Undisputed capital of adventure tourism and nature in Chile, Pucón has an enticing mix of lakes, rivers & waterfalls, volcanoes, national parks and hot springs.
The highlight is definitely climbing the Villarrica Volcano, the smoking monster that dominates the scenery and is one of the 10 most active volcanoes in the world. You can actually climb to the top and peer into the crater!
Adrenaline junkies should try white water rafting down the ferocious Trancura River. Its class 4 rapids are guaranteed to get your heart beating! Other exciting water activities are canyoning, hydrospeed, sports fishing & sailing on Pucon’s Lago Villarica. Or keep it dry and hop on a mountain bike or horse, jump out of an airplane or visit indigenous Mapuche communities!
Nature lovers should definitely not miss out on the El Cañi nature reserve, the fabulous Huerquehue NP and the Cabargua Lake. And leaving Pucón without soaking your tired muscles in one of the region’s many heavenly hot springs would be such a shame!
Púcon is a real backpacker and adventure tourism haven that has activities for everybody all year round, also in winter time with skiing & snowboarding on the flanks of the Villarica Volcano, what a view!
Tip: it’s possible to cross by bus to San Martín de los Andes in Argentina.