Located in the Los Lagos Region, the small town of Villa Peulla has become a thriving tourist destination due to its natural beauty.

In a magical corner of southern Chile it’s found Villa Peulla, a tourist destination that delights travelers with its lush natural beauty and a wide variety of outdoor activities. Above all, it is known as a secluded place that few can reach, classified as one of the most remote sites in the country.

Strategically located in the Los Lagos region near the border with Argentina, this small village has become a refuge for nature lovers, adventurers, and those seeking an escape from urban life. Villa Peulla is situated at the western end of Lake Todos los Santos, also known as Emerald Lake. To reach this beautiful place, travelers must take a catamaran from the Petrohué dock, sailing through the crystal-clear waters of the lake surrounded by imposing mountains covered in native forests. The boat journey is an experience in itself, with panoramic views that captivate visitors from the moment they embark.

Surrounded by Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park, the area offers a wide variety of native flora and fauna. Visitors can marvel at the abundance of waterfalls, crystal-clear rivers, and lush forests that surround the area. Within the park, they can embark on excursions ranging from hikes to the impressive Osorno Volcano and its surroundings to scenic bike rides along trails.

Besides, water sports enthusiasts will feel like they're in paradise in Villa Peulla, as Lake Todos los Santos offers the opportunity to practice kayaking, windsurfing, and sailing, depending on weather conditions. Additionally, canopy tours are also available, mainly at the acclaimed Cascada de los Novios.

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Recommendations for fully enjoying Villa Peulla

To reach Villa Peulla from Santiago by air, you must fly to Puerto Montt, which takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, and then travel by land to Puerto Varas, which takes 25 minutes. If the journey from the capital is by land, it would take approximately 12 hours to reach Puerto Varas.

From Puerto Varas, you will travel 60 km with views of Lake Llanquihue, the Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes, and, after 40 minutes passing through the town of Ensenada, you will enter Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park. After witnessing the astonishing Petrohué Falls, you will arrive at the port where you must board the catamaran.

Upon arrival in Villa Peulla, we recommend booking a tour if you haven't done so in advance or online before your trip. Here are some recommendations:

  • Tour of Lake Todos los Santos and navigation to Peulla: From Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park, you can explore the most spectacular landscapes of the Los Lagos Region, such as Petrohué Falls, Lake Todos los Santos, and the ecological village of Peulla. This tour lasts 10 hours.

  • Tour of Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park: This is the main park in the Los Lagos Region and one of the most beautiful in Chile, especially due to the spectacular Petrohué Falls, beautiful waterfalls hidden within it. An unforgettable four-hour tour.

  • Hiking: Upon arriving in Villa Peulla, if you enjoy hiking, you can easily visit Cascada de Los Novios, Mirador Cerro Techado, and Cementerio Villa Peulla. If you want the assistance of guides, you will have the opportunity to hire their services on-site.

  • Laguna El Encanto: If weather conditions are favorable, sailing on El Encanto is one of the most incredible activities you can do in Villa Peulla. Available for an additional fee, for more information contact czuniga@gochile.cl.

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