Puerto Montt Travel Guide
Village from the Water
Village from the Water
Interior of Museum
Exterior of Building
Street dogs and graffitti
In a nutshell
It´s really worth a visit!
Stroll among the long-lived Alerce Trees
Nearby to Puerto Montt is Lahuen Nadi Park, home of the Alerce tree, the second longest living plant on earth. The Alerce is an indigenous conifer that can live several thousand years and thrives in moist climates. An understatement is this moist-love. When we visited the...
Colonization Museum fascinating find
Puerto Montt, established in 1853, was originally settled by German families who provided services to families going to the lake resorts. Settlers bring stuff, and a Chilean has made it a life's vocation and avocation to rescue everyday stuff. This includes farm equipment,...
Cross the Lakes to Argentina - Part 4
The last lake in the crossing is Lago Nahuel Huapi which gives its name to the first national park in Argentina. You leave from Puerto Blest and travel along one arm of this huge lake to Puerto Pañuelos where another bus takes you to San Carlos Bariloche.The lake is much...
Cross the Lakes to Argentina - Part 3
Lago Frias is the smallest of the three lakes in the lakes crossing. The ferry also is the smallest because people travelling this leg are crossing from Chile to Argentina or vice versa and not the day trippers that enjoy the return trip on the other two lakes.It is from...
Cross the Lakes to Argentina - Part 1
One of the best ways to cross into Argentina is by the famous Lakes Crossing. The trip starts in either Puerto Montt or Puerto Varas and goes through Vicente Perez Rosales National Park to Petrohue where a short visit to the falls is included. The fisrt leg is a boat trip to...
Cross the Lakes to Argentina - Part 2
Part two of this amazing trip takes place on land and is where you actually cross the border. Stops are made to view Cascada las Mellizas and Volcan Tronador before arriving at Puerto Frias where you go through the border formalities.At the border you also leave Vicente...
Climb on Orsono Volcano
Osorno Volcano at 2,652-metres is Chile's answer to Mt Fuji. It is on the south eastern shore of Llanquihue Lake and also is a feature from Todos Los Santos Lake. Although considered one of the most active (11 recorded eruptions) of the Andean volcanoes Orsono hasn't erupted...
Petrohué Waterfalls is a favoured stop for tourists travelling between Puerto Montt and Bariloche in Argentina. The source of the Petrohué River is from Todos los Santos Lake which is the first lake in the famous Lake Crossing to Bariloche. It is in the Vicente Pérez Rosales...
Angelmó Fish Market
Angelmó is a small bay about 2km from the centre of Puerto Montt. It is the home of the fish markets. These covered markets not only sell fresh and smoked salmon, cockles, mussels and sea urchin but you can buy fruit and vegetables and local cheese.
What if you have to go?
Anyone who has travelled much has come across this problem - where are the public toilet facilities? Puerto Montt is no different. My advice is that you use the facilities at the harbour (if you come from a cruise ship) or the bus station if you arrive by bus. At Angelmo...
Gran Hotel Vicente Costanera
1 Review and 9 Opinions The hotel gives you a warm feeling as you enter the stately lodge like atmosphere with large open...
Club Aleman: German cuisine in Puerto Montt
Club Aleman is the best german restaurant in the area around of Puerto Montt. Just take a closer look at my photographs, it even looks like an average restaurant in Bavaria and it also smells the same. Take a look at my 3rd pic it shows the small "safes" for the personal...
getting to Puerto Montt by bus
There is a large bus-station in the very centre of Purto Montt, it is currently under total reconstruction and has a restaurant and restrooms inside, a large waiting-hall and some souvenir-stands. Within 5-7 minutes you are able to walk from that bus-station to the...
Take a day trip from Puerto Montt
Some of the really beautiful spots around Puerto Montt can be reached by local busses from the bus terminus. The terminus is still in the process of being built, so this may change in the near future. If unsure, email me. If you come by ship, leave the harbour and turn to...
close to the port: the old shopping-mall
This shopping-centre is interesting for tourists for 2 reasons :1) it is an excellent collection of unique and special buildings dating back to the times of the first pioneers and settlers from Germany2) From the port you can get there easily within 3 minutes and you can...
The Lama wearing a hat
The owner of this Lama is living quite well on the $$$ he gets by the tourists, who take a photograph of his Lama, that is mostly wearing a small hat and looks quite funny. It is a pity I saw them too late, when I was queued up already for the tenderboat back to the ship, so...
waste-watchers in Chile
I saw this kind of carriage at many places in Chile, even in the centre of Santiago you will see them driving around with their horse-drawn carriage searching for things in the garbage that they might still be able to use. For tourists it is nice to take a photograph of them...
pack warm clothings even for the summer !
When coming to Puerto Montt be aware of the fact that even though it might be the southern summer in December or january, it still might be quite windy and cold. In fact we had some fog every morning in that area, so it makes sense to have some warm clothings with you,...
Armada de Chile
There is a small exhibition of all sorts of Army-equipment in the park around of the Navy-headquaters and barraks in Puerto Montt. This is not really "my cup of tea" but it might be of some interest for you and this is why I mention it here.This place is just about 100...
cruising in the south of Puerto Montt
Cruising in the south of Puerto Montt is full of surprises and great and unique landscapes. Just click on my photographs to enlarge them and see the great details of that wonderful landscape. Unfortunatly I did not see any whales, although some of our passengers saw a group...
a half-pipe in Puerto Montt
I was quite surprised to see this half-pipe right in the centre of Puerto Montt, it might be a great place for your kids, while you are taking a closer look at the ancient steam-locomotives that are just a few meters from this place.
Updated Mar 1, 2008
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