Puerto Varas

Destination - Región de los lagos - Puerto Varas

Puerto Varas

What’s up in Puerto Varas?

Beautiful town on the shores of Lago Llanquihue (one of the largest lakes in South America) with perfect views of the Osorno, Calbuco and Tronador Volcanoes from the beaches of Puerto Varas.

The best starting point in the Lake District for: Trekking, Hiking, Climbing Osorno Volcano, Rafting, Canoeing, Canyoning, Fly Fishing, Horseback Riding and more!

Using Pto. Varas as your “Base Camp” you can take various daytrips to visit the Waterfalls in the “Vicente Pérez Rosales” National Park, climbing up Volcano Osorno to the ice line, visiting Cascadas & Puerto Octay and many other beautiful places.

You can do these trips easily on your own, and be back by evening. Good Hostels like “Compass del Sur” and “Casa Azul” are waiting for you in Puerto Varas. Here you will find nice small bars (very often with live music) and perfect restaurants, internet places, nice city life, simply a perfect place to relax and to get organized.

In summer, Puerto Varas hosts lots of activities like “live music in the plaza” or “the Day of the Kuchen” etc. There is a handicraft market where artisans come from all over Chile.

Here is the gate to Patagonia and the beginning of the famous road "Carretera Austral"

It’s not necessary to stay in Puerto Montt, because you can get every bus connection (to the Airport, Chiloé, Santiago and all other major cities) directly from Puerto Varas without problems!

The buses also will bring you from here directly to the "NAVIMAG" port where you can get the boat to "PATAGONIA"

Shuttle buses between Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas leave every 5 minutes.
(About $800 Chilean Pesos - just 20 min / 15 km.)