This small and remote isle has played host to buccaneers, explorers, shipwrecks and one very famous whale.
(Credit: Tom Garmeson)
According to folklore, Chile’s indigenous Mapuche people believed the spirits of the deceased were taken to Mocha Island. The tiny teardrop-shaped isle lies about 35km off central Chile’s Pacific coast and its dark-green slopes are easily visible from the mainland. But Mocha is far from easy to reach.