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Set among a wild landscape of volcanoes, forests and rivers, this southern Chilean town excites with outdoor adventures and the magnificence of its scenery.

Villarrica sits on the shores of Villarrica Lake, close to one of Chile's most active volcanoes. Surrounded by mountains, rivers and forests, this waterfront city is a magnet for outdoor lovers. Trek through a national park, relax in hot spring baths, hike up volcanic slopes and ski down them in the winter.

Get acquainted with the city by investigating its cultural attractions. Stop by the Plaza de Armas, a leafy public square in the area where the city was founded in 1552. Tour Villarrica Cathedral and browse the exhibits at Villarrica Museum.

Take advantage of the city’s lakeside setting. Go for a stroll along the promenade, unwind on a beach and rent a kayak to explore the lake. Dine at sunset at a restaurant along Avenida Costanera, a waterfront thoroughfare. From here, you can enjoy wonderful views of the lake and Villarrica Volcano. The road also encompasses public squares and a cycle path.

One of the area’s most visited attractions is Villarrica National Park, home to a chain of three volcanoes. A popular jumping off point for this vast wilderness is the city of Pucón, which also sits on Villarrica Lake.

During the summer, try rafting and fishing along the park's rivers and trek to Leon and La China waterfalls. Among the wildlife you might see here are Andean foxes, peregrine falcons and black-necked swans. Take a guided expedition up the slopes of the snow-capped Villarrica Volcano for sweeping views of the national park and beyond. In winter, carve up the slopes at the Villarrica-Pucón Ski Resort.

After a strenuous hike or skiing expedition, soothe aching muscles at Conaripe Hot Springs. Relax in outdoor pools filled with warm spring waters enriched with sodium, calcium and other minerals. At night, go back to Pucón for its bars and casino.

To experience Villarrica's exhilarating outdoor pursuits and attractions, fly into Temuco, about an hour away by road. Complete the journey by bus or rental car.

Top Hotels in Villarrica

andBeyond Vira Vira
andBeyond Vira Vira
3.5 out of 5
Parcela 22A, Quetroleufu, Pucon, Araucania
The price is CA $1,198 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 17

Situated on the riverfront, this hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Ojos del Caburga, Lake Caburgua and Villarrica National Park. Huerquehue National Park and ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"Incredible staff. Beautiful facility. Magnificent food. Tranquil. One of the most fabulous resorts. Loved it. A huge cut above. And be sure to go horseback riding with Rudolpho. A life experience. And my husband had never ridden"…"

Reviewed on Apr. 8, 2019

andBeyond Vira Vira
Enjoy Pucon
Enjoy Pucon
3 out of 5
Clemente Holzapfel 190, Pucon, Araucania
The price is CA $84 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8

Nestled on the beach, this Pucon hotel is just steps away from Enjoy Pucon Casino and Pucon Beach. La Poza and Museo Mapuche Pucon are also within 10 ...

3.7/5Good! (223 reviews)

"Señoritas que recibieron o atendieron mi check in fueron muy serias, les falta aprender a sonreír. No me hacen ningún favor al atenderme, muy por el contrario, el favor se los hago yo al preferir su hotel. Falta de aseo en pasillos y ascensores. Pieza y baño muy cómodos y limpios y ordenados."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 10, 2019

Enjoy Pucon
Hostal Andes Pucon
Hostal Andes Pucon
3 out of 5
Pasaje Rafaela Aburto 137, Pucon, Araucanía
The price is CA $78 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3

Located in the heart of Pucon, this luxury bed & breakfast is within 2 mi (3 km) of Feria Artesanal, Santa Clara Monastery and Museo Mapuche Pucon. La Poza and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (25 reviews)

"Extraordinary friendly staff. Spacious and clean rooms. I would highly recommend it."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 27, 2020

Hostal Andes Pucon
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Villarrica

Cabañas Portal Pucon
Cabañas Portal Pucon
2 out of 5
Km 4,5 Camino Pucón - Villarrica, Pucon, Araucania
The price is CA $117 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2

Nestled on the beach, this Pucon cabin is within 3 mi (5 km) of Museo Mapuche Pucon, La Poza and Pucon Beach. Santa Clara Monastery and Enjoy Pucon Casino are ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (15 reviews)
romantic stay with national park trekking

"Near-perfect location to visit nerby national parks. Wonderful area, lake-view, sunset, well-equiped cabin"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 18, 2016

Cabañas Portal Pucon
Cabañas Playa Linda
Cabañas Playa Linda
3 out of 5
Camino Villarrica-Pucón, Km 11, Villarrica, Araucania
The price is CA $117 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3

Situated in Villarrica, this beach cabin is within 9 miles (15 km) of Villarrica Pucara Beach, Villarrica Historical Museum and Catedral de Villarrica. Santa ...

5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)

"Cabin was fantastic. Rooms were spacious, beds were comfortable and the entire place was well equipped for a comfortable stay. Excellent location with private access to the lake. Hosts were hospitable, friendly and helpful. Wifi dropped out a bit but when you’re away in a place like this, who ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 9, 2020

Cabañas Playa Linda
Cabañas Monte Verde Pucon
Cabañas Monte Verde Pucon
3 out of 5
Camino Pucon - Villarrica Km 5, Pucon, Araucania
The price is CA $156 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2

Set in Pucon, this family-friendly apartment building is within 6 mi (10 km) of Santa Clara Monastery, La Poza and Pucon Beach. Feria Artesanal and Museo Mapuche ...

3.7/5Good! (6 reviews)
Awesome apartments with lake views

"Excellent view, cozy rooms"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 21, 2019

Cabañas Monte Verde Pucon
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Nov 22, 2019

Pretty good gym, great breakfast. Wifi not reliable throughout building

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