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Pushed up to the banks of the Lago Villarrica, the tiny tourist town of Pucón has more to offer than picturesque views -though it has those in spades. It’s ground zero for adventure tourism in Chile’s northern Patagonia region, attracting Chilean and international visitors interested in everything from fair-weather sports such as rafting, trekking, hiking, horseback riding and fly fishing to cold-weather activities like skiing and snowboarding. The town itself consists pretty much of one main road, lined with adventure travel guides, outfitters, a few decent restaurants, hostels, and, on the outskirts, some well-equipped and very comfortable cabins. It is possible to walk to most anywhere, though at night a cheap cab is recommended. Nearby are three major lakes, two national parks and a national reserve, as well as numerous volcanoes. The national parks are filled with several stunningly blue glacial waterfalls and ever-enjoyable hot springs, all well worth a tour. The weather can change rapidly here, more often than not from sunny to rainy, so bring appropriate clothing and always have a Plan B in case of inclement weather. It is not uncommon, for instance, for a volcano trek to be canceled at the last minute.


Other places nearby Pucón: Reserva Nacional Alto Bío Bío, Parque Nacional Tolhuaca, Lago Panguipulli, Lago Llanquihue, Cochamó, Temuco, Reserva Nacional Malalcahuello-Nalcas, Licanray, Lago Ranco and Lago Pirehueico.

02 Jul 2009

Things to do in Pucón

Monasterio Santa Clara

128386From the far south end of Calle Ansorena, a narrow road passes through a gate. Bird song and sunlight dapple the woods. The drive curves to the Monasterio Santa Clara atop a hill. Foot travelers, ...
Historical Building
Pucón, Chile

Museo Mapuche

128387In the lower level of the Hotel Araucaria, the owner tells us the history of the Mapuche people, native of this Land of Lakes that now is part of Chile. Once, not too long ago, these lands were their ...
Pucón, Chile


128389Take your pick of how you want to traverse the rivers slicing Pucón’s countryside. Of course, whitewater rafting down the Liucura (to Class III rapids) and Trancura (Class III-IV) are a tradition. ...
Pucón, Chile

Mountain Biking near Pucón

In the countryside around Pucón are many natural wonders. Some are only accessible in private vehicle—or by bike. Popular day outings are the waterfalls Ojos de Caburgua, the Cuevas Volcánicas, a ...
Pucón, Chile

Horseback Riding

In the saddle, swaying with the rhythm of your horse is another way to take in the spectacular scenery at a slower pace. It is also a wonderful way to meet the huasos (cowboys), campesinos and ...
Horseback Riding
Pucón, Chile

Circuito Termal

After a long day of skiing of climbing Volcán Villarrica a good way to relax strained muscles is to immerse yourself in one of the eight major hot springs near Pucón. Most are open 9 a.m.-9 p.m., a ...
Spa/Hot Springs
Pucón, Chile

Reserva Forestal Cañi

The 500-hectare Cañi park, owned by the foundation Lahuén and managed by a community organization, is a sanctuary for the giant conifer Auracaria, or monkey-puzzle tree, one the oldest trees on ...
Other Activity
Pucón, Chile
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