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
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,
Maullin is located 70km southwest of Puerto Montt. lt is one of the oldest cities in Chile and dates back to the 17th century. The most important icon is the 18th century church built according to the typical Chiloé design. Moreover, the area has wide beaches like Pangal with shorelines which are suitable for riding horses, walking or fishing in the sea. The natural attraction is the Maullin River. Many towns like Lolcura, La Pasada, Lepihué and Quenuir were founded along