Welcome to Villarrica


The newish costanera (lakeshore boardwalk), a post-2010 Concepción earthquake project, is impressive and they have done a fine job with the new artificial black-sand beach, Chile's first (the city's main street, Aviador Acevedo, also received a 2017 makeover). Considering you can book all the same activities here as in Pucón, it makes for an agreeable alternative for those seeking less in-your-face tourism and a more culturally appropriate experience.


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Villarrica activities

$281 Outdoor Activities

Full Day Villarrica Volcano Trekking Tour from Pucon

07:00 hrs. We meet to go up to the ski center on the slopes of Villarrica Volcano at 1.400 mts above sea level, the right point where we will start a nice trek and admire the natural landscape of this imposing volcano and we will share a good time with our guide, all together.09:30 hrs. Ascent to Villarrica volcano which takes about 4 or 5 hours, before conquering the summit, time for a break and snack14:00 hrs. The summit is reached , an amazing view in the background is before our eyes and we feel confident of having conquered the peak. Eight volcanoes which form a spectacular secenery can be seen from here , they are: Quetrupillàn, Lanín, LLaima, Lonquimay, Sierra Nevada, Chohuenco, Osorno Tolhueca and the three volcanoes of the Caburgua Lake.We will also have the chance to admire the beautiful lakes: Caburgua, Calafquén , Huilipilún, Neltume, Panguipulli and Villarrica.15:00 hrs. Return to Pucòn

$86 Cultural & Theme Tours

Pucón Sightseeing City Tour

After being picked up from your Hotel in Pucón, we will drive to Villarrica and we will be able to visit the Mapuche museum which exhibits different aspects of the Mapuche culture, history, traditions, musical instruments and some Spanish artifacts as well.  Later on, we pass by the cathedral; and a hand craft fair that offer handmade products made of wood, stone, wool and. The starting point of this tour is the main volcanic sand beach known as “Playa Grande”, in the surroundings you can see “La Poza” which is the local yacht club, and the Peninsula condominium, this condo features a 9 hole golf course. The peninsula is an actual tongue of lava which was formed many years ago from eruptions. Then a visit to see the real looking hand carved wooden flowers, at first it is hard to believe they are not real by just looking at them. Finally, we head towards a hanging bridge over the famous Trancura River in the Quelhue area. There’s an amazing view of the Villarrica, Quetrupillán and Lanin Volcanoes on sunny days. Return to the hotel.

$72 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Enjoy a Locally Sourced Organic Meal in a Relaxing Home in Rural Pucón

Carolina is originally from Temuco in Southern Chile, where she was raised among the plants, fruits and vegetables her family cultivated in their enormous garden. Her husband Alain is originally from France, where they lived together until moving back to Chile in 2005. Carolina inherited her love of cooking from the women in her family; her mother, aunt and grandmother were very talented, economical cooks who excelled in making the best of limited ingredients. After successful, fast-paced careers in London, Carolina (a journalist) and Alain (a financial engineer) decided to move to Pucón to open their B&B, Maison Nomade. Their beautiful property includes their home, a five-room guesthouse, a productive garden, bee hives, play areas for their four children, a pool, and a stunning view of Villarrica, a beautiful active volcano.Carolina grows many of the fruits and vegetables you will enjoy on her property, so her cooking is fresh, organic and seasonal. Carolina is a committed organic gardener who also offers local workshops for adults and children and participates in local initiatives to promote and protect the heritage of native seeds. These wonderful hosts love to share their lives with their guests, so be ready to relax on their beautiful property and enjoy the pleasures of a home-style meal at their table!This is a family friendly experience! The property has plenty of space to run around and a fun play-structure. Carolina and here husband also know the Pucón area very well and can give you great advice on activities and places to visit.

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