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  • 83%
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  • 82%
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  • PuconPro 2014
    Spencer Smith
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    4 Dec 04, 2013

    Pucon is a charming part of the lake district in Chile, and reminded me of Oregon or Washington in the US. Black sand beaches make the lake a landmark, and a good place for an easy weekend of camping and lounging, or a good base camp to climb Mt. Villarica

    Recommended for:BackpackersBudget TravelersOutdoor Enthusiasts
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  • PuconPro 2014
    Sara Benson
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    4 Oct 17, 2013

    Just a short flight from Santiago (or a longer overnight bus ride), this little Lake District town makes for a great adventure base camp. Must-dos in the region include hot springs and if you're up for a thrill, volcano climbing.

    Recommended for:Adventure TravelersBackpackersGreen TravelersOutdoor Enthusiasts
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    Travis Katz
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    5 Sep 30, 2012

    Very cool little town in the lake district. Main attraction is Volcan Villarica, a huge, snow covered active volcano that you can climb (with a guide) and look inside to see the lava! You need a guide to get to the top (there are plenty in town), and typically the hike requires ice picks and crampons to help you grip the ice. I had a friend who climbed one day when the volcano was shooting rocks into the air. I have climbed it twice, and that never happened though.

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    Kate Rivas
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Pucon is definitely worth a visit. Amazing volcanoes, great water (reminds me a but of Lake Tahoe.) There are 40 minute boatrides around the lake for about 5,000 pesos (which is about ten dollars. You can also rent jet skis. The place is wonderfully clean and very international.

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    Fabio Meirelles
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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    This is a very charming small town/ski resort in the south of Chile. I went there with my dad, step mom and sisters and it's definitely a spot for the family. My younger sister learned how to ski for the first time here, while my baby sister was being taken care of at the hospitality center so all of us could go out and hit the slopes. We stayed at the Gran Hotel Pucon, about 20 minutes from the mountain, which proved to be a smart choice since there isn't much infra structure immediately around the mountain.
    If you're looking for a typical (larger) south american resort in the Andes, you might want to look at other options since you won't find that many pistes for more advanced skiers/riders...there's sort of a humble atmosphere in Pucon, but it's a great one: people were very friendly to us, the food is good and not too expensive and there's plenty of snow.
    If you can, stay at the Gran Hotel Pucon...after a whole day riding, there's nothing like hitting their pool and their spa.

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    Clara Andino
    3 Jul 04, 2012

    Went on one of the most relaxing and scenic bike rides in a long time! about 40km, with a view of the volcano. It was amazing. This town also has wonderful little restaurants, a bit overcrowded with tourists, but you can find your place in nature and in a good hostel (they are abundant in this town!).

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    евгений шестернин
    5 Jun 29, 2012
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    Daniel Gomes
    4 Jul 08, 2011
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    5 Nov 15, 2011
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    Benja Marchant Cabrera
    5 Aug 16, 2012
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    Raquel Navarro
    5 Mar 26, 2013
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    PAULA CHRISTENSEN
    5 Aug 18, 2011
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Description

This tourist town attracts outdoor types, beachgoers, and adrenaline junkies. Perched on the shore of the magnificent Lake Villarrica, and on the shoulder of a sometimes-active volcano, Pucon resides in some spectacular scenery, and it takes full economic advantage of that. With dozens of hotels ranging from budget to luxury, some truly special restaurants, and just about every outdoor adventure you can think of (a horseback-rafting-zipline-fishing-trekking trip, anyone?) it's no surprise that Pucon has become one of Chile's most popular destinations.

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4.5 out of 5
12 members' reviews
3,017 people visited Pucon

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