Attractions and Activities


Is an extensive commune foothills Ñuble province. Located at 68 km. the northeast of Chillán, around 43 km to east of Route 5 South to 408 km. Santiago. The municipality covers an area of 1,482 km2 and it has a population of 3,646 inhabitants, of which 63% is rural.

San Fabian limits are the North with the Maule Region Perquilauquén separated by the river, on the east with Argentina on the south by the municipality of Coihueco and west by the municipality of San Carlos. In San Fabian, you will discover a fascinating nature, feeling the purity of the wind, enjoying the kindness of its people and also enjoying a delicious Chilean cuisine.

El Caracol

It owes its name to a high hill with sharp bends; it is located at 28 km. San Fabian to the range. Its shape resembles the shell of a snail, because which it was baptized with that name by travelers who marketed towards Argentina.

The English Bridge

Located 41 km from San Fabián and his name lays the nationality of their British builder Don Cecil Robelbes, former administrator of the estate El Palo, who face needs to spend their summer grazing sheep to the ordered building this bridge over the river Los Sauces. This bridge came to be used not as collapsed before being opened. The current gateway occupies only the foundations of the fallen bridge and is used for pedestrian and animal.

The Guards

This Sector is located 4 miles from San Fabian towards the mountains. In this place the Indians established checkpoints to warn potential attacks from indigenous rivals. From here you can see a pronounced Ñuble river narrows and the tracks of the adjacent hills.


This sector is 59 km. within San Fabian. It owes its name to the abundance of “Ho” (medicinal tree species typical Andean sector), and geographic location, it is located in a corner of the Andes. This place stands out, the native flora is typical of these latitudes and the beautiful view .It has the majestic river Los Sauces.

Cerro Alico

it pertains a natural geographical elevation, whose name in Mapudungun means “Hot Water”. M.s.n.m. Reaches 1,200 and is located in the foothills of Dims. This sector is characterized by abundant native forest can be traversed by paths of low difficulty, discovering species such as Hualo, Oak, Hazel, and Raulí Quillay. Also within the local fauna and birds are animals such as; foxes, Thrush, Quail and Chucaos.

Cerro Malalcura

It has an elevation of 2100 m and his name in Mapudungun means “Stone Fence” features paths along the broad areas of native forest, where it is possible to observe floral species such as North Luma, Ñirres, of Cordillera ,Cypress and Laurel. Besides of discovering fauna which it is including species such as Puma, the Hare Montanesa and Andean Condor.

Sport Fishing

In this activity you can practice on The Ñuble Rivers, where it is able to practice the sport of trout removal. For this activity is fishing his card requirement.

Riding, Trekking and Bike Tours

Any of these activities can be performed by Indigo lagoon trails, the hills Malalcura and Alico or the Laguna de la Plata.


This area has a variety of landscapes, places and images that you cannot stop recording during any visit and / or activity carried out.

Wildlife Observation

In this area you will find many diverse native trees like Hualo, Huala, North Luma, Coigües, Lenga, Ñirres, Guindos Santos, Pichi, Cypress Mountains, Lleuque, Laurel, Quillay and Boldo. Among typical local fauna include the Pumas, White Barn Owl, Homer, Carpenters Giants, American Cornado Owl, Hare Montanesa, Doves, Sparrows common Andean Condor, Marsh, among others.

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