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Puerto Varas

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City of Roses
Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere. Founded in 1853, the city of around 37,000 people has strong Germanic roots--its initial population consisted of 212 German migrant families. The city's traditional wooden architecture, built in German style, reflects that heritage. During your Puerto Varas vacation, you can make the most of a range of outdoor activities available in the area, including canyoning, kayaking, and hiking. To personalize your trip to Puerto Varas, create itinerary details specific to you using our Chile day trip planner.
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Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales ©
National Park
Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
Lago Todos Los Santos ©
Water Body
Lago Todos Los Santos
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Petrohué Waterfalls ©
Waterfall
Petrohué Waterfalls
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Lake Llanquihue ©
Water Body
Lake Llanquihue
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Puerto Varas

Volcan Osorno ©
Volcano
Volcan Osorno Puerto Montt
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
Muelle Frutillar ©
Landmark
Muelle Frutillar Frutillar
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Parque Nacional Alerce Andino ©
National Park
Parque Nacional Alerce Andino Puerto Montt
4.6
Duration: 8 hours
Angelmo ©
Beach
Angelmo Puerto Montt
3.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Nature in Puerto Varas

Laguna Verde ©
Water Body
Laguna Verde
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Volcan Calbuco ©
Volcano
Volcan Calbuco
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Isla Loreley
Water Body
Isla Loreley
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Valle El Callao ©
Valley
Valle El Callao
4.0
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Puerto Varas

Romahue ©
Wildlife Area
Romahue
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Philippi Park ©
Park
Philippi Park
3.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Birds Chile ©
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Birds Chile
4.9
Duration: 4 hours

Shopping in Puerto Varas

Centro de Arte Molino Machmar ©
Civic Center
Centro de Arte Molino Machmar
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Remember Me Chile
Gift & Specialty Shop
Remember Me Chile
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
Feria de Artesania ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Feria de Artesania
3.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
El Galpon Fabrica De Velas Y Jabones ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
El Galpon Fabrica De Velas Y Jabones
4.1
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Puerto Varas

Museo Pablo Fierro ©
Art Museum
Museo Pablo Fierro
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Museo Antonio Felmer ©
Specialty Museum
Museo Antonio Felmer
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Galería Bosque Nativo ©
Art Gallery
Galería Bosque Nativo
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
PatagoniaShorex - Tours ©
Multi-day Tour
PatagoniaShorex - Tours
4.4
Duration: 6 hours
Sentados Frente al Mar ©
Landmark
Sentados Frente al Mar Puerto Montt
2.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
In Puerto Varas ©
Fun & Games
In Puerto Varas
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min

Where to stay in Puerto Varas

To enjoy views of the volcano, stay as close to the edge of Llanquihue Lake as possible. Most higher-end accommodations sit right on the lake's shores, with a range of resorts and boutique hotels offering a touch of luxury. Look a few streets back from the lake for a choice of budget hostels and small guesthouses. Reserve your place in advance to avoid disappointment, regardless of the season.
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