ACTIVITIES IN PUCóN AND VILLARRICA
In Villarrica you can enjoy beautiful surroundings, outdoor activities, ecotourism and walking the quiet streets of the city as well as the beauty of the tourustic city of Pucón.
Starting from the center of Villarrica, we can find the Mapuche Fair which features an elaborate construction made from reed and rattan such as a Mapuche hut, where you can appreciate the lifestyle and the objects of these first settlers in the area, plus traditions and typical meals. You can also visit the Mapuche Cultural Center, with more information and collections relating to this ethnic group.
Then you can tour the lakefront of the Villarrica Lake and get a direct view of the Villarrica Volcano's fumaroles. You can also navigate on its waters and enjoy the beach that offers complete services for visitors arriving throughout the year.
Another attraction is the beach of Licanray, 26 kilometers away from Villarica. It is located on the shore of Lake Calafquén and offers nice spas surrounded by native vegetation. The lake waters have a nice temperature and water activities can be performed such as kayaking and sailing.
On the other hand, there are also attractions in Pucon such as Playa Grande, with a span of 4 kilometers and extends through an area of native forest that reaches the river Trancura. Here you can also do water sports with jet skis, windsurfing and sailing.
Pucón offers attractive shopping centers and beautiful streets that retain the alpine mountain style of other cities such as San Martin de los Andes and San Carlos de Bariloche in Argentina. In addition, it features a casino with modern installations and attractive gaming machines.
Other attractions in the area include the spa centers that are in its vicinity, such as the Termas Geométricas and the Termas de Palguin (both Springs). In addition, the natural areas surrounding both towns, such as the Villarrica and Huerquehue National Parks which are a major attraction for nature lovers, photography and recreation activities.
Volcanoes of the sector such as Villarrica, Lanin and Quetrupillán have trails to climb, where you can explore volcanic caves, practice snow sports during the winter in the Pucon Ski Center and fabulous views of the coniferous forests, lakes, rivers and snowy mountains og the 9th region.