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Lago Llanquihue, Puerto Varas

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The second largest lake in Chile, Lago Llanquihue tops many itineraries thanks to its stunning scenery. Covering 330 sq mi (860 sq km), the lake and the surrounding area offer plenty of space to take in the natural beauty on foot or aboard a tour boat. The lake also offers sweeping views of the 2,661 m (8,730 ft) tall Osorno Volcano and makes the nearby towns of Puerto Varas, Frutillar, and Puerto Octay hugely popular tourist destinations. Plan to see Lago Llanquihue and other attractions that appeal to you using our Puerto Varas holiday planner.
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  • 100% paved, allows to upload to foothills of the Osorno volcano, enjoy the snow in winter... the beaches of ensenada and waterfalls in summer. Many offer culinary, especially in EnseNda and Puerto Varas... a must-see of the South.
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  • Take a ferry and go around the Lake, if not you afraid of cold can get to swim. No doubt a beautiful scenery because ours are 25 degrees in the Sun, too close you can see the Osorno volcano with nine at its peak.
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  • I went with my partner to Puerto Varas and in a rented car, we start a day in the morning with the idea of going to Frutillar, then we're excited and we continue travelling to port octay, ensenada and several places between those, if parties early can give it back to the Lake quietly. The road is generally well, even if they have care with holes and curves, more if it is raining, anyway rain is not impediment to do whatever you want in the South! It is a beautiful place to explore, immense and beautiful paisajes✨
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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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