Central Carretera Austral is a scenic route with incredible landscapes, lush vegetation of evergreen forests and different species of native flora and fauna. It has positioned itself as an ecotourism and heritage destination, where there are thermal centers, rivers and trails to explore the most remote places of Chilean Patagonia.
From La Junta to Coyhaique, the Carretera Austral Norte runs 266 kilometers. Queulat National Park is one of the outstanding destinations, being the Hanging Snowdrift and the northern sector hot springs (Puyuhuapi Hot Springs, Ventisquero Hot Springs and Sauce Hot Springs) the most visited places by national and international tourists.
For lovers of fly fishing, there is the Palena River that stands out for the large size of the salmon that live here. The landscape is made up of lenga forests, abundant waterfalls and high mountains. It includes a scenic route of 70 kilometers in length, which begins at the Rosselot river and ends at the picturesque port of Raúl Balmaceda. You can navigate by boat, kayak, raft or boat.
Another of the secrets of the Central Carretera Austral, is that it has various hot springs in the towns of La Junta, Puerto Cisnes, La Junta, Puerto Raúl Marín Balmaceda and Puyuhuapi, the latter being the best known. Come rest and disconnect in the middle of the green nature of Chilean Patagonia!
And what about gastronomy? In Puerto Cisnes you can taste exquisite dishes of hake and puyes. Discover the history of the settlers and their coastal landscapes in this small bay of the Puyuhuapi channel.
The Carretera Austral with its national parks, its rivers, forests and mountains, has positioned itself as one of the must-see places in the southern zone of Chile. A route that has been making way for various adventure activities that invite tourists to dive into its forests and admire its impressive landscapes.