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Tourism and other Offices

For information about what to do and see in Villarrica, drop by the Oficina Municipal de Turismo (daily 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 2:30-6 p.m. Pedro de Valdivia 1070, Tel: 56-45-20-6619, E-mail:, URL: or the Oficina Cámara de Turismo (daily 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 3-7 p.m. Urrutia s/n, near the Plaza de Armas, Tel: 56-45-41-4174, URL: The carabineros are also on the Plaza de Armas (Matta 230, Tel: 56-45-41-1433). Conaf dispenses brochures and maps of the area’s national parks (Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Henríquez 430, Tel: 56-45-41-2379). Fishing licenses for Villarrica or Licán Ray are obtained from the Trámite fácil office next to the Municipalidad (Anfión Muñoz, half-block from Pedro de Valdivia).



All banks in Villarrica are located on the 700-block of Pedro de Valdivia:

• Banco de Chile — ATM: MasterCard, Cirrus

• Santander — ATM: MasterCard, Cirrus, Visa, Plus

• BBVA — ATM: Visa, Plus

• BCI — ATM: MasterCard, Cirrus, Visa, Plus

• Banco del Estado (Valdivia 957) — ATM: MasterCard, Cirrus

To exchange US dollars or Euros, head for Banco del Estado or to one of the casas de cambio on the 500-block of Henríquez. For Western Union wires, Chilexpress, next to the post office, is the local agent (Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 3:30-7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Anfión Muñoz 315, Tel: 56-45-41-1426).



Correos de Chile is where to go to send a postcard of this region’s stunning lakes and snow-peaked volcanoes (Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 2:30-6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Anfión Muñoz 315). Internet and phone are most common on Pedro de Valdivia, especially on the 600-block.



Villarrica’s hospital is on the Plaza de Armas (San Martín 460, Tel: 56-45-41-1169). Most pharmacies are on the 400 and 500 blocks of Calle Henríquez.



Several laundromats get adventure-grimed clothes clean, including San José (Matta 725, Tel: 56-45-41-1328), Todo Lavado (Urrutia 644, Tel: 56-45-41-4452) and Villarrica (Bello 348, Tel: 56-45-41-2052). Expect to pay $3 and up per kilo for wash and dry.



The main creation of villarriquenses is all manner of wood crafts, from furniture to kitchen utensils, from games to huge knitting needles. Many of the artisan “malls” are closed outside of the mid-December through February high season. The biggest one to check out is the Feria Artesanal, located behind the municipal tourism information office. Artesanal Huimpay is open all year (Zegers, between Valdivia and Reyes).


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