Saltos del Petrohue, Puerto Varas

Marvel at Saltos del Petrohue, a long series of waterfalls that cascade down a volcanic rock chute. Backed by the prominent Osorno Volcano, the falls tumble from pool to pool formed by the region's distinctive black basalt formations, beginning in the Petrohue River and ending in Todos los Santos lake. Explore the lushly forested surroundings, fed by the clear waters of the river. You can even try your hand at kayaking or rafting on certain sections of the falls with a guided tour. To visit Saltos del Petrohue and other attractions in Puerto Varas, use our Puerto Varas holiday planner .
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  • October 3, 2017
    Unfortunately when we went the weather was cloudy and we couldn't see the Osorno, but on sunny days, from what I've seen in pictures of friends, the landscape is really beautiful. However, in cloudy days is also beautiful, including the color of the water. Walk of easy access and parking outside.
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  • October 3, 2017
    That this beautiful site, the color of water is a dream, the catwalks are in perfect condition, note that parks well cared for it very. It's cold, but it is worth, very tuned since many birds, are
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  • October 2, 2017
    Very nice all the place, the forest reserve and all, especially the breaks I've been 2-3 times and each time is a different show with different colors of the water and its flow forces. Highly recommended.
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  • July 9, 2017
    Naturally beautiful. Great place to visit. I definitely enjoyed more visiting it during winter than summer because of the amount of tourists.
  • January 1, 2017
    Nice place to visit. Glacier-fed waterfalls with stunning backdrop of snow capped mountains. You will surely enjoy this place. A ten minute drive down an unpaved gravel road you can take a very scenic cruise to the town of Peulla.
  • March 1, 2017
    What used to be a pristine natural place is now a overcrowded tourist trap. They charge admission (more for foreigners, beware), but the floods of people don´t even let you see or enjoy the views of the waterfalls. This is exactly how NOT to develop an attraction. The main building has only shops, not even a restroom, for that you need to walk across river past the admission point. Very disappointed, specially compared with 15-20 years ago.
  • July 2, 2017
    Beautiful landscape surrounded by majestic volcanoes and vigorous rivers with emerald waters.
  • March 15, 2017
    beautiful place, the energy of the water is very pure and strong. lovely for some pictures of the landscape and nature.

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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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