Puerto Murta is one of the villages of Aysén that is located on the shores of the Lake General Carrera. To this place tourists arrive to make different excursions around which are characterized by their native flora and fauna.
Puerto Murta or Bahía Murta is a town located on the shores of Lake General Carrera. It is characterized by its native forests and Coihues that can be found in the center of the village.
Its main activity is sheep and cattle, and organic beef of excellent quality is sold.
In February of each year, the "Fiesta del arreo" is held, which aims to recall the activities of the first inhabitants of this place. You can also visit in Murta Viejo, the chapel of tejuelas that was built in the '50s.
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.