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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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  • The lake itself is beautiful and what makes it really special is the surrounding mountains and the amazing Villarica volcano. The walkway along the beach is also very well done and has a lot of food &...  more »
  • Pucon is very relaxed and is quite beautiful. It is home to ~20,000 people swelling to substantially more with tourists. The main reason for visiting, apart from the beautiful lakes district itself, i...  more »
  • The areas away from the paved sidewalks, basically to the left of the main block, have abundant bird life.  more »

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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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