Lake Villarrica, Villarrica

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Just north of one of the most active volcanoes in the world, Lake Villarrica is a hub for sports, nature, and water lovers. In the winter, visitors flock to the lake's east shore, where a popular ski resort draws people to its slopes. In the summer, options broaden to hiking, sailing, kayaking, fishing, swimming, and water skiing. Seek out the nearby hot springs if you desire high-quality relaxation. Plan to visit Lake Villarrica during your Villarrica vacation using our convenient Villarrica itinerary planner.
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  • July 27, 2017
    If you can visit the Lake and go on a boat ride, you'll see the story that was written during the colonization of the Spaniards and the beautiful landscape, just wonderful.
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  • May 29, 2017
    Beautiful Lake, both as Villarrica Pucon, visited it both places with waterfront for walking quietly to the sound of birds (and some noises of nearby buildings). You can also navigate taking a tour or by kayaks. It is surrounded by volcanoes which makes it wonderful.
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  • April 24, 2017
    Although when we visited Villarrica us rained to seas, it did not prevent us to enjoy the city. The Lake is a few blocks from the main street, so you can visit walking. Villarrica is a city small and quiet and the people are super friendly! The only penalty is that we could not observe the impressive Villarrica volcano by rain and clouds, but we'll come back safe!
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Where to stay in Villarrica

The main urban area of Villarrica features a wide range of accommodations, with tourism in the area long-established and catering to outdoor adventurers and laid-back sightseers alike. Choose from simple budget hostels located on the side streets a few roads back from the lake, or more upmarket hotels situated closer to the water, with many rooms offering extensive views of the impressive lake. Unsurprisingly, lots of accommodations cluster in the area surrounding the lake. Follow Highway 199 east around shore to scope out some of the region's more exclusive hotels and resorts, offering facilities such as spas, restaurants, and swimming pools, plus views of the lake.
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