There are scenic spots in this reserve, especially near the rivers Lircay, Blanquillo and Claro, the latter boasting a beautiful waterfall. The Enladrillado sector is constantly visited by tourists wanting to see its peculiar rock formations shaped like bricks, which have helped to create myths and legends about their origins.
The view of Valle Nevado and the volcanoes is one of the most attractive. From there you will also be able to see the cattle grazing on the slopes. If you are lucky enough you will also see the Matuasto, a small Chilean lizard.
The Piedra de los Platos is another attraction you cannot miss, for its archaeological richness depicts the customs of the area's ancient inhabitants, with their who used their 'Piedras Tacitas' (carved stones).
The gastronomy in the central zone of Chile, there is a wide choice of dishes throughout the year, you can't go in chile without having tasted the traditional Chilean empanadas or without having tasted a good vinochileno. The charquicán, casserole or the sopaipillas with pebre to spend the cold winter or preparations made from corn such as pastel de choclo and the tamales that are characteristic of summer. Also you can refresh with a good motto with huesillo peach and mote.
You can also find a variety of fish and shellfish that are located along the Chilean coast. Stew of conger eel, clams with Parmesan cheese, shrimp empanadas and oysters Pil pil are just some of the dishes more characteristic and favourite of the country.
The climate is Mediterranean, hot in summer and cold in winter. The average annual temperature is around 13° C. The central zone of Chile is considered the warmest of the country. In summer temperatures surpass 30 ° C.
Stores in rural areas are open all day, but they close between 13.00 and 15.00. We advise you to carry local currency (Chilean pesos), since it isn’t possible to pay with debit or credit cards in kiosks and rural stores.
Do not litter on parks or streets. Taking care of our environment is everyone's responsibility. Avoid fines by following the rules.
Altos del Lircay National Reserve map
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