Curacautín is a commune that belongs to the Malleco Province, in the Araucanía Region. The name Curacautín comes from the Mapudungún kura kawin and means “meeting stone”. It is located 673 km away from Santiago and less than 1 hour away from the cities of Lautaro and Victoria, with Route 181 being its main access road.
Its history dates back to 1882 and in its beginnings it was used as a fort whose function was to prevent the passage of indigenous people who wanted to recover their border territories, however, it was in 1903 when the commune of Curacautín was officially constituted, giving rise to the economic and social peak of this city.
Curacautín is characterized by having a warm temperate climate, which stands out for its constant rainfall throughout the year, with an average of 54 mm during the driest month and up to 340 mm in the month of June. Due to the rains, Curacautín has a fairly cool climate throughout the year, the average temperature in summer is about 16 ° C reaching a maximum of 25 ° C, while during winter the average is 6 ° C, with a minimum temperature of 2 ° C, turning it into a snowy place during the winter season.
Surrounded by the imposing Tolhuaca Volcano and Lonquimay Volcano, as well as protected wild areas of the Conguillío National Park, the Nalcas National Reserve, the Tolhuaca National Park and the Malleco Natural Reserve; Curacautín is a magical destination, where you will be in total connection with nature.
Despite not being a recurring tourist destination, over time the inhabitants of Curacautín have dedicated themselves to offering new alternatives for their visitors and making this city an unforgettable destination, always emphasizing sustainable tourism and transmitting the cultural values of the region. Companies such as Eco Tour Terra, Husky Point, Epu Pewen and Vortice Eco Lodge are in charge of offering unforgettable tourist experiences, from excursions, canopy and climbing to winter walks with Husky dogs.
Curacautín has a small terminal where you can take buses to nearby towns. Also at kupos.com you can find the available carpool routes, and pay through the app with any card or in cash.