Puerto Montt is a port city on Chile's Pacific Ocean coast, located to the north of Chilean Fjords. The town was established in the mid-19th century by German colonists, which explains its alpine village type architecture. The picturesque fishing port has a large market selling local crafts, including handmade boots, ponchos, woollens (wool-made clothes), copper artworks. The town has population around 130,000.
Located amid fjords, lakes, snow-capped Andes peaks and forested hills, Puerto Montt is among Chilean Patagonia's most popular resort vacation destinations. Among the best-known tourist attractions are the city's oldest building (1856-built), Iglesia Cathedral, Regional Museum, Campanario (San Francisco Javier school's bell tower). Travel destinations nearby are Angelmo (fishing port), Isla Tenglo, Lahuen Nadi (CONAF / 200 hectares nature park).
Puerto Montt is also the gateway to Chile's Lake District. From here, cruise ship tourists can travel to Puerto Varas, Osorno Volcano, Petrohue, then by boat across Lake Todos Los Santos to Peulla. The amazing scenery features lakes, rivers, waterfalls, glorious mountains.
The first German colonists arrived here in 1852 and still remain a small, but influential part of the citizens. Since 1985, the city is experiencing considerable development, fueled by salmon farms, in addition to commercial fishing, other major industries are forestry and services. The town has numerous restaurants, cafes, hotels, shops.
Puerto Montt cruise terminal
Puerto Montt is among the ports of call on itineraries that include cruising through the Patagonian channels and Chilean fjords in the Tierra del Fuego provinces of Chile and Argentina.
Port Puerto Montt cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Puerto Montt, Chile. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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