Welcome to Villa O’Higgins
The last stop heading south on the Carretera Austral, this mythic village is alluring in its isolation. First settled by the English (1914–16), the outpost attracted few Chileans – the road didn't arrive until 1999. The spectacular surroundings can be explored on horseback or foot, and there's world-class fishing and boat access to Glaciar O'Higgins. A growing number of trekkers and cyclists cross over from El Chaltén, Argentina. Plans to create road access to Argentina via Entrada Mayer and add a strip of road between Candelaria Mansilla and Lago del Desierto (which would still require ferry use) will greatly facilitate travel to and from Argentina.
Almost no one uses addresses but locals are happy to point you in the right direction. There's no ATM here so bring all the cash you will need, and Argentine pesos if you plan on crossing the border.