PUERTO CHACABUCO, CHILE
Puerto Chacabuco is the main port of Aysén Region as well as being the region’s most important point of access. It is located about 15 km from Puerto Aysén and has a population of nearly 1,600 inhabitants. The economy is mainly based on fishing, marine farming, and increasingly, on tourism, especially ecotourism and sport fishing. Puerto Chacabuco is the maritime hub of Aysén Region in the northern part of Chilean Patagonia, as it is here where cargo ships, cruise ships, and catamarans pull in, mainly arriving from the city of Puerto Montt, 750 kilometers to the north.
Activities in Puerto Chacabuco
Puerto Chacabuco is an important port with ever growing opportunities for sightseeing and tourism including trips to the surrounding parks and trails, opportunities for ecotourism and adventure tourism, as well as the popular tours to Laguna San Rafael.
· Nearby is the country’s longest suspension bridge: Puente Presidente Ibáñez, 210 meters in length, which spans the entire Aysén River.
· Fly fishing is another activity that attracts many tourists due to the large-sized trout and salmon that can be caught in the nearby rivers and lakes.