but maintains enough heat to cook the bread. Or for those sweet-tooth, taste the succulent apple empanadas.

You can enter Castro with a rental car. There is a fee for the ferry, but having your own transport is a very convenient way to explore Chiloe. Castro itself is very small and can easily be navigated by foot. The Naviera Austral ferry makes trips to Chaiten, albeit only in summer. Like in most South American countries, travelling by bus is often the easiest and cheapest option. There are two bus terminals in Castro. The main bus terminal, at the intersection of Sotomayor and San Martín, is where you can find frequent connections to Puerto Montt (about 2 hours, USD$10) on the mainland, as well as Quellon in the south of Chiloe (2 hours, USD$3.50). There are several buses a day to Santiago (16 hours, usually overnight) as well as most major cities on the way. To Argentina, buses to Bariloche depart on Wednesdays and Sundays, but you need to change buses in Puerto Montt (12 hours, USD$22 plus USD$10). All of these buses stop in Ancud on the way, and the ferry crossing is included in the price. You can also find local buses (micros) at the Terminal Municipal, located a few blocks away from the main bus terminal at San Martin and Aldea. Buses to Dalcahue (1 hour), Achao, and Chonchi stop here. The bus to the Chiloe National Park stops here as well.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

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