Lake Chapo is located 43 kilometers away towards northeast city along the road to Pelluco and Chamiza. Before crossing over the bridge, it is necessary to turn left and take a detour, which after driving 30 kilometers through the river valley and the Calbuco Volcano view, reaches a little rural community called Correntoso. From there tourists can visit a small lake full of beaches and surrounded by high mountains, where it is possible to practice sport fishing or sail across the Reloncavi Estuary.
From Correntoso an alternative route leads to the Chamiza River waterfall and the Alerce Andino National Park – whose name stands for Patagonian cypress in Spanish-, made up of fifty lagoons, including the Sargazo lagoon. The Valley of River Lenca nestled by a stunning dense lush forest is an outstanding natural spot.
We also resolved to set out from Puerto Montt and take the coastline eastwards until Caleta La Arena to enjoy the maritime scenario and changing tides. At the low tide, workers picking seafood and some sea algae moving around the shore come up as well as some petrified Patagonian cypress trees buried in the sand can be perceived.
La Arena is the starting point of the Southern Road, a series of dazzling nooks in this Lake Region. Little towns like Pelluco, Coihuin, Quillaipe, Metri, Lenca, Chaica and the heart of Reloncavi feature colors, history and the incredible every daily life of towns whose economies are based on the sea and soil.
For sure, there are many more attractions in the surroundings of the city which will be explored in our future journeys.
Municipal Tourist Office
Address: Antonio Varas and San Martín
Phone: 56 65 26-1700
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Useful DataBear in mind
The Tourist Office of Puerto Montt offers travel, distance maps with information about facilities available along the road and the activities on every destination. Fishing, mountain hiking or walks are the most popular activities chosen by the visitors.