Aysen, Patagonia

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Puyuhuapi Lodge & Spa is located in the incomparable setting of the beautiful and solitary Aysén region in Chilean Patagonia.
Aysén sits in the northwestern area of Patagonia and its borders are: to the north, the Los Lagos region; to the east, Argentina; to the south, the Magallanes region and Chilean Antarctica; to the west, the Pacific Ocean.
The Aysén region has a population of approximately 91 thousand inhabitants, a surface area of 109 thousand km2 and a population density of 0.8 inhabitants per km2. Fifty percent of the population is concentrated in the city of Coyhaique.

The hilly geography of the Aysén region turns it into one of the most beautiful places in Chile and even on the planet, enchanting with unique natural sights, where you can appreciate the effects of tectonic movements, volcanism and glaciations which gave rise to islands, channels, fjords, ice fields, snowdrifts, and mountain ranges.
The Aysén region also offers magnificent lakes, like Palena, Rosselot, Risopatrón, Yulton, Elizalde, General Carrera, Cochrane, and O´Higgins. Among its rivers are Palena, Cisnes, Mañihuales, and Aysén, as well as the famous Baker River, the largest river in terms of water volume in Chile, which has excellent fishing opportunities and numerous rapids apt for rafting that are currently being threatened by the projects for construction of various hydroelectric dams.

The region is extremely rich in tourist attractions of singular beauty; a short list of which includes: San Rafael Lagoon National Park and Queulat National Park, the National Monument Las Manos (The Hands) of Cerro Castillo, the impressive Marble Caves Nature Sanctuary, the Northern Ice Field, the National Reserves Río Castillo and Río Simpson, and the scenic Carretera Austral (Southern Highway).