Coyhaique is located in the east side of the Andes and it`s one of the most important cities in the region. Coyhaique is the capital of the region and a turistic and natural attraction refuge. There's plenty of technology, ready to work for its 40,000 inhabitants Surrounded by hills, the city combines metropolitan characteristics with evergreen forests and park fauna.
Attractions: Modern and tradicional architecture. In the west side of the Simpson river you can find “La Piedra del Indio” (The Indian Stone), a human profile made of an erosioned rock. The city is surrounded by Cinchao, Divisadero and Mackay hills, and it`s cross by Coyhaique and Simpson rivers.
Activities: Hiking, trekking, bicycles riding, horseback riding, sport fishing, kayak, picnic, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.
How to get there: Santiago-Puerto Montt: Land route and airway
Puerto Montt-Coyhaique: Land route through Alto Coyhaique Route from Argentina
Puerto Montt-Puerto Chacabuco: Seaway
Puerto Chacabuco-Coyhaique: Land route
Puerto Montt-Balmaceda: Airway
Balmaceda-Coyhaique: Land route
Chaiten-Coyhaique: Land route by Austral Route
When to go: All year long
Services: Housing, food, cafeteria, transportation, museums, camping
Surroundings: Piedra del Indio, Coyhaique National Reserve, Elizade lake, La Paloma lake, Riesco lake, Patagonia Regional Museum, Puerto Aisen, Lo Castillo National Reserve, Simpson River National Reserve, Simpson River, Seis Lagunas area.