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Argentina: San Alonso

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

Treasure Island - Edited By: Lisa Norby By: Robert Louis Stevenson Illustrated By: Fernando Fernandez

Picaflor de Juan Fernández | Juan Fernandez Firecrown | Sephanoides fernandensis *male #Endemic, one of the world´s most threatened birds ‪#RobinsonCrusoeIsland‬ An Island of Castaway Natural Treasures © Enrique Couve, Far South Expeditions


Mystery of Alexander Selkirk, the real Robinson Crusoe, solved

A mariner born in Largo, Alexander Selkirk was marooned on San Fernandez Island and became the model for Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe.

Alexander Selkirk Robinson-Crusoe pintura