The fastest way to reach the Selkirk lookout or the summit of Cerro Centinela is on horseback. Saddle up with Guido Balbontín from Cabalgatas Tierra Mágica, who can also take you through the enchanted forest at Plazoleta El Yunque.
FOOD AND DRINK
After hiking the island’s many trails, sit down on brewer Claudio Matamala’s deck for a cold one from his Cerveza Archipiélago. cervezaarchipielago.cl. Nicole Marré and Guillermo Martínez at Más a Tierra Eco-Lodge swap the clichéd Chilean folkloric music, fried foods and white rice for octopus carpaccio, amberjack ceviche and golden-crab stew, served to a sound-track of reggae, bossa nova or Spanish pop. masatierraecolodge.com
If you yearn to get away from it all while you’re away from it all, Crusoe Island Lodge has everything you need to live like a pampered marooned sailor – hot tub and sauna, pisco sours, scuba gear, freshly cooked lobster and golden crab, a library with a fireplace – on a sheltered bay outside of town. crusoeislandlodge.com