It was founded as a fortress on January 25, 1897, by Coronel Gregorio Urrutia under the name of Villa Portales, and later on Lonquimay. It is the beggining of the montanious region. The lyout of the Town Square, consisting of elliptical streets, give it a special and attractive appearance. It has a high population of Pehuenches.
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.