Ensenada is a little village at the southeastern corner of the Llanquihue Lake. It’s becoming more and more popular for nature lovers and outdoor fanatics due to its tranquility, scenic volcanic beaches with amazing views of the Osorno Volcano and its proximity to all of the region’s highlights.
It’s located 45km east of Puerto Varas at the entrance of the Vicente Pérez Rosalez NP, which is one of the main reasons why it’s fantastic to stay here, saving you lots of precious time: the Osorno Volcano is situated at your doorstep; the Lago de Todos Los Santos and the Saltos de Petrohué are at cycling distance; pretty Laguna Verde is around the corner; and you’re already half-way to gorgeous Cochamó … In other words, Ensenada is the perfectly located strategic centre for all your outdoor activities and nature outings like mountaineering, hiking, cycling, rafting, kayaking, horse riding, climbing, fishing and winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding.
Ensenada is a calm destination, not overrun by tourists and you’ll spend lots of time in nature. If that’s what you’re looking for and you can miss the luxury of a city, you should hop on one of the hourly buses leaving from Puerto Varas. And don’t worry; Ensenada also has some shops to buy food & supplies and restaurants if you don’t feel like cooking.