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. Arrange to visit Lake Villarrica and other attractions in Villarrica using our Villarrica trip itinerary builder .
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  • The lake upon which Villarrica sits is beautiful, and a stunning natural attraction. In the right weather, the views of the nearby volcano are spectacular, and the views over the rest of the lake are ...  more »
  • Unfortunately I know it only in winter, it is a beautiful place, I think that in summer you must deploy all its magnitude of tourists and therefore is as well conditioned on their Beach, split know him
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  • It is definitely a place where you can enjoy both in family, as with friends and even single (or), enjoy its wonderful landscape and water of the site.
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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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