Lake district and Island Chiloe
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Mar 5, 2013 1:22 PM Last Post By: catahuidobro
Feb 1, 2013 11:56 AM
Feb 2, 2013 2:29 AM
1My blog on Chiloé might give you some ideas:
One week is tight to see the Lake District and Chiloé. I would personally stick to Pucón and the area around Lago Llanquihue, here:
Pucón is surrounded by beautiful forests and lakes (Huerquehue National Park is gorgeous with its lagoons and monkeypuzzles) and there are plenty of thermal spas to go to as well (Termas Geométricas is a personal favourite). Around Lago Llanquihue, Puerto Varas is quite nice, with PN Vicente Pérez Rosales to visit.
Feb 2, 2013 4:19 AM
2Chiloe really requires a few days to see it properly and enjoy it. If you are going to the lakes in the second half of February, everything is very crowded as a lot of Chileans use that fortnight as their vacation time so, if you want choice, book before you go. If you can afford to hire a car it will give you an opportunity to explore some of the smaller places and national parks in the area. Pucón and Puerto Varas offer the most infrastructure for outdoor activities and Pucón has the greatest concentration of "termas", hot springs, of every kind. You can manage without a car in either. PV has better restaurants because it has a larger year round population, but both have a big variety of places to eat. Hotels depend on your budget.
Feb 3, 2013 9:33 AM
Feb 3, 2013 7:40 PM
Feb 24, 2013 1:53 PM
5Hey I hope is not too late. I would recomend a homey B&B just outside Pucon town, It´s called Ellies B&B. you can probably find it on google.
Mar 5, 2013 1:22 PM
6Hi! The lakes and volcanoes district is lovely, it has all the southern magic with options for adventurous travelers as well. I'm from Destinalo.com, we offer sustainable tourism destinations across Chile, so we have some accommodations in the area. I've been to all this places myself (that's how they ended up on the site) so I can recommend them!
In Fresia, a small town near Puerto Montt there's a place called Refugio Cordillera del Sarao (http://destinalo.com/proveedor/65) This are cabins that offers horseback riding, trekking and more.
In Puerto Varas, there's on of my favorite places called Domo Andino Park (http://destinalo.com/proveedor/69), this are ecological domes in the middle of the forest, very private and green (the food comes from their organic garden!).
Near Rupanco Lake, there are also some cabins (http://destinalo.com/proveedor/73) that provide horseback riding, thermal baths, boat tour, fishing and more.
Another very interesting accommodation is in Chillan, in a small place called Las Trancas (http://destinalo.com/proveedor/110). This are ecoboxes right next to a ski center. They also offer horseback riding, bicycle rental, canopy and other tours, and are very ecofriendly, which is always a plus.
Also on Las Trancas, there's a place called Bordenieve Cabins (http://destinalo.com/proveedor/116), that offer the same activities that the other accommodations.
Most of this places, help you coordinate visits to natural atractions in the area which is always helpful for travellers!
Whatever you stay, you'll love the area!
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