Osorno was founded in 1553 to be later abandoned in 1604 due to the harassment of the Mapuche who whipped the area to the south of the river Bio Bio during four years.
After settling peace with the Mapuche, in 1972 the remains of the city were found, and it was refounded in 1796.
In 1793 the fort Reina María Luisa was built in homage to the wife of King Charles V of Spain, by an order of Don Ambrosio O´Higgins, who used it as his personal residence until 1976, and then don Juan Mackena during repopulation.
Today some over 160,000 inhabitants live in this city, with a central part of typical buildings with exterior arcades, characteristic of the area.
Rafting is a team sport, in which all the crew members in the boat row and position themselves in a coordinated manner in order to balance their weight when going through the river rapids and keep themselves afloat.
The standard number of people allowed on the boat is from six to eight crew members, depending on the boat size.
Rafting beginners are recommended to remain in the center of the boat. Those who are somehow experienced and prefer to row may stay in front, whereas the most experienced generally stay at the back.
Among the various activities developed on Patagonian soil, the practice of golf has been gaining more and more strength in the last few years. Patagonia presents a great diversity, made up by magnificent sceneries for the development of this sport. Enjoying physical exercise and the delight of nature are combined in all its richness and variety.