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  • Geometricas hotsprings are a great place for a day out from Pucón. It is a 80 kilometers drive from Pucón to there. From Pucòn, first drive to Villarrica, from there to Coñaripe. In the centre of Coñaripe is a sign (on the lefthandside on the town's mainstreet) that indicates you the last 17 kilometers of grvaelroad towards the hotsprings. The entrance fee varies between $ 15.000 pesos and $ 19.000 pesos for an adult and between $ 7.000 and $ 9.000 peso for a child. The price depends on the time of the day.

  • There are three main routes towards Pucón

    • From the North - from Santiago or Concepción passing Temuco, Freire and Villarrica
    • From the South - from Puerto Montt or Valdivia passing Loncoche and Villarrica
    • From the East (Argentina) - from San Martín de los Andes crossing the Mamuil-Malal-Pass (also called Tromen-Pass)

    The first two roads are entirely paved and in good condition, the Panamerican has highway standard. Total distance Santiago – Pucón is 789 kilometres, it is about a nine-hours-driv

    The international connection is a gravel road for about 100 kilometres. There is no problem in summer for any vehicle, but in winter you may need a 4WD.

  • Huerquehue national park, close to Pucón, consists of 125 square kilometres of mountains, lakes, and a valdivian rainforest. The highlight of the park are the lakes high in the mountains, surrounded by Araucaria trees (Monkey Puzzle Trees). From the Conaf office at the entrance of the park, you can make a trekking called "Los Lagos".

    A bus leaves from Pucón every day at 08:30 from the bus terminal of Buses Cabugua (Almost at the junction of Uruguay and Palguins streets) and places you right at the entrance of the national park. The ride takes about one hour and a half, so you arrive at about 10:00. The first part of the Los Lagos trail is flat and easy, but gradually it will rise until you arrive at the lakes. While climbing with a cloudless sky, you will enjoy beautiful views over snowcladded active Villarrica Volcano to the south.

    The last bus back to Pucón leaves at 17:50 PM every day of the year. In high season, January and February, there is also a later bus at 19:30 PM.

     

  • "Ruta manos conectados" is an iniative of 4 local artists from Pucón. They invite you to make a cultural tour through the area of Pucón and show you their workshops.

    Website: http://manosconectadas.cl/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Manos-Conectadas/220447091331402

  • Sanctuario El Cañi is a beautiful 1,500 acre nature reserve located just outside of Pucón. While visiting there, you will have a spectacular view of the famous, and endangered tree species, the Araucaria.

    The Sanctuary is a groundbreaking conservation project. In 1990, it became the first Chilean forest purchased for conservation by a group of outdoor enthusiast. They named it the Lahuén foundation, and hope to continue to research and defend the forest from logging while promoting ecotourism.

    The Cañi feels almost magical as you are hiking through it. You are surrounded by beautiful flora and fauna while Chiles unique birds are echoing all around you. A certain history of the Mapuche tribe still lingers on the ground as well.

    For 700 pesos, a microbus headed for Huife also stops at Cañi. Check the buses timetables here and here. It takes about 30 minutes to get to the reserve. The cost to visit is 3.000 pesos each day you stay. For 10.000 pesos, a guide may be able to accompany you on your journey, though the trails are quite easy to follow if you stay on the main path. At the reception area, you will be given a map and more information about the area. There are only a few workers though and know that english is limited when explaining the trails in the reserve.

     

  • Many travelers want to continue to Argentina after visiting Pucón. Bus tickets for Argentina can be bought from a small shop on the corner of Uruguay and Palguin street.

    Traveling from Pucón to San Martin de los Andes:

    From monday to saturday you can take a bus of Igi-Llaima that leaves Pucón at 09:45 (via paso Mamuil Malal) and arrives in San Martin de los Andes at around 15:00 in the afternoon. On sunday the bus leaves from Pucón around 12:15 and arrives in San Martin de los Andes around 17:00.

  • Hostal La Tetera is a charming, comfortable, and moderately priced Guesthouse that is especially designed for international and individual travellers. After more than 15 years since its beginning, the Hostel is recommended in most guide books, including Lonely Planet and the South American Handbook.

    Because we only have six rooms, the contact with our guests is very close. We can help you organize excursions through some of our favorite local and trusted tour companies, or we can provide you with information and tips about the area  for you to plan an excursion of your own.Most rooms have a shared bath, but there are also two rooms with a private bath as well. The building has lots of native wood which gives our hostal a very unique and cozy atmosphere. You will find comfortable beds, clean bathrooms, a living room, a garden, and central heating that will keep you warm in cold and rainy days.