Valdivia Journals

My favorite destinations in Southern Chile

A December 1988 trip to Valdivia by Robert Raymond Ingledew

Quote: Salmon fishing in lake Llanquihue is fantastic; the view of the Villarica volcano in Pucón is breathtaking, the road from Puerto Montt to Río Puelo is unique... But Southern Chile has far more than that: Pucon, Valdivia, Osorno, Frutillar, Petrohue, Calbuco, Ancud, Castro, Quellón, Coyhaique, Puerto Natales, Torres del Paine...

My favorite destinations in Southern Chile

Overview

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If you have never navigated to the San Rafael Glacier, you do not know what you are missing. And if you have never fished in Lake Llanquihue, you have lost a unique experience. Pucon is beautiful, but Valdivia is the city I would choose for living. Here is a brief detail of each city. I will give a more complete explanation in Experiences. Pucon is a delicious and rather expensive destination to the west of Temuco, founded by Germans years ago (Temuco is today the fifth city in all Chile). Pucón is a small village, with an Alpine flavor, from where you enjoy the incredible view of the Villarica volcano. The population of Pucon is around 10,000 inhabitants. Weather is so mild that you can sunbathe on t...Read More

South of Puerto Montt

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Story/Tip

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There are many beautiful places south of Puerto Montt, and I will refer individually to each one. We will start by the Island of Chiloé. The first time I saw this island, it was flying from Puerto Montt to Coihayque (there is no direct road between these cities). The whole archipíelago seem like at broidered combination of patches of different colors. There are no high mountains in Chiloe; it is rather a rolling area. Everything is very green, and farms are everywhere. The best bus service to the archipielago of Chiloe is Cruz del Sur (also one of the best from Puerto Montt to Santiago de Chile), and it covers literally the whole island. We reach the city of Ancud as soon as we disembark. You do no...Read More

About the Writer

Robert Raymond Ingledew

Robert Raymond Ingledew
Villa Carlos Paz (Cordoba), Argentina