With the advent of summer and intense heat, what better place to be than the beach? People flock to Caburgua for its sun, temperate water and peaceful surroundings.
PIanning a day trip is easy due to the short distance between Pucón and Lake Caburgua. Besides, its pleasing surroundings and warm water are extremely appealing whether you want to swim, sunbathe or simply relax on the sand.
The road is also attractive and there are a few very popular tourist attractions just outside Pucón, for example the footbridge over the Trancura River or the detours to hot springs and Ojos del Caburgua falls.
We reached a small, pleasant town with everything a visitor needs: cabins, restaurants offering typical Chilean food, supermarkets and craft shops. We finally got to the lake and its stunning colors. The blue sky mottled with white clouds reflecting on the water, a few boats, displaying their full sails and the people on the beach were absolutely moving. We stood in the shade of some huge trees for a few minutes taking in the beauty of the scene.
Near Pucón and Villarrica
Enjoy a day of rest
Food stalls and crafts
In the horizon of the lake, framed by verdant mountains, we could make out the outline of the catamarans, taking people on outings. Although it is a short trip, it is so pleasant it is always fully booked.
One of the areas of the beach has light colored sand so it is known as Playa Blanca or White Beach whereas farther ahead, the sand is dark so it is called Playa Negra or Black Beach, reached along a path on the coast. Although they are similar, and people delight in the warm, crystal clear water, the latter is more peaceful.
As we watched the sunset, we knew it was time to leave the seaside resort and the Villarrica Volcano, which had been silently guarding our back, now rose majestically before us.
Mónica Pons Eduardo Epifanio
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Hot springs with accommodation