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Lago Villarrica, Pucon

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Stand in the shadows of one of the world's most active volcanos at Lago Villarrica. The lake, known for its impressive views of nearby Villarrica's snow-capped peak, covers a surface area of 170 sq km (65.6 sq mi), with several towns perched on its shores. Go for a swim at the main beach, in the town of Pucon, where large crowds gather in summer to enjoy water temperatures around 20 C (68 F). Kayak out onto the lake to take in the scenery in peace. Put Lago Villarrica into our Pucon travel itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Pucon.
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  • Not exist in this page the variety of points that has the Lake, as attractions separated, since there are beaches between Villarica and Pucón, as Molcos, rabbits, Chilcas, that are very nice. Also is it Beach main, that is comes walking by the street of the plaza, very wide, with crafts, food, drinks and ice cream. At the end the inflatable games on the water, which by themselves are an attraction apart. Already after that, if you have access to boats, jet skis and other water sports, the Lake is ideal for your enjoyment. The beaches are free, the theme are the parking lots.
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  • Beautiful Lake and beautiful city! The Centre is very picturesque filled with bars and restaurants, all very nice. It is true that there are many people but not annoying, they charge you for parking on all sides! The Lake is very lindi and the water is warm and there is free very clean bathrooms. Bad thing would be that it is full of street vendors. For kids there are a kind made the water amusement park with inflatable that is great, cheap prices. Excursions start half of the Argentine side. There is everything for rent: cayak, water scooter etc, etc! From all sides the Villarrica volcano smoking... great looks!
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  • We went with high expectations to see the city of Pucon, we took our trip from our place of Holiday Villa beautiful River in the vicinity of S. M. de Los Andes. Us got up to first time for to take advantage of the day, a time in the border started it tedious of do paperwork migratory and customs. After it expected and said process, already in soil Chilean... us surprised by the beautiful forest of araucarias and the excellent state of the route with its curves and against curves closed, then the State of the route worsens slightly but not too, road to Pucon not is sees much, is passes by some small villages of little wingspan and little attractive tourist entered in Pucon after one hour of travel, we stumbled upon an incredible car tail which Federal Capital in downtown. Step away from man, we move forward to delving into the center of the city, teeming with tourists from all over, full of local bars and restaurants. However for the tourist that seeks to impress is with mountains and beautiful lakes with beaches to rest, not is the place indicated. They charge up to breathe, from going to a bathroom to access to certain places that should be public. Not there are points of information tourist where offer maps with the attractions natural, only cards of companies private that offered by service. Shortly after living, we feel that we didn't have to do to make our return. Finally a place with a peculiar charm, the beautiful view of the Villarrica volcano, but crowded and impoverished by the amount of people.
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