Pucón is located in the Region of Araucanía on the shores of Lake Villarrica and stands out as the most important Lake Resort of Chile. Surrounding areas have a lot of tourist attractions such as hot spring resorts, national parks, ski resorts, Mapuche communities, among others.
Pucón is a small town embedded in the Andes foothills, right beside the Villarrica volcano, this small town has become the top tourist resort of Southern Chile. This community boasts beautiful, natural attractions that are suited for practicing high-risk sports or for families to simply enjoy spending time together. The events that take place with the sole purpose to entertain visitors, are growing in spectacularity and participants year by year. Pucon is called "the capital of Southern Chile".
Location : La Araucanía Region, 112 km (70 mi) southeast of Temuco. 27 km (16.8 mi) east of Villarrica.
This area has a gastronomic identity marked mainly by Mapuche cuisine and the complement of Spanish cuisine. This land is characterized as a place of cultivation, where there are different outbreaks of fruits, legumes, vegetables and spices that are fundamental in the condiment of the food as the Merquén.
Meat and fish are also important food, which are usually seasoned with the spices of Mapuche cuisine. Within the typical dishes are the Charquicán, empanadas with pebre, roast lamb, tortillas embers among others. You cannot visit this area without eating chestnuts or pine nuts.
A traditional drink of the area is apple chicha or wine. Desserts usually have blueberries or raspberries or nuts and chestnuts as well.
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.
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