Puerto Montt is a port city and the gateway into the lakes region and Western Patangonia. We flew from Balmaceda to Puerto Montt, a quick and easy flight- returning from Coyhaique. The city is known for its salmon- which is cheap and the smoked salmon is amazing. The city itself was not the cleanest, but we did watch a beautiful sunset on the warf and get good cocktails. We also found an amazing restaurant, Cotele, that we highly reccommend. A taxi is needed to get there from where we stayed (downtown area). Atmosphere is amazing, drinks are great and the food incredible- the steaks are out of this world.
The hotel we chose were from reviews we read on trip advisor, which usually works but this time we were disappointed. The hotel, Vista Mar had a distinct old smell probably because it was old. Since there were six of us traveling together they gave us a bedroom with six beds more like a dorm room. The bathroom was okay nothing to get excited about, breakfast was basic and wifi was spotty.