With a surface area of 5.7000 mts and over 1,490 millions cubic meters of water, Lake Colbún is the largest artificial reservoir in Chile. Located in Región del Maule, it was created between 1980 and 1985 so as to retain the water flowing from Maule river, used for irrigation and hydroelectric energy production.
Its temperature during summer (23ºC/73°F), along with the area's good weather conditions make it an ideal place to practise water sports. Also, its water is crystalline due to the lack of sediment dragged by Maule River from the mountain. Also, there is a variety of activities, acommodation options, and tourist services in its surroundings.