Puerto Montt Journals

Puerto Montt (Chile): Andes, lakes, seaside, scenic roads, salmon fishing...

A December 1996 trip to Puerto Montt by Robert Raymond Ingledew

Quote: Puerto Montt is not the only beautiful spot in Southern Chile: Puerto Varas, Frutillar, Calbuco, Río Puelo, Ancud, Castro and Quellon are some destinations you have probably never heard about. All are pretty near Puerto Montt... And Bariloche (Argentina) is only a few hours away by bus...

Puerto Montt (Chile): Andes, lakes, seaside, scenic roads, salmon fishing...


To tell the truth, all the area south of Pucon is beautiful. Valdivia is charming, Osorno has the road up to lake Rupanco, Puerto Varas has its huge lake Llanquihue with a beautiful volcano on the other side, and excellent salmon fishing in the lake, and the area surrounding Puerto Montt, including the Saltos de Petrohué and the scenic road down to Río Puelo, are really beautiful. The island of Chiloe has also a number of beautiful destinations, including Ancud, Castro, Chonchi, and Quellon. There is far more than meets the eye in this area. Frutillar is one of the least known paradises in the area. It has volcanic lava beaches on the lake, a lovely coastal avenue, beautiful gardens, and became f...Read More

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Robert Raymond Ingledew

Robert Raymond Ingledew
Villa Carlos Paz (Cordoba), Argentina

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