When the stars look after the night in Puerto Varas, a walk along the brilliant waterfront, a special candlelight dinner and a gambling tour to its monumental casino to try their luck is something visitors will always remember.
Whether facing the lake or on any of the many streets heading up in the city of Puerto Varas, the night lights invite tourists to eat out in an array of first class restaurants, cafeterias and pubs to relax after a daytime activity. Along with Puerto Montt, these are the cities in the X Region that barely sleep and a day may end up walking along their long waterfront under the stars reflected in the waters of Lake Llanquihue.
Cassis, Gourmet Destination
A few meters from the Piedraplén Pier, visitors can find this cafeteria and restaurant, a must-go place to taste a delicious dessert or ice-cream accompanied by one of its coffee or chocolate specialties or to be tempted by the classic bites known as picoteos for a perfect dinner solution.
The waters of Lake Llanquihue
Cassis cafeteria and restaurant
The night lights
Hotel Colonos del Sur
The sidewalks of Pérez Rosales Avenue
Even after sunset
That was exactly what we needed and on a beautiful first-floor deck we shared several traditional small plates with olives accompanied by prosciutto, goat cheese and garlic mayonnaise, breaded seafood, large oyster, octopus and squids; mushrooms sauté with white wine and deep-fried squid rings served with tartar sauce. Some of us chose handmade beer chops and glasses of exquisite Chilean wine.
Fresh Air from the Coast
We decided to breathe in some fresh air and went for a walk along the sidewalks of Pérez Rosales Avenue and at the edge of the lake from Mount Phillipi up to Puerto Chico. We especially enjoyed how the brightness of lamp posts and the colored lights coming from the waterfront were reflected on the water mirror. The waterfront is also International Route 225 and heads for Ensenada, the waterfalls of the Petrohué and Peulla Rivers, and connects with San Carlos de Bariloche.
Games and Shows in the Dreams Casino
We were tempted by the main night entertainment center of the city, which houses not only incredible roulette tables but also the most modern gambling games through its slot machines, black jack and bingo. Whereas for gambling enthusiasts these rooms are a fantastic and unavoidable venue to spend a good time, for others it is an ideal dining place. We resolved to have a drink as we enjoyed a music show until it was time to sleep.
Located on the lakefront in a modern two-story building, this venue is the key to entertainment and emotions all around and the only gambling building licensed in the X Region in Chile. Besides its shows performed with the best music, sound and singers, it is home to permanent art exhibitions.
Once we left Puerto Varas, we felt that this city combines daytime and nighttime activities resulting in a distinctive, perfect and tailor-made tour.
Mónica Pons Eduardo Epifanio
Contact of the excursion or tour
San Juan 431, local A (5550000) Puerto Varas, X Región, ChileTel: +56 65-2441529
Casino Dreams Puerto Varas
Del Salvador 21 (5550000) Puerto Varas, X Región, ChileTel: +56 65-2492000
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