Chile (IFMSA-Chile) - Puerto Montt
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Welcome to Puerto Montt!

Puerto Montt
 is a city in the south of Chile, located north of the island of Chiloe, which grows very fast because of the salmon industry. It has magnificent views of the ocean and towering peaks of the Andes Montains, and is a hub for travelers heading further south along the Carretera Austral, or east to Argentina..

Weather

The weather in Puerto Montt is mostly rainy, cold and frozen most of the year, standing in winter with temperatures ranging from 0 ° to 10 °, with rain, frost, but the snow is rare(usually happens just in the volcano). The perfect month to visist Puerto Montt is January, during summer but if you want to enjoy a freezing winter, you would be more than welcome. In summer it is mostly sunny with temperatures from 5° to 22°, mornings and evenings are very cool. We recommend the use waterproof cloth, water shoes or boots and warm clothing.

 

UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS
Hospital Regional de Puerto Montt
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TRANSPORTATION

How to get there

by plane
There are domestic flights to Santiago de Chile (the trip is around 1:40h) and to Punta Arenas (around 2h).

by bus
Buses from Santiago de Chile take around 12-13 hours to get to Pto. Montt.
Buses pull in at the large and bustling terminal in the middle of town close to the harbour (Diego Portales & Lillo). Many departures to cities in the north, as well as services to Chiloé Island. Cruz del Sur are the fastest, since they own many of the ferries crossing the strait and the bus bypasses the waiting line. Buses to Bariloche in Argentina take around 7 hours.

In Puerto Montt you can find a cab in any corner, their prices are about $400. Another way to get around is by bus, which are not that frequent, the whole system is call "TransMontt". If you have more money you can hire a privite taxi (with yellow roof) but they are more expensive.

SOCIAL PROGRAM
  • Puerto Montt city tour
  • International dinner
  • Trip to Chiloé island
  • Ski centers (Volcán Osorno)
  • Carretera Austral trip (Austral Road)
  • Petrohué waterfalls

 

MUST SEE

The area along the beach near the bus station is pleasant for a walk with things along the way to entertain you. Walking east you'll get great views, especially at sunset, from the hills there.

The area along the beach is a nice place for a walk, where you can find the sculpture "sentados frente al mar" , and enjoy the scenery of the sea and hills. Near the main square you can find the theater “Diego Rivera” in which you can enjoy concerts, ballet, plays, etc.http://www.corporacionculturalpuertomontt.cl/

Angelmó is one of the most touristic places of Puerto Montt, located at the end of the coastal road to Chinquihu. You can find great local food with a wide variety of seafood. You can also see the stilt houses (palafitos) and varied local handmade souvenirs.

Near to Angelmo there is an access to a small island called Tengl, where you can have a panoramic view of Puerto montt and also enjoy the nature. It is recommended to go there in groups.

In Pelluco, on the east coast of Puerto Montt, you can find many restaurants, pubs and clubs where you can enjoy the night life of Puerto Montt. The national park ‘Alerce Andino’, 46 km from the coast of Puerto Montt, is where you can see ancient wood that you may not see anywhere else.

http://www.conaf.cl/parques/parque-nacional-alerce-andino/

 

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