The city was founded by Provincial Government on 12th October 1929 in the beautiful valley formed by the rivers Simpson and Coyhaique, with mount Divisadero to the south, to support the colonists and the Sociedad Industrial de Aysén, SIA, which had its central office since 1906 up stream from Coyhaique where the Escuela Agrícola is today.
Coyhaique in aboriginal language means village or camping site between water courses.
Town hall was created in 1948, and in 1974 it was appointed capital of the XI region.
The tracing of the city is very peculiar, since its centre is a pentagon where ten main streets start to be then divided into squares.
The region was inhabitted by small aboriginal groups like Chonos and Alakalufes, who lived on hunting and fishing. Towards the end of XIX century, a shy colonization started. The richness of timber attracted several companies that abusively cut down tress, and destroyed almost 3 million hectares of forest to use the land for pastures.
The area´s environmental conditions were favorable for bovine and ovine livestock. There is a monument to the Sheperd, erected in homage to those brave bredders.
It is inevitable that we use passion to speak about fishing. A passion that invades each of us, anglers, in a different way, but usually by means of anecdotes or experiences.
Not only is fly-fishing passionate, but it also surpasses passion to such an extent that it is hard to put it into words. It can be told, like I am telling you at this very moment, but experience is and must be personal, always
Those who wish to experiment something new may choose a horseback ride over mountains, amidst forests, along beaches or across streams with the whole family enjoying beautiful moments.
It is ideal to go on these excursions guided by the local experts and on docile Creole horses.
If you are going on a short excursion, it is not necessary that you can ride. A quick theoretical chat with the guide will be enough for you to get used to the reins.