Visit the Puyehue National Park, in the middle of the Cordillera de los Andes, in Los Lagos region. It belongs to the reserve of the biosphere forests temperate rainy of the Andes Australes and is characterized by humid forests always green.
Puyehue National Park is situated in an extraordinarily beautiful zone in the region of Los Lagos. It has a surface area of 100 thousand hectares (220,000 acres) and it borders with Chile's oldest park, Vicente Pérez Rosales. Set in the middle of the Andes, with volcanoes within its territory, the park boasts a stunning and diverse landscape with a variety of sport and relaxation activities.
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.