Puerto Montt Vacations
Puerto Montt in Los Lagos is inhabited by roughly 160,000 people.
Puerto Montt is situated 630 miles (1014 kilometers) south of Mendoza and about 570 miles (917 kilometers) south of Santiago, the national capital.
Get active in the outdoors and get inspired by nature by exploring a couple of the much-loved nature retreats in the city. Osorno Volcano and the Calbuco Volcano are ideal parklands for families. Petrohue Falls and Los Alerces de Lenca Park are two other pleasant public parks and gardens for people of all ages to enjoy.
Some of the more revered heritage sites in and around Puerto Montt are the religious buildings that have faithfully stood here for many years. Get an insight into the history of the Church of the Sacred Heart and the Puerto Montt Cathedral as you view the old buildings.
Visit Lake Llanquihue, a magical spot where people like to come to recharge their batteries. When the sun is shining this calming destination is a great place to relax and enjoy the local birdsong.
Enjoy listening to the birds, skim rocks in the shallows and catch some rays at the local beach known as Estuario de Reloncavi. This is the perfect place to go to if you have had enough sight-seeing. Take off your shoes and play along the shoreline or simply enjoy the view.
The Juan Pablo II Museum is an inspiring few hours for culture vultures in Puerto Montt. Enjoy the atmosphere, ask the staff about any one-off exhibitions, buy something from the gift shop or just admire the treasures of the past.
Nature lovers will be pleased to discover that Puerto Montt also has several protected natural havens with beautiful landscapes and some notable plant and animal species. To hike around one of the most visited local conservation reserves, head to Alerce Andino National Park.
Plaza de Armas is one of the most popular public places in Puerto Montt. Treat the kids to an ice cream, meet the locals, and you’ll soon see why this square is so adored by Puerto Montt residents.
Discover the region’s past at Monte Verde; one of the most popular remnants of days gone by in Puerto Montt. Read up about the site in your guide book, get photographs and learn about the events that shaped local history.