Del Lago Resort
MARIA ANSOREAN ESQ,PEDRO DE VALDIVIA, Pedro De Val
More about Pucón
My teacher, Carolina
Cascada Nido de Aguila, Parque Nacional Huerquehue
The summit of Vn Villarica
Travel Tips for Pucón
During November 2008 I spent a week learning Spanish. I took 15 hours of private lessons over a week, Monday to Saturday with Tuesday as a day off to go hiking in Parque Nacional Huerquehue. The lessons were intensive but I felt I learnt a lot and had to work very hard on my pronunciation. I studied at Language Pucon (Centro de Idiomas y Cultura).
If you're looking for a school that offers an intimate environment enabling to learn and improve at your own pace I would recommend this school. Check out the website for dates and prices as I booked through an agent.
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Ducky on the Licuria river
Doing ducky can be even more exciting than doing rafting. It's just you on the boat and the trip is amazing. For $17.000 pesos, Kayak Pucon (on the main street) takes you to the Licuria river, teaches you how to move, and after 45 minutes of a still river, you arrive at the white water where there's lots of excitement. Better than rafting, and much more interesting. Take a look at the travelogue for more pictures.
If you are looking for a great trek the Villarica Circuit is amazing. My brother and I spent four days hiking around the volcano and enjoying the incredible views. It starts out from the base of the ski area, which you can get to by a taxi. The first night is spent at one of the most impressive views I have ever seen. Itýs called Viejo del Fuego because you look down into a jungle valley that has been carved through by the lava from the volcano. This is also the closest you will be to the peak for the volcano and at night you get beautiful views of the lava spurting up into the air. If you have never seen an active volcano you will be blown away. The glacier on the peak supplies all the fresh, and I mean really fresh, drinking water you need. The next two days are spent hiking around the dessert like east side of the volcano and then dropping down into the jungle. From here you can continue onto the Villarica traverse, which is also incredible, or you can catch a ride with a local back to Pucon. The best spot for this is at the hot spring baths just a few miles down the road after you get out of the national park.
Heres and amazing shot of the volcano from up close. you can see how active it is. I tired to get a pciutre of the red glow at night, but wasted a roll of film and got nothing. Oh well, you will just have to go and see for yourself.