Coyhaique is the capital city of the province of the same name, located in the Aysén Region. It is located to the east of the Andes Mountains, in Chilean Patagonia at an average height of 310 meters above sea level, at the place where the Simpson and Coyhaique rivers converge. The city is located 660 km from Puerto Montt and more than 1,000 km away from Santiago; Despite being considered remote, it connects with the rest of the region by different roads, especially by route number 7 of the Carretera Austral, and with the rest of Chile through the panamerican highway number 5.
This city is the youngest regional capital of Chile, since it was founded in 1929 at the foot of the majestic rocky massif Cerro Mackay. The climate of Coyhaique is of the rainy maritime type, which is quite rigorous due to the latitude of the city, presenting itself with cold all year round and rainfall between 800 and 1200 mm annually with winter snows. The minimum absolute temperature has reached −26 °C and the absolute maximum in summer has reached 35 °C. Coyhaique, like the entire Aysén Region, offers a diversity of landscapes ranging from the Patagonian pampas, to forests that always remain green and adorn the coast, it is also the starting place to approach the fjords and characteristic channels of the region.
The Plaza de Armas de Coyhaique stands out among all because it has a pentagonal shape, the only one of its kind in all of Chile. The square has ten entrances, nine streets and a pedestrian promenade, all of which lead to the center of it; this particular square concentrates all the urban life of the locals. In addition to the plaza, Coyhaique has natural attractions like Lake Elizalde, Valle de la Luna, Lake Caro, Laguna Verde, Piedra del Indio, Reserve Río Simpson, Lake La Paloma and Villa Ortega.
At kupos.com we take you to Coyhaique with the company Buses Sao Paulo, but from nearby towns there are also direct trips to Coyhaique by carpool, or shared car, which is another travel alternative when you are looking to travel comfortably, safely and for less money. With kupos.com you can access the carpool routes available to Coyhaique.
Once in Coyhaique, you can get around by bus, a fairly popular urban transport that covers almost all the internal routes in the town. In kupos.com you can find the available routes, and pay through the app with any card or in cash.
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The House of Mate
This is the most traditional and emblematic drink of the region, nobody leaves here without trying a good mate, that's why there is La Casa del Mate, the most particular shop in all Coyhaique.
In this store you will find all the types of mates you can imagine, in addition to all the necessary utensils for the proper consumption of this exquisite herb. And how do you like mate?
Gastronomy of Patagonia
Coyhaique is the navel of the Carretera Austral, and like any tourist place that receives hundreds of visitors throughout the year, Coyhaique is full of gastronomic options for all tastes and budgets.
Here the gastronomy is characterized by the consumption of lamb and hare. Do you dare to try these new dishes or do you prefer to play it safe? Here are our tips for you!
The best beer
One of the must-see places in Coyhaique is La Taberna, where the best of all beers are.
D’olbek beer was born from this tavern, one of the best inventions in Patagonia. This delicious beer is made with the purest water in all of Chile, perhaps that is why it is so famous and valued throughout the country. In this place you will understand the magic of Patagonia through its beer flavors.
The stops of Coyhaique
There are so many landscapes and wonderful things to see in Coyhaique that we don't want you to miss a single detail, so let's take a city tour.
With the necessary comfort and security, Coyhaique City Tour offers the best guided tour of the city and its surroundings. From visits to the Mirador Río Simpson, La Piedra del Indio, the Mate Monument, to a walk through the most outstanding breweries in the region. Now we are going to know Coyhaique!
|Servicio||Vallenar a La Serena||Coquimbo a La serena||Temuco a La Serena||Curico a Santiago||Temuco a Santiago|
|Bus||$ 5.000||$ 5.000||$ 5.000||$ 5.000||$ 5.000|
|Tren||$ 5.800||$ 5.800||$ 5.800||$ 5.800||$ 5.800|
|Kupospool||$ 3.800||$ 3.800||$ 3.800||$ 3.800||$ 3.800|