Achao Beach (Playa Achao)

Chile, Los Lagos, Quinchao

Achao Beach - Chile, Los Lagos, Quinchao


Achao Beach is a charming beach located in the town of Achao, in the island of Quinchao, Chile. This beach is approximately 200 meters long and has dark sand.


Achao Beach also has amenities such as public restrooms and showers, but there are no lifeguards on duty, so swimmers should be careful. Dogs are allowed on the beach, but owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets.


Visitors can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, and relaxing on the beach


There is no dedicated parking lot for Achao Beach, but visitors can park on the street nearby. Parking is free.

Fun Fact

Fun fact about Achao Beach, it is one of the few beaches on the island of Quinchao that has a lifeguard tower, which is a historical landmark that dates back to the 1950s.


There are several attractions near Achao Beach such as the Achao Church, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the town's main attraction. Visitors can also take a ferry ride to the nearby islands of Chelín and Lin-Lin. For hikers, there are several trails in the nearby countryside.


There are several restaurants near Achao Beach, serving traditional Chilote cuisine, such as curanto, a typical dish made of seafood, meat, and vegetables, cooked in a hole in the ground covered with leaves. Some of the recommended restaurants are Restaurant Tierra del Sur and Restaurant Donde Elvira.


As Achao is a small town, there are limited options for hotels. However, visitors can stay at the Hotel Boutique Refugio de Navegantes, which offers comfortable rooms, a restaurant, and a bar. Another option is the Hostal Don Lolo, which provides basic accommodation and a restaurant.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Sandee Rating: 80/100

Achao Beach does not have dedicated parking but has street parking near the entrance.

No, Achao Beach does not have lifeguards monitoring the beach – please be careful when swimming on this beach.

Achao Beach is not family-friendly and does not have restrooms, lifeguards, and nearby food.

Achao Beach boasts excellent swimming conditions, attracting swimmers of all skill levels with its gentle waves and clear waters.

Restrooms are conveniently available on or adjacent to the beach at Achao Beach.

No, Achao Beach maintains a family-friendly atmosphere and does not allow nude bathing.

Achao Beach has multiple food options near or on the beach, including restaurants and beach vendors.

Achao Beach is renowned for its vibrant beach scene, offering various activities for everyone to enjoy Fishing, Snorkeling.

Achao Beach does not have accommodations for people with disabilities.

Achao Beach is not dog-friendly.

Achao Beach is not generally considered to be good for surfing.