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Top Choice French in Pucón

La Fleur de Sel

Basque-country chef Michel Moutrousteguy offers a Mapuche-infused French menu that's well worth the trip to Termas Peumayén (for the food, not the service), 32km east of Pucón, even if you don't plan on getting wet.…
Top Choice Chilean in Curarrehue

Anita Epulef Cocina Mapuche

Mapuche chef Anita Epulef turns seasonal ingredients into adventurous vegetarian Mapuche tasting menus. You can sample such indigenous delicacies as mullokiñ (bean puree rolled in quinoa), sautéed piñones (the nut o…
Top Choice Craft Beer in Temuco

Lagerhaus

Temuco's top spot for locally crafted cerveza artesanal is this 15-tap hops hideaway tucked into the corner of the Paseo Los Suizos strip mall. Inside, it's stuffed full of cozy upholstered banquettes; outside, a su…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Reserva Nacional ­Malalcahuello-Nalcas

Emporio Ñamku

You'll want one of everything at this excellent locally steeped handicraft shop, including picoyo and araucaria woodwork (cutting boards, serving platters), Mapuche and Pewenche textiles, throws and wool ponchos and…
Top Choice Restaurant in Villarrica

Travellers

Chinese, Mexican, Thai, Indian, Italian – it's a passport for your palate at this gay-friendly restobar that is ground zero for foreigners. The food isn't fantastic, but you won't be pissed either. A postfire makeov…
Top Choice Chilean in Pucón

Trawen

This time-honored favorite does some of Pucón's best gastronomic work for the price, boasting innovative flavor combinations and fresh-baked everything. Highlights include excellent smoked-trout ravioli in spinach-c…
Top Choice Chilean in Temuco

Tradiciones Zuny

Temuco's best-kept secret is an underground locals' haunt specializing in the fresh, simple food of the countryside served out of an indigenous-themed home. It's hard to find – look for the colorful duck/basketball …
National Park in La Araucanía

Parque Nacional Conguillío

The 3125m Volcán Llaima, one of Chile's most active volcanoes, forms the focal point of Parque Nacional Conguillío and the Unesco Biosphere Reserve in which its included, a magnificent and otherworldly national park…
Nature Reserve in La Araucanía

Reserva Nacional Malalcahuello-Nalcas

Serving up one of the most dramatic landscapes in all of Sur Chico and easily the jewel of northern Araucanía’s protected reserves, the 303 sq km Reserva Nacional Malalcahuello-Nalcas is a combined reserve just nort…
National Park in La Araucanía

Parque Nacional Villarrica

Towering over the adventure capital of Pucón, Volcán Villarica is the centerpiece of Parque Nacional Villarrica, one of the most popular parks in Chile. Highlights of the 630-sq-km park are the three volcanoes: the …