Chiloé is a lovely island south of Chile, my country. It has beautiful green spaces, history and culture with wonderful cuisine. There are churches with lots of heritage and unique identities (with its music, dances, its mythological stories and more). I invite you to visit and look through my photos to get to know this beautiful island.
My holiday in the south of Chile, Region de Los Lagos, Sector La Poza, Petrohué Falls and All Saints Lake, Region de Los Lagos; Park Vicente Perez Rosales. Province Llanquihue. There were some wonderful places that I saw.
A 60 kilomentros of Puerto Varas, close to the town of Ensenada, these falls are created by the water coming out of Lake Todos los Santos. They are not too high but known by the volume of water that is generated. On clear days, with the Osorno volcano in the background,they become one of the most impressive waterfalls in Chile. You can ride a boat to get another perspective.
The 1st time I visited the lakes in Chile I could not see this volcano. This 2nd time I almost ran out to see it, but luck was on my side, and just before I left, the clouds disappeared and I could see it in all its glory. Situated just over 60 miles from Puerto Varas, close to the village of Ensenada, is one of the most perfect volcanic cones of southern Chile. Along with Lake Llanquihue, beneath it, makes it worthy to be one of the most photographed areas of Chile. For a good view of the zone, you can climb on lifts up to an altitude of almost 1,700 meters . The pictures are taken from Frutillar and Puerto Varas.
It is an amazing place. Small town on the edge of Lake Llanquihue with views of 2 volcanoes. A big and long promenade for walking, excellent restaurants, the best hotels, surroundings for hiking and extreme sports .. One of the most lovely places in Chile! This is best if you like tranquility, nature and extreme sports
A little more than 120 km from Valdivia we came across this square-shaped lake with several islands in it. Huapi Island (inhabited by Indians) stands out. On the road that borders the lake, there are many small resort towns, including Futrono, Llifén and Lago Ranco. There is a large tourist infrastructure in the area, visitors can go fishing and do all kinds of sports here. A good vantage point to look out over the lake is the Alfonso Brandt park, outside the town of Lago Ranco (gravel road but you don't need a 4x4).
In the city of Puerto Montt there is one of the most important traditional Chilean food markets. This is the Angelmo market where seafood is sold for the traditional cooking spots, some with views of the sea and the Isle of Tenglo, others within the market where there is typical music. The employees of each eatery loudly promote the mixture of aromas typical of the cuisine of southern Chile, which will mesmerize anyone who likes seafood. This place is unique.
This is the river alongside beautiful Valdivia and which stands as one of the most areas in it, as it is where most of the artistic, cultural and sporting activities like summer carnivals or boating tournaments take place. It has one of the city's most important constructions, which is the Pedro de Valdivia Bridge which connects the city with the Isla Teja and coast. It was built between 1938 and 1953. Both the bridge and the Calle Calle are urban landmarks which are unmistakable because of its great tall arches that allow boats to pass under.
This beach seems like it's situated basically at the end of the world, with Spanish forts built in 1671, that surround it, giving it a sense of majesty and beauty. The horizon is lost in the vast Pacific Ocean and the deafening sound of the waves beckons you to get lost in its glory. 17 km from Valdivia Chile. Photo: Fog 7/16/10 7:15 p.m. ISO800 1/30 F4.5
This strong castle gets its name from having a lot of dense fog surrounding it! It's also sometimes called "Castle Pure and Clean Conception Manforte of Lemus" because it occupies the tip of Fog, 17 kms from Valdivia. It was built in 1671 on a cut of the hill, the earthquake of 1737 completely ruined fortress was rebuilt by order of Manso de Velasco. It was declared a national monument on June 14, 1950. Today, you can tour its facilities: Cells and lookouts us back to the time of the conquest of our nation retained the most original as when it was built with a lot of guns, stone walls, and can also be seen the historical collection of the museum that chronicles the lifestyle of the time, soldiers, etc.
Small village on the shores of Lake Llanquihue, opposite Osorno Volcano. It was the town that housed the first German settlers who arrived in Chile. It is characterized by its German-influenced buildings, beautiful gardens and beach along the lake, which is well worth a walk contemplating the Osorno Volcano in the background.
What to see:
- German Colonial Museum: the lifestyle of the first settlers arrived.
- Lake Amphitheater: Concert and Events Center.
- Edmund Forest Reserve Winckler-House Employer: idealization of the main house of a farm.
- The Bell: agricultural Bodega, circular with a conical roof, held up by a single pillar
- The Mill: its paddle wheel is driven by water from a wooden trough.
- Casa del Herrero: most representative of the lives of early settlers.
What in the motherland we call seafront ,in Chile they call it a coastal call. As Puerto Montt is a villa constructed into the sea, walking around is to visit most of the city: The main square, hotels, yacht club, docks, bus station, market Angelmó. On one side is the city, and the other side is the ocean.
On the other side of the Calafquen there's an unpaved road that borders the southern part of the lake on the other side of the village of Coñaripe. From this route you can see the size of Lake Calafquen and get incredible volcano postcards, as you can get to Panguipulli as an alternative, But you can get to the dam which is at the end of the lake. I recommend this path for anyone who wants to get to know the lesser-known places in the area.
The National Park is very close to Chaiten, about thirty-five miles north on the Austral highway. It has camp sites and beauty unmatched anywhere else. Also you can be seen from different points the Chaiten Volcano. Just like you see in the pictures, it is very active but very beautiful view. I recommend you buy provisions in Chaiten because there is nowhere to buy anything ... Bring a camera because you will not want to forget this place ... There are rivers where you can find truly natural water without paying for it.
Well, I have to say I wasn't expecting much, but this park was very nice because it was on the street side of River Street, in the city of Valdivia is a very beautiful place for its great views of the river Valdivia and you can enjoy all the waterfront of the city, the city is a attraction, and this park has more to beautify the city is a very quiet and cool at the many trees that surround the park. A good vantage point for visiting the museum afterwards if you're interested.
Craft fairs (small, ultra-traditional markets) are what was missing from Puerto Montt. If you don't want to try the steep walk up Angelmo (much bigger) and want to avoid the rain - very common in Puerto Montt - you can opt for a small indoor fair, just opposite the bus terminal. They are ideal to buy a traditional hat, for example.
Llanquihue Lake is a quiet lake that's nice and smooth. My room was invaded. I open my eyes when the light of dawn comes crashing in. I sit up and see the two holes in the sky, bathed in clouds and birds. On any morning, any day is amazing. The presence of nature is inescapable. Picks up and facing the lights and shadows, colors in perpetual motion.