- Pucon, Cautín, Araucanía
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AboutPucón 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 comprises 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'.
Pucón (from mapudungún: Entrance to the mountain range) is a commune of the Province of Cautín, belonging to the Araucanía Region, located in southern Chile. Located 100 km southeast of Temuco, and 780 km south of Santiago. Due to its privileged natural environment, close to volcanoes, lakes, national parks and hot springs, it is a destination that allows tourism throughout the year.
In winter and spring, skiing and snowboarding can be practiced on the slopes of the Villarrica volcano, to finish in the afternoon, in the hot springs of the area which are located in the middle of lush forests.
Pucón has its own airport located on the International Road, about 5 km. From the center of the city. There are several taxi lines that cover this route, so it can be accessed directly from Santiago in a very short time. You should arrive at La Araucanía Airport in Temuco located approximately 17 km from Temuco.