Llanquihue Lake located in the Lakes Region is the second most grande of Chile and is characterized by its intense blue color, that depending on the weather allows the reflection of the Osorno volcano.
Lake Llanquihue is the second largest lake in Chile after the General Carrera. It has a surface area of 215,000 acres (86,000 ha) and its name means "submersion" (Mapuche language).
Along its shore you wll find the cities of Puerto Varas, Frutillar and Puerto Octay, all of which are famous for their beautiful beaches, German influenced architecture and their popular summer activities. Another highlight to this region is the exquisite pastries, based on German recipes for "kuchenes" (pies) and marmalades made from different fruits.
This area of the country cuisine is known for good food, has a great variety of traditional food due to the influence of the mapuche, but also the German influence that arrived in the country.
Within typical dishes is the curanto, a soup made with meat, sausages seafood and potatoes, chapaleles, which are a mixture of potatoes and flour cooked in the broth of the curanto, milcao which is also made from potatoes, since it is one of the most important foods in the area along with meat and seafood.
On the other hand the German influence has allowed this area to be characterized by their cakes and pies of berries and fruits that grow in the place such as raspberries, blueberries or Myrtle.
The weather on this place is oceanic and rainy, with a bit of Mediterranean influence, there’s abundant and constant rainfall, even in summer. The annual average temperature is 11° C.
We advise you to wear clothes that are suitable for rain, because the weather is constantly changes at any time of the year.
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.