If you are traveling by ferry to and from Chiloé or Puerto Montt, you will likely pass through Chaitén. In May 2008, a volcano erupted near the town, forcing its residents to evacuate. Today, however, many have returned and Chaitén is springing back to life, with the remnants of the disaster a tourist attraction in its own right. It’s an interesting and pleasant place to stay for a night or two. You can also buy food and other supplies in town before your southbound journey.
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