Originally called "Melipulli," or "four hills," by the native Mapuche people, the city of Puerto Montt is surrounded by lovely scenery and outdoor activities, making it a perfect place to get away from daily life. When you come to Puerto Montt, don't hole yourself away in a hotel - book one a stay in one of our vacation rentals to really get a feel for the city and connect with nature for the best time you can possibly have!
Surrounded by the beautiful lakes, forests, and estuaries of Los Lagos, Puerto Montt is on the north shore of the Reloncaví Sound. There are several islands nearby, including Chiloé, the largest island in Chile. Chiloé has so much local color - it's famous for the myths and fantastical creatures the locals believe reside there, and Puerto Montt is rich in culture and tradition as well.
Sitting about 14 miles away is the German-influenced city of Puerto Varas. Between the mouth-watering cuisine and the stunning views of nearby volcanoes like Calbuco, Puerto Varas is a great choice for a day trip.
There is no need to go out to eat when you can buy fresh ingredients to cook in your private kitchen! Visit Angelmó Cove's Seafood and Fish Market to pick up supplies for dinner, and maybe take it outside for a picnic. Despite the many German foods and traditions, Puerto Montt is famous for its pink salmon caught right offshore, huge quantities of which are shipped around the world. Angelmó Cove has more than just groceries, though, so make sure to bring along your shopping list so you can pick out the perfect gift for the folks back home.
Just 25 miles away, the 44,000 acres of old forest at Alerce Andino National Park offer spectacular hiking and wildlife viewing for an adventurous day trip. Go around in search of a hidden lagoon and spot a few waterfalls along the way, or rent a kayak to really get close to the water.