Pucón is a city located in the Cautín Province in the region of La Araucanía, next to the Lake Villarrica, it’s recognized for being one of the most important lakes in Chile, with a great variety of tourist attractions nearby which transforms it into a “A must see” for Chileans and foreigners throughout the year.
The city stands out for its architecture, of Andean-Patagonian style, in which the use of stone and wood prevails. On the other hand, the mapuche culture comes into play, which is reflected in different spaces of the city with samples of their traditions and customs.A few steps from the center, it’s possible to find the “Playa Grande”, which is appropriate for bathing, developing in its waters different services that allow you to tour the lake by catamaran, kayak, and water bikes. Also nautical activities are practice all year long.
Its privileged location makes it an ideal destination for those looking to connect with nature. Close to thermal centers (Huife, Peumayen, Trancura, among others), beautiful national parks (Huerquehue National Park, Villarrica National Park), volcanoes (Villarrica Volcano being the most popular because of its high volcanic activity) and lakes (Villarrica Lake, Caburgua And Tinquilco) that stand out for their beaches of volcanic origin, with crystalline and warm waters due to the black color of its sand.
In this area there’s a large number of sports activities. During the summer, rafting, canopy, zip lining, hiking, trekking, sport fishing, horseback riding, to mention a few, are highly practiced, while during the winter-spring period, skiing and snowboarding at sky resorts are highly demanded. All this makes Pucón the perfect mix for those who look for adrenaline in an environment with a unique landscape, thus validating its recognition as the national tourism-adventure capital.
It has a large number of cabins, hostels and hotels ready to receive visitors in search of the goodness that this city offers, counting with various tourist agencies located around the main square, main avenue and surrounding streets, where tourists can find the innumerable activities that can be realized in a radius of 30 kms.
Culture, sport, environment, social responsibility, education and entrepreneurship are the fundamental axes around which Pucón has developed its tourism, working together with the private and public sector, allowing to offer quality services.
"Entrance to the mountain range", "meeting place" or "road to the volcano", are the meanings attributed to the name of this city, which certainly enchants those who have the pleasure of touring its streets and revel in the beauty of its landscapes.