Cochamó is a picturesque Chilean village in Llanquihue Province, Los Lagos Region, Chile. It covers 3,910.8 sq km (1,510 sq mi) and has a population of 4,400 (2011 estimate).
Although Cochamó was only established in 1979, the area has seen human habitation going back to the pre-Hispanic times. Cochamó has waterfalls, rivers, caves, granite arches and cliffs that are hundreds of meters high. In recent years, it has become a popular ecotourism destination particularly with domestic tourists.
Cochamó is generally cold and rainy between May and August, so the best time to visit is during the warmer months, between October and April, with the months of September and May being particularly pleasant.
Cochamó can be reached by bus from Puerto Montt via Puerto Varas. Expect to spend an entire day on travel to get there, particularly if you’re going to Cochamó Valley.
Places of Interest in Cochamó
- Cochamó Valley
U-shaped valley that is often compared to Yosemite, often attracting nature lovers and rock climbers.
- Osorno Volcano
Beautiful conical stratovolcano located between Osorno Province and Llanquihue Province.
- Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park
A national park covering 2,530 sq km within the Andes mountain range with awesome landscapes and pristine nature.