Located in the Chilean Lake District in Patagonia, Puerto Montt is a port city which lies on the Reloncaví Sound estuary. Puerto Montt is a good base for treks into the nearby valleys and, in particular, the Osorno Volcano is a beautiful place for hiking.
Puerto Montt has its own airport, Tepual, which runs flights to Santiago in just 2 hours and to Punta Arenas (PUQ) near the beautiful Torres del Paine National Park. Both LAN and Sky Airlines operate there and this is the airport your should fly to if you plan to visit Puerto Varas, a 30 minute drive away.
The climate in Puerto Montt is generally warm and sunny during the summer months (Oct-Mar) but this region is prone to rain, which makes it quite a humid and verdant place.
Map of Puerto Montt