From La Junta, the Carretera Austral runs south along the western side of Lago Risopatrón, past several waterfalls, to Puyuhuapi (also spelt Puyuguapi), 45 km further south. Located in a beautiful spot at the northern end of the Puyuhuapi fjord, the village is a tranquil stopping place, about halfway between Chaitén and Coyhaique. It was founded by four Sudeten German families in 1935, and its economy is based around fishing, ever-increasing tourism and the factory where Puyuhuapi’s famous handmade carpets are produced and which can be visited. Alfombras de Puyuhuapi (T067-325131, http://www.puyuhuapi.com, daily in summer 0830-1930, closed lunch, English spoken) . By the municipalidad on the main street there is a decent tourist information office (Mon-Sat in season, 1000-1400, 1600-1900) . A bus timetable is pinned up here. If you are travelling in your own vehicle ask at the police station about road conditions and temporary road closures.
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