Surrounded by striking volcanoes that remain active, glazed in snow and rise from pristine national parks in central Chile, is the city of Pucon. Its name comes from the indigenous Mapuche language, meaning “entrance to the cordillera”, giving you a good idea of its prime location. Visit during the warmer months between October and March for ideal mountain climbing conditions.
Located in central Chile in the province of Cautin is the picturesque city of Pucon, approximately 780 kilometers to the south of the capital of Santiago. It rests on the shores of Lake Villarrica, with the active Villarrica volcano standing just 17 kilometers to the south. The name Pucon derives from the Mapuche language, meaning “entrance to the cordillera”.
The region receives cooler temperatures than other regions of the country, as well as experiencing a windy and dry climate.
Visit during the warmer months between October and March for ideal mountain climbing conditions.
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