Tourism in the City of Puerto Montt
Distance: 1,016 Kilometers away from Santiago
Main Activity: Tourism, Agriculture and Cattle Raising
This is a point of connection between the Eleventh and Twelfth Regions. Since 1985, Puerto Montt has become a business center in salmon production.
Originally, this place was covered by a dense jungle.
In 1852, the first German settlers arrived, by sea, to this place.
The transition from town to city was slow. Since 1912, with the opening of the railroad from Puerto Montt-Santiago, the city grew rapidly. It turned into a linked part for the territories of Chiloé, Aisén and Magallanes.
The city counts with good tourist infrastructure.
Among its most important beaches, it is possible to mention: Pelluco, Metri, Chinchihue, Piedra Azul and Coihuen, as well as the small bays of Anahuac Angelmo and Piche Pelloco.
· Archipelago of Chiloé
· Manoly Museum
· Juan Pablo II Museum
· Art Gallery
· Church of the Jesuits
· The Cathedral
· Fish and Craftsmanship Market of Angelmo
· Bosque Punta Pelluco, Natural Sanctuary
· Lahuen Ñadi Park
· Puerto Embarque
· Costanera Avenue
· Austral Road
Balneario Pelluco. It has hotels and restaurants specialized in “curantos” (typical food). It is located 3 km from Puerto Montt.
Angelmo. This used to be a little park in the 19th century. It is interesting to visit the famous handicraft fair of Angelmó and the shellfish market.
Among the tourist attractions of Angelmó, it is possible to mention:
- The ship and ferry port (which traverses the south of Chiloé, Aisén, Laguna San Rafael and Puerto Natales).
- Puerto de Las Islas (where boats and sailboats depart to the islands of Reloncavi and the Archipelago of Chiloé).
Calbuco. It is a town that was founded in 1602. It is 250 years older than Puerto Montt. A typical Chilote boat is the most famous attraction of the port; it has a capacity for 10 passengers in order to make trips around the bay.
Fishing permit. Eulogio Goycolea (north zone), Telephone: 461537.
Hornopiren. A town that is located at the foot of the Hornopirén volcano. It has a simple tourist infrastructure (camping areas and restaurants).
In Hornopirén, there are towns and tour visits to the national park of Hornopiren, its hills and the surroundings of the Cabrera Lake. There are good sport fishing opportunities, particularly, in the rivers of Cuchildeo, Negro, Blanco and Cholgo.
It is interesting to visit: Termas de Llancahue, National Park of Hornopirén, Fiordo Coman and the Termas de Cahuelmo.
Commerce Schedule: From Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 13:00 and 15:00 to 19:30 Saturday, 9:00 to 13:00
Handicrafts. Native Art of Angelmo Nº 1860, Telephone: 260787
Fishing Permits. City Hall of Puerto Montt, Urmeneta Nº 433, 2nd. Floor, Telephone: 257244
Path to San Carlos of Bariloche
This path crosses the National Parks of Puyehue (Chile) and Nahuel Huapi (Argentina).
248 kilometers from Osorno and 151 kilometers from the Complejo Fronterizo Cardenal Antonio Samore a paved road connects the region.
Complejo Fronterizo Cardenal Antonio Samore. It is located 97 kilometers from Osorno, in the midst of the native jungle. It has different tourist services and a coffee shop.
Shedules: from the first of May to the second Saturday of October, from 9:00 to 19:00. The rest of the year, the visits are from 8:00 to 21:00.
Hotels in Puerto Montt
Hotel Club Presidente Puerto Montt
Hotel Club Presidente is situated inside the best location of the zone, on the bayside. It presents splendid views in downtown.
O`Grimm is a charm Hotel that offers the typical Southern attention of Chile. Its privileged location and its refined decoration conforms a special rest lodge.