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Chile - DESTINATIONS & HOTELS

Puerto Varas

Accessed from the bustling port of Puerto Montt, a short flight from Santiago, Puerto Varas is a pretty Germanic town looking out across Lake Llanquihue to the spectacular volcanoes of Osorno, Puntiagudo and Calbuco that loom high on the far shores. Ringed by dramatic national parks, Puerto Varas is the gateway to Chile’s southern Lake District, a picturesque area of temperate rainforest, aquamarine lakes and glacier-topped mountains that straddles the border with Argentina. Originally founded in 1854 by German settlers, Chile’s “city of roses” retains its traditional, wood shingled architecture and pretty churches and now brims with bars, hotels, restaurants and tour agencies. 

Close by, Volcano Osorno offers excellent walking, rafting and fishing as well as access to Bariloche just across the border via the breathtaking “Cruce de Lagos” lake crossing, a series of boat and bus trips that cuts through the heart of the Andes. Further south, punctuated by the towering, granite peaks of the Cochamo Valley, lush temperate rainforest competes with millenary Alerce trees, giant redwood like conifers, in the Alerce Andino National Park before the landscape splinters into a myriad of islands and vertical Patagonian fjords, inaccessible by road.

Puerto Varas Hotels

$$$$$ Hotel Patagonico Puerto Varas

Modern Chic, Luxury

Behind the striking modernist façade, the Hotel Patagonico is a stylish, 5* property on the edge of Puerto Varas with wonderful views over the town and lake towards the distant volcanoes.  Nestled in...

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$$$$ Hotel Puelche Puerto Varas

Perched on a hill overlooking the pretty, Germanic town of Puerto Varas, the Hotel Puelche is a modern, comfortable hotel with sweeping views over Lake Llanquihue to the magnificent snow-capped...

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$$ Estancia 440 Puerto Varas

Perched on the edge of Puerto Varas a short walk to the centre of town, the Estancia 440 is a charming, family-run guesthouse typical of Chile’s Lake District. Dating back to the 1930’s, the striking...

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$$$$ Casa Molino Puerto Varas

Perched on the banks of Lake Llanquihue amidst 15 acres of beautiful gardens, the Casa Molino is a stunning country retreat, set in rolling countryside 10 minutes’ drive from the centre of Puerto...

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$$$$ Hotel Petrohue Puerto Varas

Overlooking the turquoise waters of Lake Todos Los Santos under the shadow of the magnificent snow-capped Volcano Osorno, the Hotel Petrohue is a warm, charming hotel nestled amidst glorious Andean...

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$$$$$ Quincho Guesthouse Puerto Varas

The Quincho Guesthouse is located 10km outside the pretty village of Puerto Varas, a once private home and now an elegant country retreat perched on the shores of Lake Llanquihue on route to the...

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