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. Use our Pucon trip planner to add Lago Villarrica and other attractions to your Pucon vacation plans.
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  • What I liked about the Lake are its black pebbles. The Lake is very cold to get, though not as cold as the Argentine southern, I liked but did not seem to me so of dreams as Villa Langostura, lindo Lake.
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  • Beautiful vision, giant Lake in Pucon. Valley hike around the Lake enjoying when possible the volcano. During our stay in the city you can't see any time because of bad weather, but he must exist.
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  • Great place to go with friends. Good environment and can be shared at the free end. Perhaps it is best to go in cases where there are less people for people who prefer the tranquility.
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Where to stay in Pucon

As a world-renowned haven for outdoor adventurers, Pucon features a wide range of options when it comes to places to stay, though the bottom line for even budget prices is significantly higher than elsewhere in Chile. Many of the most affordable establishments are the hostels clustered in the city center, which often feature communal areas popular with the backpacker crowd. On the other end of the spectrum, you can opt for upscale lodges with their own pools, restaurants, and Wi-Fi capabilities, also within walking distance of just about any place in town. Pucon teems with adventure travelers in January and February, when prices go up and availability plummets. Make reservations ahead to avoid disappointment, or opt to go outside the height of tourist season.
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