Ten kilometers south of Dalcahue  via the ferry crossing of the Canal de Dalcahue and the paved road, Curaco de Vélez is a village of traditional Chilote houses, some of which were moved to higher ground by oxcart after the 1960 tsunami. Its contemporary church, on the north side of the Plaza de Armas, replaced an older landmark destroyed by fire in 1971.
The crypt of Galvarino Riveros Cárdenas, a local naval hero of the Guerra del Pacífico, occupies a place of honor on the Plaza de Armas, though Riveros’s actual birthplace was in nearby Changuitad, where there’s a reconstruction of the building.
On the plaza’s east side, Curaco’s Centro Cultural has a mediocre museum (due to be rebuilt), but there are several well-restored water mills in the vicinity.
Curaco has no accommodations, but there are a couple of seafood restaurants, most notably the beachfront La Bahía, downhill from the plaza.