Discover the natural wonders of Pucon
Located roughly 786 km south of Santiago, Pucon is a seemingly sleepy little village that is tucked under a smoking volcano. The borders the Villarrica Lake and, while it may look like a dreamy place with a slow pace of life, it is actually one of Chile's foremost outdoor and adventure activity resorts. Pucon, Chile, is also situated at a sort of crossroads for people traveling south and north and is a great place to meet new friends.
If you're planning to spend some time in the village itself, you might delight to find out that they sell Guinness in the local supermarket - a welcome refreshment to many foreigners. Another great feature is that there are a lot of cyber cafés in Pucon so you will be able to get in touch with loved ones and research the various activities available. Most of the outdoor activities on offer are inexpensive and mountain biking is a popular option. The people are friendly and the tour agencies are helpful and very professionally run. Add all this to stunning scenery, a smoldering volcano and an awesome range of outdoor activities and you will quickly understand why Pucon is so popular.
One of the first activities that visiting outdoor enthusiasts attempt is usually that of volcano climbing. For a very reasonable price you will be kitted out with all the necessary equipment and taken on a guided tour of this snowcapped, smoldering peak. If breathing through gas masks and enduring cold while hiking up this picturesque peak doesn't quite appeal to you, you might try mountain biking. A little it easier than the trip up the volcano, you can hire a bike quite easily and make your way along the many routes on offer. Be warned, however, that the trails can be fairly long. Other options include river rafting, sky diving, horse riding, walking, trekking, skiing and soaking fatigued muscles in Pucon's hot springs. Start making your arrangements to visit this lovely little village by booking a hotel in Pucon or even by looking around at the many cheap hostels in Pucon. You wont be dissapointed!