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One of the country's top destinations for both foreign visitors and Chileans, Pucón is justifiably popular.

Nestled on the shores of the mighty Lake Villarrica and with permanent views from every angle of the perfect snow-capped symmetry of Volcan Villarrica, the town has a lively holiday feel to it and plenty of services to match. While the pleasures of Pucón and its stunning setting are undeniable, this is also the base for a wide range of outdoor excursions from climbing the volcano to relaxing in thermal springs or white-water rafting in the foaming Rio Trancura.

On the road between Pucon and San Martin de los AndesTake away a souvenir of your time in Pucón from the Feria Artesanal on the road up to the Villarrica volcano, where you can watch the artists carving and painting their beautiful wooden gifts and handicrafts. Pucón is famous for the beautiful and intricate wooden flowers made and displayed all over the town, which make wonderful, if delicate, gifts.

It is worth noting that the best hotels in Pucón are outside the town on the shore of Lago Villarica. This does mean that you can feel a bit 'captive' to their restaurants - however you can always get a taxi into town for just a couple of pounds.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Pucón

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Pucón, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Pucón

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    Places near Pucón

    Accommodation choices for Pucón

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Pucón. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Hacienda Hotel Vira Vira, Pucon

      &Beyond Vira Vira

      First Class

      &Beyond Vira Vira is a unique 'hacienda hotel' located in a beautiful 23 hectare reserve on the banks of the Liucura River, a short drive out of the town of Pucon.

    • Antumalal, Pucon


      First Class

      Two kilometres outside Pucon, set in landscaped gardens and with its own private beach and dock, lies the hidden jewel that is the Antumalal hotel.