Attractions

Nature Reserve in Los Ríos

Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve

This conservation project, begun in 2000, encompasses 1000 sq km of private land that has been developed for low-impact ecotourism and falls within a much larger Unesco biosphere reserve. There is a wealth of excurs…
Museum in Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve

Museo de Volcanes

The stone-domed Museo de Volcanes is Sur Chico's most impressive archeological museum, covering Chilean indigenous cultures, including one of the best Mapuche ornament collections in existence, an impressive lantern…
Brewery in Valdivia

Cervecería Kunstmann

On Isla Teja at Km5 on the road to Niebla, you'll find the south's best large-scale brewery. Standard 45-minute tours leave hourly from 12:15pm to 8pm (CH$10,000) and include a takeaway glass mug and a 300ml samplin…
Nature Reserve in Around Valdivia

Parque Punta Curiñanco

The 80-hectare Parque Punta Curiñanco, 35km northwest of Valdivia in Curiñanco, is a unique piece of Valdivian rainforest featuring four types of subforest within its boundaries. It's great for hiking and there are …
Museum in Valdivia

Museo Histórico y Antropológico

Housed in a fine riverfront mansion on Isla Teja, this museum is one of Chile's finest. It features a large, well-labeled collection from pre-Columbian times to the present, with particularly fine displays of Mapuch…
Market in Valdivia

Feria Fluvial

A lively riverside market south of the Valdivia bridge, where vendors sell fresh fish, meat and produce. Waterfront sea lions have discovered the Promised Land here – a place where they can float around all day and …
Museum in Valdivia

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo

Valdivia’s modern-art museum sits alongside the archaeological museum and is built atop the foundations of the former Cervecería Anwandter, the one-time brewery that tumbled during the 1960 earthquake. The museum ha…
Museum in Valdivia

RA Philippi Museo de la Exploración

Valdivia's science and nature museum is small and underwhelming, with some English signage. Exhibits focus on explorations in the region.
Park in Valdivia

Parque Saval

Parque Saval on Isla Teja has a riverside beach and a pleasant trail that follows the shoreline of Laguna de los Lotos, covered with lily pads. It's a good place for birdwatching.
Park in Valdivia

Parque Prochelle

This urban Isla Teja park contains two historic homes opposite the main road from the park entrance.