Welcome to Ensenada
Rustic Ensenada, 45km along a picturesque shore-hugging road from Puerto Varas, is really nothing more than a few restaurants, hospedajes and adventure outfitters, but it's a nice natural setting in full view of three majestic beasts: Volcán Osorno, Volcán Calbuco and Volcán Puntiagudo. Staying in Ensenada instead of Puerto Varas has a few advantages: if you plan to climb or ski Osorno, you can save an hour of sleep by overnighting here (and if the weather turns, you won't have come quite as far for nothing). Volcán Calbuco is also within striking distance, just to the south of Ensenada. And between them is the breathtaking Parque Nacional Vicente Pérez Rosales, the entrance of which sits just outside town.