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Balmaceda Lake

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Located nearby Puerto Natales, Balmaceda Lake has beautiful waters, an ideal place to practice aquatic sports.

Its landscape and natural conditions make the Balmaceda Lake an ideal refuge to practice entertaining activities and enjoy an exhuberant native flora and fauna, in which you can find flamingos, black-neck swans, ducks and seagulls.


Flora and fauna. Ideal waters to practice fly fishing and favorable places for tourism nearby.


Hiking, lake navigation, sport fishing, picnic, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.


Twelfth region. Located 28 kilometers southwest of Puerto Natales.

How to get there?

Santiago-Punta Arenas: Airway.

Punta Arenas-Puerto Natales: Land route, by Route 9 north.

Puerto Natales-Torres del Paine National Park: Land route.

Santiago-Puerto Montt: Land route and airway.

Puerto Montt-Puerto Natales: Seaway.

Puerto Natales-Balmaceda Lake: Seaway.

Argentina-Puerto Natales: Land route, by crossing the border from Dorotea, Casa Viejas and Río Don Guillermo.

When to go?

All year long.


Cold moderate rainy weather, without dry season but with microclimates. The annual media temperature is 8°C, during summer time the temperature goes from 10° to 18°C. The annual media rain is 450 milimiters.


Housing, food, transportation, camping.


Las Montañas Channel, Castillo Hill, W Network: Torres del Paine Base- Valle del Frances-Grey Lake, network: Cordillera Paine Lake, Puerto Natales seashort, Dos Lagunas, Calvo Fjord, Bories cold-storage plant, Balmaceda Glaciar, Gulf of Almirante Montt, Balmaceda Lake, Azul Lagoon, Verde Lagoon, Paine Mountain, Cueva del Milodon Natural Monument, Bernardo O´Higgins National Park, Torres del Paine National Park, Antonio Varas Peninsula, Puerto Natales, Alacalufe National Reserve, Serrano River, Ultima Esperanza Inlet.

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