Parque Nacional Villarrica is one of the most popular parks in the country because of its glorious mix of volcanoes and lakes. Its proximity to Pucón, with all of the town's tourism infrastructure, also makes Villarrica an unusually accessible park for everyone from bus-trippers to climbers, skiers and hard-core hikers.
The highlights of the 630-sq-km park are the three volcanoes: Villarrica (2847m) – which erupted briefly but spectacularly in March 2015; Quetrupillán (2360m); and, along the Argentine border, a section of Lanín (3747m). The rest of Lanín is protected in an equally impressive park in Argentina, from where it may be climbed.
Since the 2015 eruption, high alerts have been occasionally issued – please check the situation on the ground ahead of your visit.