mappoint
  • Guafo Island
  • Puerto Montt, Los Lagos, Chile
  • Non Developed
  • Freehold
  • Private Island
  • $ 20,000,000
  • 49422.00 Acres

Guafo Island

Off the coast of southern Chile, 23 miles southwest of the big island of Chiloe, lies Isla Guafo. This uninhabited, nearly 50,000-acre island boasts more than 44 miles of coastline and provides a home to a diverse array of flora and fauna.

To the southeast, colonies of sea lions and penguins regularly visit the island’s shores, and it’s also an important nesting site for the black-winged petral and sanctuary for the South A ...

Off the coast of southern Chile, 23 miles southwest of the big island of Chiloe, lies Isla Guafo. This uninhabited, nearly 50,000-acre island boasts more than 44 miles of coastline and provides a home to a diverse array of flora and fauna.

To the southeast, colonies of sea lions and penguins regularly visit the island’s shores, and it’s also an important nesting site for the black-winged petral and sanctuary for the South American fur seal. Blue whales traverse the waters to reach the interior sea of Chiloé and the Moraleda Channel. The cold waters of the continental drift create a high concentration of nutrients here, resulting in the area’s rich marine biodiversity.

A healthy layer of topsoil, ranging in thickness from approximately one to five feet covers the island, providing nourishment for leafy native forests with noble woods. Most common is the laurifolio forest, common to Chiloe—the island represents the southern boundary for this type of evergreen forest. Isla Guafo is also home to the tree species Peperomia fernandeziana (congonilla), giving it Priority II status in terms of biological conservation in Chile.

On its eastern side, the island reaches an elevation of 1,000 feet, its highest point. To the north are 432 acres that belong to the Chilean Armada that house a meteorological station and a lighthouse, which have a heliport and a dock. All water rights are exclusive to the island’s owner.

Isla Guafo enjoys mild weather year-round with average maximum temperatures of 13.3°C/55°F and average minimums of 7.7°C/45°F. The annual precipitation is 65 inches, with the most rain coming in May (8.3 inches) and the driest weather occurring in January (3.4 inches).

Share This Listing

Inquire About This Island

ajax-loader

Other islands you may be interested in

Isla San Pedro
Chile , South America $ Upon Request
Isla Tortuga
Chile , South America $ 1,200,000
Piedade Island
Brazil , South America
Isla Macías
Chile , South America

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER

To Subscribe to this mailing and receive future emails, fill out the form below and click Submit.

EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE ISLANDS

Your Personal Private Island Playground. Experience the whole island for just one group at a time. Stunning locations, ultra private and all Inclusive. Curated by Private Islands Inc.

VIEW OUR COLLECTION
© 2019, Private Islands Inc. All rights reserved