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 architecture of its houses look as if they would have taken them straight out of a European town, its colors, well-kept gardens, and wooden fences are complemented by the simplicity and humility of the place. A small rainbow only minutes from Chaitén. Known for its hot springs, El Amarillo is a small rural town located 25 kilometers southeast of Chaitén and south Pumalín Douglas Tompkins National Park. It only has one street, few inhabitants, and a clean and green evironment. For
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