La Junta – Chile (Carretera Austral)

La Junta, located at the confluence of the Río Palena & Río Rosselot, is a nice village surrounded by water in the northern section of the Carretera Austral. The attractive presence of the rivers and lakes like the Lago Rosselot make it a perfect spot to go kayaking, canoeing, boating and fishing of course.

Main plaza in La Junta.

The Río Palena is a famous waterway, easily navigable, and insanely beautiful to discover. Lots of people gather in February  for the “Ruta del Palena” (check the dates) when they all descend 80km from La Junta to Puerto Raúl Marín Balmaceda in a group. This is a very popular and unforgettable event!

But you don’t have to hit the water to enjoy this area. A 5km trail starts opposite the village, on the Carretera Austral, to discover the Lago Rosselot National Reserve with wonderful views of the village, the confluence of the rivers and the surrounding mountains, or go trekking in the Mirta River Valley with its unspoiled wilderness.

Fantastic view of Río Palena and Rosselot!

The 75km road west of La Junta to Puerto Raúl Marín Balmaceda, following the banks of the Río Palena and with the El Sauce hotsprings on the way, is a highly recommendable detour.

Where to sleep in La Junta

CABAÑAS NATHALY – Budget Category

Privacy and quality time with your lovebird or fellow travel mates at cheap rates is what you will get at Cabañas Nathaly. Superbly located very close to the main plaza, the cabins are clean and modern, equipped with kitchen, bathroom, TV and towels. Two, five & seven bed cabins and a private triple room available. Open all year.

Address & contact
Antonio Varas s/n, La Junta
tel. +56 672314144
tel. & whatsapp +56 981898410 / 942491796
[email protected]

Cabañas Nathaly

Where to eat in La Junta

MI CASITA DE TÉ – Food, Deserts & Drinks

This pretty resto has a cozy interior as well as a wonderful garden and terrace with a great view on La Junta’s rock formations. You can enjoy delicious homemade bread, mouthwatering deserts & pastries, coffees, teas, fresh juices and regional beer!

You’ll love having breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a drink at Mi Casita de Té located on the Carretera Austral, a short stroll from La Junta’s plaza. Open all year.

Check out their happy hours on Friday & Saturday!

summer 9:00-24:00 / winter 9:30-16:30 & 18:00-22:00

Address & contact
Carr. Austral corner Patricio Lynch
La Junta
tel. & whatsapp +56 978020488
[email protected]

Mi Casita de Té