RALCO NATIONAL RESERVE
Know Ralco National Reserve
The reserve has 12492 hectares and it has an exotic vegetation with lengas, ñirres and araucarias, and a rich animal population. Its main attractions are the Ralco River, Callagui Volcano, Mula Lagoon and the Loncotahue, Vilcuncura and Quillaicahue Estuaries.
Attractions: Flora and fauna.
Activities: Trekking, high mountain tours, swimming, sport fishing, picnic, flora and fauna contamplation, photography.
How to get there: From the Seventh Region: Land route, by Route 5. Then take Route Q-61 to Ralco.
From Concepcion: Land route, by Route 148. Then take Route O-50 until Route 5 and take Route Q-61.
From Ninth Region: Land route, by Route 5 going north. Then take Route Q-61.
When to go: January, February, March and December.
Weather: Moderate weather. In the shore, there is a warm moderate weather with rain during winter time and great humidity. In the interior, the temperature oscillates between day and night time. In the high lands there´s a cold weather.
Services: Housing, food, information center.
Surroundings: Antuco Ski Center, Bangui Dam, Laja Lagoon, El Barco Lagoon, Laguna El Laja National Park, Rere Town, Puente Piulo, Bío Bío River, Las Chilcas Waterfalls, Sierra Velluda, Queuco Valley, Antuco Volcano.