What is the We Tripantu?
It coincides with the winter solstice in the southern hemisphere, and is the most important celebration for the Mapuche tribe. It is similar to a new year, but with a much more profound meaning, as the bond with nature is an essential part of this culture’s cosmovision. To them, this day marks the “beginning of the return” of the sun.
The warm wool of Chiloé
Craftwork in wool is one of the artistic traditions that characterizes the chilota culture. The climate of this magnificent archipelago in the south of Chile has led its inhabitants to seek warmth through weaving, using the ancient textile techniques of the Mapuche people.
Millions of people across the globe join together on April 22nd each year to celebrate this important day for the environment. For Tierra Hotels, it’s a very special date – after all, our name “Tierra” literally means “Earth” in Spanish. This day represents the spirit of what we do and the type of tourism we promote, respecting nature with concrete actions, alongside local communities.
Tierra Chiloé: Collaborative design
Surrounded by incredible natural landscapes, Tierra Chiloe also astounds for its detailed interiors. In this video, Alexandra Edwards and Carolina del Piano tell us what leading this project meant for them, and about their special focus which goes beyond just the aesthetics.
A friendly greeting from Chiloé
Our dear friend Sandra Naiman sent us this video with a kind message for everyone who has visited or plans to visit the beautiful island of Quinchao to get to know her farm, her home, her animals and along the way, learn a bit about traditional Chilote agriculture.
Healthy connections with nature
The archipelago of Chiloé is not only a destination filled with stunning scenery, but is also a place with a special geography which enables visitors to experience a sense of oneness with the wild. Eduardo Angulo, the Resident Manager of Tierra Chiloé, tells us how he and his team are preparing to welcome guests again, in the heart of this wonderful island in the south of Chile.
Tips on what to wear for going on excursions in Chiloé
Rain is part of the charm of this beautiful island – a very special climate that surprises us throughout the day with intense rains and clear skies. Because of the sporadic weather, it is important that we dress smartly when we leave the comfort of the hotel to go explore, with clothing that will allow us to enjoy the magnificent views that this Chilean archipelago has to offer.
The enchantment of sailing through Chiloé
Don’t miss the chance to discover this beautiful archipelago the same way the Islanders have done for centuries. Aboard the “Williche”, our cozy wooden yacht, you’ll have an incredible experience on the Chilean seas.
Two-wheeled excursions are a great way to get to know new places and experience local life and nature up close. On this World Bicycle Day, we invite you to daydream about stunning, diverse landscapes that you can explore with us at Tierra Hotels.
Chiloe and its Migratory Birds
Pullao Wetlands, adjacent to Tierra Chiloe, is known for its tidal flat that receives thousands of migratory birds each year. This site plays a crucial role for them upon their arrival to the archipelago for different reasons from different parts of the world.
Facial treatments with potatoes from Chiloe
One of the Archipelago of Chiloe’s most traditional ingredients, the star of typical dishes from this region, is also used in therapies for the skin thanks to the many benefits it offers.
Celebrate Earth Day today and everyday
Tierra means “Earth” in Spanish, and protecting it is at the core of everything we do – from solar panels that power us, down to the biodegradable straw served with your evening cocktail. Now more than ever, it’s important for all of us to take steps to protect our planet.