In 1520, the Portuguese Ferdinand Magellan named this area the Patagonia, in Portuguese “Pata Gau”, or big foot. According to history, the name is due to the huge footprints that the explorer saw in the sand on the beach. Consequently the Tehuelches Indians who inhabited this area were tall and burly and later became known as Patagones. The Andes mountain range divides the Patagonia geographically into two parts, Chile to the West and Argentina to the East. Patagonia is promoted touristically, creating activities that utilize its natural beauty, dominated by beautiful lakes, pristine rivers, glaciers, fjords, mountains, hanging glaciers, islands, and waterfalls that produce an ideal environment for fly fishing, mountaineering, trekking, kayaking, horseback riding and more. The gastronomy of the region is known for its delicious meat and fruit in the area.
Cinco Rios has the facilities, equipment, and high-level professional guides to ensure the satisfaction of all our fishermen friends. The atmosphere generated after a day of fishing is indescribable; sharing experiences, anecdotes, techniques, or showing amazing photographs, only increases the love and passion for this healthy sport, and of course the thrill of living a new day, the next day of fishing in the Chilean Patagonia!