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All types of outdoor gear, from tents, cook stoves and sleeping bags to rods, reels and spinners, can be picked up at Lago Sport (Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 3-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Picarte, near Caupolic√°n). Also try Pescadores for fishing tackle (Mall Bigger S-6, Tel.: 21-3038).


Valdivia has many fine chocolatiers (chocolaterías), confectioning not only cocoa-based treats, but also turrones and other sweets. Many are at the intersection of Arauco and Pérez Rosales: Entre Lagos (Pérez Rosales 622, Tel.: 21-2047), Peumayen (Arauco 241, Tel.: 52-1840, E-mail:, Nougat (Pérez Rosales 619, Tel.: 24-6777) and Alterfluss (O'Higgins 400-A, Tel.: 24-4860, E-mail:, URL:


More traditional crafts, like woodworking, woolens and ceramics, can be purchased at Canela (Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Calle Henríquez 266, Tel.: 43-3115, E-mail: and at the Mercado Municipal (Yungay and Chacabuco).


Libros Chiloé has a small selection of travel and nature guides, and maps, as well as books in English and German (Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 4-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-8 p.m. Caupolicán 410, Tel.: 21-9120 / 22-4040, E-mail: Librería de Valdivia has a larger selection of literature (including of Neruda and Isabel Allende) in English and French, scant maps and nature guides (Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 3:30-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Lautaro 177, Tel.: 27-1810, URL:

Valdivia, Chile

Shopping Types:
Chocolate store, Camping store, Artesan workshop, Bookstores

Currencies accepted
Chilean Peso

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