History of Robinson Crusoe IslandRegión de Valparaiso
Robinson Crusoe Island was created by volcanic explosions, which then formed the Juan Fernandez Islands, i.e., Alejandro Selkirk and Santa Clara Island. The island was discovered in 1574 by Spanish sailor Juan Fernández, who lent his name to the archipelago, while sailing from Peru to Valparaiso along a different route to the normal one. In 1708, Alexander Selkirk was rescued after living on the island for four years. This inspired Daniel Defoe to write his famous book, "The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe." It was also a haven for pirates such as John Cook, John Eaton, Edward Davis and Bartholomew Sharp. The island's natural beauty generated respect around the world prompting authorities to declare it a National Park and a Biosphere, which will ensure the conservation of its lush vegetation and abundant wildlife.
How Much Do We Love This Place?
- There is almost no tourism activity
- Beautiful virgin territory
- Lots of cheep lobsters
- Poor accommodation facilities
- Very difficult to get there. Only by cruise or private flight