Widely known as the gateway to the pampas, Balmaceda was also the first settlement in Aysén. Starting from Balmaceda, you can visit several attractions, such as El Fraile Ski Center. Located 29 km from the city of Coyhaique, this resort is an excellent alternative for outdoor activities, specially for the lovers of the white sport.
Unmissable sights in Balmaceda
know about Coyhaique
Surrounded by hills and thick forests, Coyhaique will astonish you with its virgin landscapes and unforgettable vistas that will awake your most adventurous side. Activities include horseback riding and mountain biking. Hiking and trekking activities are also available. If you are a wildlife enthusiast, you can enjoy photographing the magnificent local flora and fauna. Of course, fly fishing, kayaks, and picnics are also part of the offer.
Cerro Castillo National Reserve
The Cerro Castillo national reserve, located in the Region of Aysen. Created on June 19, 1970 has an area of 138,164 hectares. The reserve stands out for its Trekkin trails and main summits (Cerro Castillo 20318 msnm and Cerro Las Cuatro Cumbres 2273 msnm) has areas for camping, stands out for the protection of diverse species of wild fauna and varied Flora.
Río Simpson National Reserve
Located 32 kilometers northwest of Coyhique, it has an area of 30,452 hectares. It has peaks superior to 1600 mts, Highlight rivers such as the Correntoso and Cascada de la Virgen affluent the Simpson both surrounded by beautiful landscapes and exuberant vegetation, ideal for adventure tourism practices.
Indian- shaped rock
La piedra del indio is located to the west by the Simpson River. It is a rock formation formed by the erosion of water, ice and winds, giving it the shape of a human profile. It can be seen from the suspension bridge over the Simpson River
Other unmissable sights
Main Square and its Handicrafts Market
Cathedral of Our Lady of Sorrows in Coyhaique
And the Mackay Hill, among many other attractions
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