Puerto Montt, Chile

Puerto Montt is a fast growing city in the south of Chile, just north of Chiloé Island. It boasts great views of the ocean and towering peaks of the Andes, and is a centre for travellers heading further south along the carretera austral, or east to Argentina.

At Puerto Montt you can see places such as Pelluco, the seaside resort for Puerto Montt; the Museo Municipal Juan Pablo II; Angelmó, the fish market; the handicrafts market; the Cathedral and the Iglesia de los Jesuitas.

Things to See & D0

* Pelluco – bathing resort
* Bosque Fósil de Punta Pelluco – a fossilized forest and Nature Sanctuary
* Museo Municipal Juan Pablo II
* Parque Provincial Laguen Ñadi
* Fish market & Handicrafts market

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Peso (CLP)
Language – Spanish
Population – 180,000 approx
Land Area – 39.58 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style
Time – GMT minus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 56

Port Location - Most ships dock at the Public Pier inside of Canal Tenglo. Very large ships, however, must tender to the same pier. The Public Pier is 9 blocks away from the center of town.

Transport Links – Puerto Montt has one airport, El Tepual, where three airlines have regular flights from Santiago, Punta Arenas, Balmaceda, Concepción, Temuco, and Bariloche (Argentina). The airlines operating at the airport are LAN Airlines (the country's largest), Sky Airlines, and Air Comet Chile. The flight to Santiago takes two hours.

There are daily bus departures from Santiago and from the neighboring cities to Puerto Montt.

Navimag has boats to and from Punta Arenas and Puerto Chacabuco.

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