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This town’s name is a portmanteau of Mañío, the name of a tree that grows abundantly in this area, and Bahuales, a term for wild animals. It was established by settlers who opened a trail through the valley in 1935 and began living in the area alongside their animals.
Mañihuales was incorporated in 1962. Today, it lies in a strategic location, surrounded by Nature Reserves, beautiful landscapes, and rivers perfect for fly fishing.
Lodging in Mañihuales includes cabins, guest houses, hotels, and campsites. For more information, check:
Mañihuales is located 37 miles from Puerto Aysén. Take Route 240 and at mile 12 (kilometer 20), take Route X-50 toward Mañihuales. Merge onto Route 7.
From Coyhaique, take the same roads (Route 240 or Route X-50) or take the Carretera Austral 46 miles north.
Mañihuales is located near the border crossings Coyhaique Alto and Huemules Pass.
Various bus routes are available daily between Mañihuales and Puerto Aysén and Mañihuales and Coyhaique. For more information, contact Transporte Mañihuales (+56 992394659), Transporte Aida del Carmen Aranda Huichalao (+56 99703782), or Servicios de Transportes Jota Eme (+56966781113 / firstname.lastname@example.org).
Puerto Chacabuco is the main port of the Aysén Region and is located 45 miles from Mañihuales.
The Balmaceda Airport is located 89 miles from Mañihuales. The road to the airport is paved.
Lavanderas Natural Park and mobile office are open from December to April.
Mañihuales celebrates its anniversary during the first two weeks of November.
In September, during the Chilean national holiday, the community holds a traditional celebration, along with a parade featuring different local institutions and organizations, games, a Cowboy Festival, and a cueca championship (a traditional Chilean dance).
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