Come and visit the city of Puerto Montt in the Lakes Region. Meet the famous market of crafts, Angelmó and runs along the outskirts of the city as Puerto Varas, Llanquihue Lake and the Alerce Andino National Park.
Puerto Montt, the capital city of the region of Los Lagos is located on the north side of Reloncaví sound. It is the starting point of Austral Highway, and the entrance to North and South Patagonia. Amongst its attractions you can find Angelmó's cove and market, with a varied seafood offer; also, Tenglo Island, where you can go on a motor boat trip, and Alerce Andino National Park, a good representative of the zone's natural beauty.
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.
How to go
Airplane: From Santiago to Puerto Montt (2 hours 30 minutes)
Bus: From Santiago to Puerto Montt (12 or 14 hours)
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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