Home > User profile
Close Map

Originally from the U.S., and now living in wondrously unique Valparaíso, Chile, I've traveled extensively in Latin America.

  • Hometown

    York, PA, USA

  • Location now


  • Traveled before

    Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Cuba, Mexico, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Spain, Canada

Kevin Funk's Guide Book Entries


  • When to go to Chiloé

    Jan 12, 2009 - Chile

    Large numbers of national and foreign visitors depart for Chiloé in January and February, when the weather’s clearest, and there’s ......

    Read More
  • Safety and Security

    Jan 12, 2009 - Chile

    In a country already considered one of the safest in Latin America, Chiloé ranks at the top in terms of ......

    Read More
  • Chiloé Accommodation

    Jan 12, 2009 - Chile

    From basic campsites to luxury hotels with stone massages and flat-screen TVs, one thing not in short supply in Chiloé ......

    Read More

See all Info (10)


  • Quellón

    Jan 12, 2009 - Quellón, Chile

    Population: 13,661 Elevation: 10 feet (3 meters) Telephone code: 65 Founded in 1905 as a company mill town, gritty, nondescript Quellón can feel ......

    Read More
  • Chonchi

    Jan 12, 2009 - Chonchi, Chile

    Population: 4,589 Telephone code: 65 A charming traditional timber town with well-preserved architecture, intoxicatingly tranquil Chonchi is an ideal place to relax. ......

    Read More
  • Quemchi

    Jan 10, 2009 - Quemchi, Chile

    Population: 1,668 Elevation: 53 feet (16 meters) Telephone code: 65 The salmon producing town of Quemchi has a dilapidated plaza (under renovation), and ......

    Read More

See all Destinations (6)


  • Hostería de Castro

    Jan 11, 2009 - Castro, Chile

    Don’t be fooled by the worn, oddly triangular building—Hostería de Castro packs some serious luxury inside. With a heated swimming ......

    Read More
  • Palafito Hostel

    Jan 11, 2009 - Castro, Chile

    Stylishly minimalist, and suspended over the water by a grid of wooden poles (hence the name), Palafito Hostel attracts a ......

    Read More
  • Hostal Quelcun

    Jan 11, 2009 - Castro, Chile

    Down a narrow corridor from busy San Martín, Quelcun has tranquility and charm—from the tree-lined courtyard to the carefully chosen ......

    Read More

See all Hotels (10)


  • Años Luz

    Jan 11, 2009 - Castro, Chile

    Años Luz is Castro’s version of a trendy, upscale café, featuring a hip, big-city vibe. It is a top spot ......

    Read More
  • Hicamar Restaurante

    Jan 11, 2009 - Castro, Chile

    If you want to drop some cash and indulge your red meat fetish, head to Hicamar for a fine selection ......

    Read More
  • "Donde Eladio" Restaurante y Fogón

    Jan 11, 2009 - Castro, Chile

    Part-regular seafood restaurant, part-fogón (a traditional bonfire for grilling meats), and part-meeting space (complete with a data projector and seating ......

    Read More

See all Restaurants (10)


  • Palafitos

    Jan 10, 2009 - Castro, Chile

    Chiloé’s answer to Venice, the palafitos, are coastal houses perched on wooden stilts. They are an iconic part of the ......

    Read More
  • Museo de Arte Moderno de Chiloé

    Jan 10, 2009 - Castro, Chile

    Founded in 1988, and housed inside a series of barns, the Castro art museum (known by its acronym, “MAM”) focuses ......

    Read More
  • Iglesia San Francisco

    Jan 10, 2009 - Castro, Chile

    Near the plaza, its faded yellow and purple-tipped spires dominating the Castro cityscape, Iglesia San Francisco will almost certainly be ......

    Read More

See all Activities (10)


  • Turismo Pehuen

    Jan 10, 2009 - Castro, Chile

    With offices in both Castro and Ancud, Turismo Pehuen is a larger operation that focuses on the basics: visiting the ......

    Read More
  • Turismo Quelcun

    Jan 10, 2009 - Castro, Chile

    Quelcun, run by the folks who own the charming hostel of the same name, has the typical gamut of tours ......

    Read More
  • Chiloé Aventura

    Dec 27, 2008 - Ancud, Chile

    Chiloé Aventura offers penguin and church tours, with a focus on attentive service and getting people off the beaten path ......

    Read More

See all Tours (4)


See all Services (5)

V!VA List Articles

No entries found

Top Places to go in Latin America - as rated by V!VA Members
You must register as an owner for access to these listing tools and benefits.

Notification of new reviews: receive your latest reviews by e-mail

Customized request-a-review link: encourage guests to spread the word about your property

Our owners' newsletter: stay informed about our latest tools and benefits for you

User login

Enter your username and password here in order to log into the website:


Create a new V!VA account

Forgot Password