Futaleufu is 156 km from Chaiten and 10 km from the border with Argentina, in which the city of Esquel in Argentina is the closest town.
The name Futaleufú comes from the mapudungún that means big river.
It is a commune located in the Los Lagos Region in the Chilean Patagonia, characterized by its river of the same name Futaleufú that is world class for sports such as rafting and kayaking.
The main economic activities of this town are livestock, forest products and tourism, the latter has been defined as the main axis of development for the future due to the variety of natural attractions among which are: the Futaleufú River, the lakes Espolón, Lonconao, Noroeste, Las Rosas and the lagoon Espejo.
How to get to Futaleufú
From Puerto Montt, it is necessary to take 2 barges, in hornopiren and in Hualaihue, which are part of the Austral highway, with this we reach Chaiten and from there it is a beautiful dirt road to Futaleufú
There are buses from Puerto Montt to Futaleufú that go through Argentina (to avoid the barges that are expensive.
From Buenos Aires to Esquel and from there are 15km in Automovil or Bus.
From Puerto Montt, there are small planes that travel directly to Futaleufú.