About 70 km (43 mi) southwest of Puerto Montt, at this small town near Pargua—the ferry crossing to Chiloé—the Maullín River merges with the Pacific Ocean. It's a spectacular setting. Be sure to visit Pangal Beach, an extensive beach with large sand dunes that is teeming with birds. If you choose to stay overnight, there are cabins and a campground.
Ruta 5 south from Puerto Montt, about a 1-hr drive, Puerto Montt, Chile