The Carretera Austral begins in Puerto Montt and ends in Caleta Yungay, and its construction started in 1979, the last stretch being inaugurated in 1996. Though some stretches need to be covered on ferryboats, the highway will take you into a world of incomparable, awe-inspiring beauty.
The Carretera Austral (CH-7) begins in Puerto Montt and ends in Caleta Yungay, and its construction started in 1979, the last stretch being inaugurated in 1996. Though some stretches need to be covered on ferryboats, the highway will take you into a world of incomparable, awe-inspiring beauty. It is a well-designed road with solid concrete bridges, but some parts are narrow and it lacks a good support infrastructure, making it necessary for travelers to carry enough gasoline.
The typical dish of the region is the Lamb, which should pass through with a sword and bake the embers in a way inverted for a little more than two hours and a half. This is a long and familiar process served with potatoes, rice or various salads and inevitable pebre.
Fish are also an essential part of the gastronomy of the Aysén Region, as in many regions of the country there is a great variety of fish and shellfish that are a contribution to the typical dishes of the area. Within the most consumed fish is salmon, eel and hake, which are combined with different seafood such as shrimp and King crab.
In terms of beverages, in this area there is a tradition to drink wine in a leather boot, as tradition Spanish and also taken calafate sour, an alcoholic beverage prepared with lemon, pineapple juice, pisco and calafate, which is a result of the branch of the berries. It is also used for the preparation of cakes, kitchen.
The weather in this place is both rainy maritime (in the coastal zone and fiords) and cold near the mountains). It rains all year round, even in summer. The average annual temperature is 8°C.
It is advisable to wear clothes that are suitable for rain.
Make sure you buy everything you need in the big cities. The rest of the towns have limited stock of things, and the prices are higher than in the city.
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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