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Puerto Fuy, Chile

Puerto Fuy, Chile

Located between mountains, rivers, forests and the majestic Lake Pirehueico, emerges the small town of Puerto Fuy.

Puerto Fuy is a charming village located on the shores of Lake Pirehueico in Chile. Known for its stunning views and tranquil atmosphere, this small town is a popular destination for those looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city. With its picturesque shorelines, pristine waters and lush vegetation, Puerto Fuy provides visitors with a unique experience that cannot be found anywhere else.

One of the most popular activities in Puerto Fuy is taking the Hua Hum ferry from the town to the nearby town of Pirehueico. This ferry takes you across the lake, giving you the opportunity to take in some of the most breathtaking scenery in all of Chile. Along the way, you can take in the sights of the lake and its islands, as well as some of the local wildlife. The journey is a great way to relax and enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the area.

Puerto Fuy is a great destination for anyone looking for an escape from the everyday. With its stunning views, peaceful atmosphere and convenient ferry service, it’s the perfect place to relax and take in the beauty of the Chilean landscape. Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway or a place to unwind and recharge, Puerto Fuy has something for everyone.

This is where you can catch the Hua Hum ferry to the port of Pirihueico from where you can continue to San Martin de los Andes, Argentina by road.

Puerto Fuy by the numbers:
Puerto Fuy by the numbers:
  • Population (2017):
    • 479 inhabitants
  • Municipality: Panguipulli
  • Location:
    • Lat, Long: 39.8738° S, 71.8940° W
    • GPS Coordinates: 39º 52' 25.68" S, 71º 53' 38.4" W
    • +/- 0 km (0.0 mi) south of Santiago
  • Elevation:
    • 866 m (2841 ft 3")
  • Timezone:
    • CLT – Chile Standard Time (Current offset: UTC -4 hrs)

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How to get to Puerto Fuy?
The quickest way to get there is by plane from Santiago de Chile to Temuco.
From there you can rent a vehicle at the airport and travel 208 miles (335km.) to Puerto Fuy.
You will ride along the South Panamerican highway to the town of Lanco then turn in the direction of Panguipulli and then take the road to Neltume and Puerto Fuy.

By car, from Santiago, take Route 5 going South and travel up to Lanco south of Temuco, continue in the direction of Panguipulli and take the road to Neltume and Puerto Fuy.

Travelling by bus is an excellent alternative. In Santiago you can take a bus in the "Terminal Sur" heading toward Panguipulli and then take a taxi to Puerto Fuy.

Other alternatives are to travel via Pucon, Villarrica and Licanray.

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Accommodation in Puerto Fuy

Andalue Hostel
Puerto Fuy

This guest house is situated only one block away from the Pirihueco lake and the Hua Hum ferry to pirihueco.
Rooms come with a shared bathroom, while some rooms include a patio and others also feature a lake view.

Refugios Outscape, Puerto Fuy, Chile

The refugio features 9 different "Tiny homes" in the forest and near the lake with either one or two bedrooms and a capacity of up to 5 people.


Fishing & Fly Fishing.
The comfortable lodges and the big Atlantic salmon, brown and rainbow trout, that rise quickly to your fly, make southern Chile the jewel of trout fishing in the southern hemisphere.
Fly Fishing the rivers and lakes of Chile is an experience that an angler never forgets. Trout and salmon are not native. Brown, rainbow and brook trout were introduced for sport in the late 1800's, while cohos, steelheads, king and Atlantic salmon didn't happen upon the scene until the last decades, when they were brought for the aquaculture industry. Today there are both resident and coastal trout and salmon in most major river systems in the south.
Around the Lake Pirihueco abundant precipitation and extensive river systems assure cool oxygen-rich conditions.
Fishing season is from the first friday in November untill the first sunday in May

Trekking & walks
Walks with progressive degrees of complexity are possible directly from from town, allowing you to discover the landscape around the edge of the lake, the nature trails by the river Fuy and beautiful views of native forest.
The surrounding scenary is very beautiful with a view of Choshuenco volcano and forested mountains in all directions.

Lake Pirihueico is approximately 13,000 acres in size (20 square miles), roughly 14 miles in length and surrounded by abundant native vegetation and, because its streams are rough with steep rocky banks, few beaches are good for camping.
The water of the lake is an exquisite transparent blue/green color.
A majority of the coastal frontage stretching along the 20 miles of Lake Pirihueico has been dedicated to wildlife and habitat conservation.
Because of the shape and geographic location of this lake, the wind usually blows from west to East. youtube

Mountain biking & Cycling
The Chilean Lake District is particularly suitable to mountain biking. It is possible to tour here on a mountain bike using old forest roads and little used tracks to get around the area. With a landscape of snow capped volcanoes, deep valleys, lakes and forests, set against the awesome backdrop of the Andes - this is an area of outstanding natural beauty.

The Fuy River drains Lago Pirinhuenco in Puerto Fuy. The clear warm water runs in the shadows of Volcan Choshuenco before dropping in to the first gorge for the upper section. The rapids start off with a good class III+ warm up for about a mile, before reaching the waterfall section. Posa Leona, a 9-meter drop, is the first and activities/viewerst rapid on the river. The following five drops are at most 16 feet tall, and then the run turns back into class III boogie water. After Neltume the Fuy drops into another canyon with the spectacular Posa Huilo Huilo (90 foot waterfall).
Downstream, the lower section is a great beginner/intermediate class III run with technical big water features and some great play spots for the paddler looking to catch some waves.

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