Lago Budi, Puerto Saavedra

Budi Lake from the Mapudungun word Füzi which means salt, is a tidal brackish water lake located near the coast of La Araucanía Region, southern Chile. The lake is part of the boundaries between Saavedra and Teodoro Schmidt commune.Budi Lake is among the few lakes of the west coast of the Americas that have seasonal inflows of sea water. Another difference to many Chilean lakes is that Budi Lake is not of glacial origin and does not lie in the Andes mountain range. Budi Lake is above a coastal plain just south of Nahuelbuta Range and north of the Valdivian Coastal Range where the Chilean Coast Range is very low.The lake was formed by tectonic movements and sea eustatic sea level changes.According to the census of 2002, the zone around the lake is one the poorest parts of La Araucanía Region, Chile's poorest region in turn. The 13,275 persons who live around the lake form 3,087 families with 30 years as average age. 40% of the population is under 18 years old and 73.2% declare to be Mapuches.
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  • By the side of puerto saavedra is the mouth of the budi Lake. Little trade, no culture of welcoming tourists, there is no culture of care of the place. A penalty
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  • The only one salty lake of America, Beautiful landscapes, you can find enough sites to encamp, cabins, they highlight the beautiful roots of this zone of the country with the Mapuche gastronomy gives ...  more »
  • For those who want to go and visit in the month of November, I commented that no there is offer, only the restaurants that are in the main street, crafts or attractions for tourists, except for the Lake.
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  • Very nice!
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  • Seen in very few parts... the route is clearly not made for tourism
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  • Beautiful landscapes, recommended for the whole family.
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  • The most beautiful place of Chile
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  • Cute place
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