This Lake stands out as the biggest in Chile and also by its crystal clear waters that surround a large part of the Chilean patagonia. Within it are known chapels of marble, which in times of Sun you can visit Kayak.
General Carrera Lake (Chilean side) or Lake Buenos Aires (Argentine side) is located in Patagonia and shared by Argentina and Chile. Both names are internationally accepted.The lake is known as a trout and salmonidae fishing destination.
The Marble Caves, Marble Chapel and Marble Cathedral are an unusual geological formation located at the centre of the lake. They represent a group of caverns, columns and tunnels formed in monoliths of marble. The Marble Caves have been formed by wave action over the last 6,200 years.
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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