Located in the Andes mountain range, Futaleufú is one of the best adventure tourism destinations in Chile. Its river is considered one of the three best in the world for kayaking and its trails are perfect for trekking, mountain biking and bi-national routes because of its proximity to the border with Argentina.
Futaleufu, in mapudungún "Great River", is a commune located in the Lakes Region in Chilean Patagonia. The district is named after its main river, which is suitable for rafting and kayaking. Its main economic activities are livestock, forest products and turism.
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.