Alerce Andino National Park (Andean Larch) was created on the 17th of November of 1982. It is located in the province of Llanquihue, in the districts of Puerto Montt and Cochamó. It has a surface area of 39.255 ha, most of which are covered with larch forests set in the mountain area of Región de Los Lagos. This slow-growth conifer has an excellent quality wood, and it is an endangered species, the park being one of its main refuges.
Alerce Andino National Park is part of Reserva de la Biosfera Bosques Templados Lluviosos de Los Andes Australes (Southern Andes Temperate Rain Forest)
This area of the country cuisine is known for good food, has a great variety of traditional food due to the influence of the mapuche, but also the German influence that arrived in the country.
Within typical dishes is the curanto, a soup made with meat, sausages seafood and potatoes, chapaleles, which are a mixture of potatoes and flour cooked in the broth of the curanto, milcao which is also made from potatoes, since it is one of the most important foods in the area along with meat and seafood.
On the other hand the German influence has allowed this area to be characterized by their cakes and pies of berries and fruits that grow in the place such as raspberries, blueberries or Myrtle.
For more information enter in the link http://www.conaf.cl/parques/parque-nacional-alerce-andino/
The weather on this place is oceanic and rainy, with a bit of Mediterranean influence, there’s abundant and constant rainfall, even in summer. The annual average temperature is 11° C.
We advise you to wear clothes that are suitable for rain, because the weather is constantly changes at any time of the year.
Stores in rural areas are open all day, but they close between 13.00 and 15.00. We advise you to carry local currency (Chilean pesos), since it isn’t possible to pay with debit or credit cards in kiosks and rural stores.
Do not litter on parks or streets. Taking care of our environment is everyone's responsibility. Avoid fines by following the rules.
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