Osorno Volcano, Puerto Varas
Visit Puerto Montt – City Sights
Walk along the tourist shops of Angelmo at the harbor. The Navimag ferry departs from the port here. In the Old Town, see the Plaza de Armas & Cathedral. The cathedral was built in 1870 and is dedicated to Virgen del Carmen. Visit Puerto Montt shops and cafes on the central street called Antonio Varas.
Angelmo- Market Area
Visit Puerto Montt – Area Tours
Area Tours typically cover Puerto Varas, Frutillar, Ensenada and Petrohue Falls. The views of Osorno Volcano are excellent from Frutillar, Puerto Varas and Ensenada. Mount Calbuco and Mount Tronador can also be seen. Try GV Tours or Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas City Tours.
- The German town of Puerto Varas is 30 minutes north of Puerto Montt at the beginning of Llanquihue Lake.
- The German town of Frutillar is 25 minutes north of Puerto Varas. Visit the German Colonial Museum and the Theater on the Lake.
- Ensenada is 45 minutes east of Puerto Varas. It’s a great spot for lunch and closer views of Mount Osorno.
- Then continue another 15 minutes to Petrohue Falls. In January the Petro bugs are out in full force and will make the name Petrohue unforgettable in a very annoying way. They are a cross between a bumble bee and a June bug. These flying bugs rapidly buzz around the heads of visitors and occasionally bite.
Osorno Volcano, Lake Llanquihue, Frutillar
Puerto Montt Weather
Puerto Montt is in the southern hemisphere. Its climate is moderated by the Pacific Ocean. In the summer months from December – February, expect average highs of about 66 F (19 C) and average lows of 45 F (7 C). In the winter, the ocean influence keeps temperatures above freezing. The coldest part of winter is from June through August. Average highs from June – September are 48 F (9 C) and average lows are just above freezing. Precipitation is highest from April to August and is very light in the summer months from December to February.