Pucón is a small town in the Province of Cautín, Araucanía Region , Chile.
The city is located on the southeastern coast of Lake Villarrica, 81 km southeast of the administrative center of the region, the city of Temuco.
The first European settlers came to the Pucón area around 1899. Between 1920 and 1930, tourist hotels began to be built in Pucón.
Tourism is, along with fishing and forestry, the Pucón region’s main source of income. Lake Villarrica and the Villarrica volcano in particular attract tourists, this exotic city is known as the adventure capital of Chile
Access : Coordinates: -39.276667, -71.974444 /
- The name of the city comes from the Mapudungun language and means “entrance to the cordillera”, “road to the volcano” or “place of beginning”
- Nature is the flagship of tourism in Pucón: whether in winter or summer, this green Chilean destination offers travelers a variety of outdoor activities such as , water skiing, snow skiing, backpacking, white water rafting and kayaking, horse back riding, natural hot springs, zip line rides, skydiving and guided ascents of Villarrica volcano.
- Top sights in Pucón : Natural attractions : National parks: Villarrica National Park, Huerquehue National Park and Villarrica National Reserve. / Lakes: the Villarrica, Caburgua and Tinquilco lakes stand out. / Volcanoes: Villarrica, Mocho or Quetrupillán and Lanín stand out. / Hot Springs: the Hot Springs of Palguín, Río Blanco, Huife, Quimey-Co, Peumayen, Montevivo, Menetúe, San Luis, Trancura and Los Pozones stand out; In addition, those located in the commune of Curarrehue are nearby: Curarrehue, Panqui and Ancamil.
Go next : Villarrica volcano is located roughly 17 km to the south. There are also thermal springs and the national parks east of the lake, the Villarrica National Park and the Huerquehue National Park.