Located just 18 m. (59 ft.) above sea level, with a surface area of 40 sq. km. (25 sq. mi.), Lake Vichuquén has warm waters, surrounded by dense pine forests along the shores of the lake that practically block any view of the lake. Its name, inspired by its shape, comes from the Mapudungún, "vilu" meaning snake, and "lafquen" meaning lake.
In the area you can engage in activities like bike tours, water skiing, sailing, and windsurfing, swimming, fly fishing, wildlife observation, and photography. There are bathing areas and lovely homes along the coast.
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.