Camping Las Bandurrias, La Chamiza

Camping Las Bandurrias La Chamiza

Most travellers will tell you Puerto Montt is best used as a transit hub and little else. However, consider staying at Camping Las Bandurrias should you find yourself caught short and need a place to stay. Located a short 20 minute drive out of Puerto Montt in the town of La Chamiza.

The few well appointed sites have shelter, running water table and chairs and a fireplace. The showers are hot and there is a large entertaining area where Chilean families often gather.

The good

Facilities were quite good and the small family run campsite gave it a homely feel. Being slightly away from Puerto Montt it felt extremely safe. The Chamiza river running behind the campground added a very mesmerising backdrop to pleasant stay in a part of Chile many never stay to see.

The bad

One male stand-up toilet was not connected to the plumbing when we were there, so check the plumbing before going!

The awesome

As mentioned the fast-flowing river (even faster after recent rainfall) gave the campsite a very serene and peaceful feel.

Camping Las Bandurrias Ratings:

  • Overall: 3 stars
  • Ambience: 3 stars
  • Facilities: 3 stars


  • 6,000 CLP per person


  • Electricity: Yes
  • WiFi: No
  • Hot Showers: Yes
  • Lighting: Yes
  • BBQ: Yes
  • Shade/Shelter: Yes


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Ever since venturing out the back gate into the bush as a kid, I've had a curiosity to escape and explore as often as I could. It's fair to say that my curiosity has continued to grow instead of fade as the years go on. It eventually came time to turn a few scribbled notes into some legible stories and travel tips for anyone with a similar curiosity as me.

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