Futaleufu

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Futaleufu is a small town in the Andes 10km from the Argentine border.

Useful tourist information centre on main square. * Tourist Board.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

About 50 km from Argentina

Similar distance from Chile.

By bus[edit]

Buses from Chaiten dailyVilla Sta Lucia) (2000 pesos, 4 hours) Buses from Esquel (4500 pesos, 3 hours) Buses from Puerto Montt/Osorno (?, 12 hours including two border crossings)

Get around[edit]

Walk

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Do[edit]

Rafting/Kayaking (November to March). There are class IV and V rapids here. Many companies. Around 45000 pesos for half a day. Beautiful river and surroundings. Rival if not better ANYTHING in all of Latin America. (Yes I know bold statement, but true). Many companies: * Futaleufuexplore.; * Cara Del Indio.

Swimming, walk out of town west along P Aguirre Cerde. After 30 minutes along a gravel road you come to a large bridge. Just on the left is a stony "beach" with a makeshift diving board. Excellent spot for swimming in the crisp clean waters. Better than the swimming areas on the main road into town.

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Sleep[edit]

Lots of hospedajes have camping spots.

Best equipped hostel with kitchen is "hostal frontera," on P Carmona, (two blocks north and one block east of the main plaza. 5000 pesos per person).

  • Camping Laguna Espejo (Near the laguna). Has WiFi and kitchen access. Some tent spots are well shaded. 4000 CLP.


Go next[edit]

There are buses to Osorno and Puerto Montt via Argentina. Also buses for Esquel on mondays, wednesdays and fridays. 8:30am or 6:30pm, 3 hours, 4500 pesos.

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