Places to see Futaleufú is characterized by its outdoor activities and extreme sports. It is no coincidence that, in the year 2000, the world rafting championship was held in the Futaleufú river; it is one of the 3 best in the world for this activity. It is also ideal for recreational fishing; in the Pozón de Los Reyes you can catch (and release) rainbow trout, brown trout and huge salmon. The first settlers set their home around the Espejo Lagoon, surrounded
Next to the border crossing “El Límite” separating Chile from Argentina, and near the old Argentinean settlements of Esquel and Trevelin, is the commune of Futaleufú or “Río Grande”, in the language of its oldest inhabitants, the Tehuelche. Its capital, founded in 1929 and bearing the same name, is only 10 kilometres away from the border. The Futaleufú River, huge and rushing, coming from the snowmelt in the mountains, crosses the commune on its way to the ocean. A history
Places to see A must-see in Chaitén is the Desertores Islands, here lives an important part of the indigenous people of the commune. You can go for the day or stay in one of its six islands, sharing with its inhabitants. In Chana, the wetlands offer bird sightings, including black-necked swans and flamingos. From here, through the Coastal sector; Casa Pesca, Pumalín Bay, Loyola and Chumeldén, you reach the Corrales de Piedra, original passive fishing systems built by the ancient inhabitants. In the Comau Peninsula: the bays of Buil, Ayacara and Poyo, are connected by boat with Caleta Gonzalo, the North entrance of the Pumalín Park.
Hualaihué in its native language means “Place of Hualas” or “Place of Aquatic Birds” and was founded on September 21 in 1979, along with the Province of Palena. It belongs to the coastal territory of Patagonia Verde and is one of its larges communes. It is recognized for its history tide to the larches logging industry, for its wetlands perfect for bird watching and for the strength of its native peoples. In Hualaihué you can see the traces of the work and sacrifice of its inhabitants. These can be found in the wooden
Places to see The Reloncaví Estuary is one of the main attractions of the commune. The areas of El Bosque, La Lobada, Pucheguín and Cascajal offer some of the best views of the estuary. Above it rises the Yates Volcano, by whose feet meanders the Puelo River, a favorite place for recreational fishing and nature lovers. Also, for the fishermen, Llaguepe offers the perfect conditions, as well as for sailing and for the sighting of birds, dolphins, and sea lions. In the La Junta area, inside the Cochamó Valley, large granite walls rise, preferred by national and foreign climbers,
The Commune of Cochamó was founded in 1979 and its capital is Río Puelo, between mountain passes and the Reloncavi Estuary. Its history is about transits, borders and long trips. Thousands of vessels have sailed through the Estuary and thousands of muleteers have crossed their valleys, from the time of the alerceros until today. The people of Cochamó have lived within the forests, under the granite walls, crossing the rivers that come down from the mountains, wading the coast of the estuary and walking through the valleys between the mountains. Thus,
Fjords, villages, and towns surrounded by wilderness are some of the impressions that the Patagonia, and its large environment that starts in Puerto Montt, leaves you. Forests, fjords, crystalline waters, and pure air form the road that connects Puerto Montt and Chaiten. A journey that done by ship and land vehicles, can last half a day, but will leave you with images you will remember forever. For tourists that want to visit the Carretera Austral from beginning to end, they must know
Puerto Montt city is located in the heart of Reloncaví. The livelihood of the people is mainly dependent on salmon, trade, and tourism. Every year many international cruises dock here and then sail to enjoy the channels in Chiloé, Aysén and Magallanes. Angelmó is a busy small cove that is full of life, markets and restaurants with beautiful views of Tenglo Island and Calbuco Volcano. Here you can buy seafood and Chiloé's many craftworks. lt is impossible to take a trip to