Not only in the city can visitors find various attractions for all tastes, but also in the outskirts of Varas they may come across interesting options to visit and explore.
Puerto Varas is a dynamic, picturesque city enjoyed both during the day and at night anytime through the year. It is the commercial navigation center towards Puerto Montt and one of the favorite destinations in Southern Chile. This choice responds to several reasons, all of them related to its urban identity, outlined by the German immigration and featuring an extraordinary natural landscape made up by lakes, valleys, volcanoes and bays of captivating beauty.
Therefore, it is best to tour around its interesting geography by means of the various activities proposed by some spots close to the city.
As a sample, we recommend a horseback tour around Ralún. This village is reached through the seafront road to Ensenada. Two kilometers beyond this district, there is a detour to the right that leads straight to Ralún. On the way, visitors are amazed by glacier valleys upholstered with the typical vegetation of the Valdivian rainforest and huge cliffs which represent a way of identifying this place, as Ralún means "narrow valley" in the Mapuche tongue.
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Recommendations: All these sceneries give evidence of the strong volcanic activity in the region. It is interesting to observe the hexagonal formations of basalt rocks standing right opposite the hot springs and originated when the lava got cold.
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P. Altamirano 2542 - Puerto Montt - (5550000) Puerto Varas, X Región, Chile
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San Jose 130 (5550000) Puerto Varas, X Región, Chile
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