HIKING TO THE TOP OF VOLCANO VILLARRICA
Staring into the abyss of an active volcano and living to tell the tale
With a great choice of open-air adventures, distinctive Chilean-German traditions, and a truly stunning natural setting, it is no wonder many visitors to southern Chile make a bee-line for Puerto Varas, an enchanting town with a sweeping lakeside promenade and magnificent views of the distant volcanoes from the shores of peaceful Lake Llanquihue.
Dubbed the ‘City of the Roses’, slow down and take a leisurely stroll around Puerto Varas to appreciate its traditional, unmistakably Germanic architecture and its pretty residential neighborhoods with their well-tended gardens.
If you’re a fan of adventure sports and enjoy close contact with nature, this is the place for you! Excellent kayaking and angling are just two of the many activities on offer. How about renting a bike in Puerto Varas and riding to the beautiful Petrohué waterfalls? Don’t miss the many lakeside beaches on the way.
Puerto Varas boasts exquisite restaurants, a stylish casino with a lively program of nightlife and a vibrant cultural scene. During the winter months, the locals celebrate the abundant seasonal rains with the traditional ‘Rain Festival’. Unmissable!
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