Puerto Varas, Los Lagos

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Puerto Varas
Puerto Varas is an idyllic town situated on the western shore of the huge Llanquihue Lake in the Los Lagos Region.
Old wooden houses, street signs and a German club give clues about the German immigrants who populated the area around the lake in the middle of the 19th century.
Just 20 km (12 miles) from Puerto Montt, located on the shore of Lake Llanquihue, one of the largest natural lakes in South America. The perfect cone of the Osorno volcano and the snowy peaks of Monte, Calbuco, and Tronador are clearly visible from of the lake.
Puerto Varas is the southernmost city in a number of towns on the western shore of Lake Llanquihue, which includes Frutillar, Llanquihue and Puerto Octay.
The numerous rose gardens in Puerto Varas streets gave the city its name - "City of Roses".
The friendly town is an ideal starting point for excursions to the surrounding area.
Tourism
Puerto Varas seduces with many details and one of them is its wide variety of gourmet offerings, which merge into the Chilean and German recipes.
When the stars shine in Puerto Varas, a walk along the sparkling waterfront, a special dinner by candlelight or a visit to their monumental casino to try their luck is something that visitors will always remember.
A multi adventure tour, which includes hiking, zip lines, climbing, rappelling and canoeing, is the goal of adventurers and lovers of extreme sports of all ages and physical conditions. A place where there are no limits to adventure.
Many old buildings of the old colonial city revive together the presence of a passionate painter: Pablo Fierro.
When looking at the architecture of this metropolis we can understand its residents and learn about its history. Puerto Varas invites everyone to discover this city through its facades, its historic buildings and its traditional churches.
Lake Llanquihue, mythical and impressive, is the third largest lake in Latin America. Sailing on an old wooden boat is the ideal choice to see its back, and the way of salmon farming.
Navigating the Andes, is an unforgettable experience that takes the tourist along the ancestral roads, steeped in history, scenery and tranquility.
Located 91 kilometers from Puerto Varas, its valley is one of the most beautiful and important areas in southern Chile, where part of its natural secrets can be discovered.
The incredible scenery of Cochamó lies deep in the mountain range, where you can experience the same paths used by the Jesuits and settlers to cross the Andes.
The Osorno volcano is the perfect icon of the Lake District in Chile. With green slopes and snow-capped summits, visitors should approach, so they can admire its grandeur.
Not only in the city visitors can find several attractions for all tastes, but also in the surroundings of Varas with the green vegetation and its waterfalls, such as the Petrohué Waterfalls.
Gastronomy
The gastronomy stands out for the German pastries, especially the Kuchen (cake), biscuits, cakes, chocolates and handmade sweets and traditional German food, which can be found in many cafes, restaurants and hotels in the region.
There is also an interesting gastronomy associated with the good steaks of southern Chile (veal, lamb, venison, pork, etc.), cured meats and homemade beers prepared by descendants of German settlers, fish and seafood from nearby and picturesque Puerto Montt, cheeses the southern and the salmon industry, which greatly contributed to the development of the region, Los Lagos.
Weather
The weather in Puerto Varas is temperate.
Temperate temperate climate due to the warm winds that come from the Argentine pampas.
Autumn (March May 15th)
Winter (June-August 12Cº)
Spring (September-November 13th)
Summer (December-February 26Cº).
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