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.
Chaitén, is known as “Canasto de Agua”, after the name given to the bay by the Huilliches Chaitún: basket). It is the largest commune in the province of Palena, recognized for being a highlight of the Carretera Austral, for the eruption of the Chaitén Volcano in 2008, for its millenary larches and for being the Chilean commune with more parks, nature reserves and protected areas. History Chile is a country of untamed nature, and few communes prove this as much as Chaitén. Founded in an imposing landscape of rivers, mountains, lakes, glaciers, millenary forests, and volcanoes. The history of the human settlements
Places to see Among the natural attractions here are the Volcán Apagado, the Volcán Yates and the Volcán Hornopirén; also, the lake Cabrera, which is reached by an old larches road. Lake Cabrera keeps the history of the flood of 1965, under which 28 people died, and which is commemorated each year with a walk and pilgrimage. Navigating the fjords of Comau, Quintupeu, and Cahuelmó is an experience that is hard to forget. The trip begins in Hornopirén and continues through the Cholgo Canal between the islands of Los Ciervos and Llancahué, in the shadow of the peaks and forests, and ends in the