A pre-Columbian people who lived in the coastal zone between the Golfo de Penas and the Straits of Magellan. They called themselves ‘kaweskar’, but their neighbours gave them the scornful nickname of alacalufes (‘mussel eaters’) because of their custom of eating shellfish. They lived principally by fishing. Their...
Tamango National Reserve
Located 9 km from Cochrane, with a surface area of 6,925 hectares, run by CONAF.
A large community of huemueles (southern Andean deer) live here, from the Cervidae family. They grow to 100 cm in height and 70 kg in weight, and live in groups of 2 or 3.
The flora of the reserve is mainly made up of lenga and...
Cochrane is located almost 2,000 km south of Santiago. You can get there:
There are regular flights from Santiago’s National airport and from Puerto Montt to Coihaique. You can hire a private plane to take you from the airdrome in Cochrane or do the rest of the journey by car.
From Puerto Montt head south along...