The Chilean Lake District

  • Lake Llanquihue

    Lake Llanquihue

  • Lago Todos Los Santos

    Lago Todos Los Santos

  • Horse riding in the Chilean Lake District

    Horse riding in the Chilean Lake District

  • Marc has spotted something ...

    Marc has spotted something ...

  • Villarrica Volcano

    Villarrica Volcano

  • Bird watching in the Lake District, Chile

    Bird watching in the Lake District, Chile

  • Trekking in the Chilean Lake District

    Trekking in the Chilean Lake District

  • Villarica National Park

    Villarica National Park

  • Villarica Volcano

    Villarica Volcano

Spectacular scenery in one of Chile’s most treasured landscapes

The Andes dominate this beautiful region of snow capped volcanoes, waterfalls, evergreen forests and crystal-clear lakes, where visitors can relax against this stunning backdrop.

Puerto Varas (the City of Roses) is a very attractive, welcoming town and is an ideal place to start off exploring the countryside. The town is known for its German traditions and its fish and seafood. Puerto Varas is located on the southern shore of Llanquihue, not far from Puerto Montt, the capital of the region and main access airport.

To the north east, Lake Villarrica lies at the heart of the Lake District and is dominated by the conical shaped, snow capped Villarrica Volcano. This area offers very good trekking, mountain biking and horse riding opportunities and is also where our two favourite hotels, Antumalal and Hacienda Vira Vira are both located. Keen gardeners will recognise many species of plants such as hibiscus, delphiniums and even Monkey Puzzle trees growing in the wild which Victorian plantsmen brought back to Europe and the USA.

The Lake District combines well with a trip to Chiloe Island just off the coast of Chile, which is well known for its timber churches and deserted coastal scenery. Going the other way, the region connects well with the Argentinian Lake District for guests seeking more time in this serene and verdant part of South America.

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