Chile: Robinson Crusoe A two-hour flight west of Santiago, this rugged isle earned its fame from the 18th-century sailor Alexander Selkirk, whose wild spell as a castaway here inspired the novel Robinson Crusoe. The aura of adventure still endures (there’s even a rumor of buried treasure). Travelers arrive on a seven-seater plane, then take a 30-minute speedboat ride to the town of San Juan Bautista. At the new Crusoe Island Lodge
Robinson Crusoe Pacific Island Adventure-- 418 miles off the Chilean coast in the Southern Pacific Ocean lies the small Island of Robinson Crusoe, home of legends, pirates and treasures. The island, a World Biosphere Preserve and part of the Juan Fernandez archipelago, invites you on a unique mythical adventure in the midst of amazing nature and landscapes with activities including trekking, horseback riding and scuba diving, combined with exclusive lodging.