Puerto Varas Things to Do

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    The Artisan Market

    by SabrinaSummerville Written Apr 7, 2007

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    The artisan market is one of the prettiest shopping markets I have ever seen. In addition to that, it has souvenirs at fantastic prices, all hand crafted locally.

    I picked up several Alpaca scarves at $5 each and had paid four times that on the cruise ship for more or less identical scarves.

    I found gorgeous hand carved flutes and even handmade pan pipes.

    There are gorgeous jumpers and cardigans, all handknit; wall hangings (like frail tapestries), clocks, wooden carvings etc etc.

    My advice would be to wait until you get to this place before buying any souvenirs - you are likely to get all you want here at a fraction of the price.

    While here you can also admire the architecture, as the centre has been designed as a series of wooden huts set in a design similar to a village square. With the heavily wooded hills as a backdrop, it's incredibly picturesque. The day that we were there it rained continuously, so it was marvellous that there was plenty of shelter.

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    Chamiza : Casonas - Old Houses

    by elpariente Updated Apr 2, 2007
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    En Chamiza se encuentran granjas y viejas casonas que conservan la arquitectura original de los colonos alemanes adaptada a su vida en Chile
    In Chamiza you find farms and all houses that keep the original architecture of the German Settlers adapted to their life in Chile

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    Chamiza : Iglesia - Church

    by elpariente Written Apr 2, 2007

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    Casi sin darnos cuenta llegamos a Chamiza que es un sitio maravilloso , muy verde con vistas de los volcanes , casas antiguas... , si estás cerca no te lo pierdas
    Esta es zona de colonos Alemanes y dejaron sus huellas como la Iglesia Luterana , de 1900 , que tiene dos araucrias inmensas y un cementerio muy cuidado
    Practically without noticing , we reached Chamiza that is a marvellous place , very green , with the volcanoes views, the old houses... , if you are near do not miss it
    This is an area of German Settlers and they left their tracks like the Lutheran Church , of 1900 , that has two very big Araucarias and a very well kept cemetery

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    Parque Alerce Andino

    by elpariente Updated Apr 1, 2007

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    Después de dejar la carretera principal y hacer unos 12Kms. por carretera de tierra llegamos a la entrada y empezamos a caminar por el parque . La verdad es que no vimos muchos Alerces quizá porque no llegamos al fondo del parque y la información del parque no fue buena pero caminamos por un bosque frondoso lleno de notros , helechos y flores al borde del río Ohaica Fue un gran paseo
    Leaving the main road and after 12 Kms by a dirty road we reached the Park entrance and we started to walk it . The true is that we did not see many alerces , perhaps we did not reach the end of the park and the information is not good , but we walked in a closed forest full of "notros" , ferns and flowers and very near the river Ohaica
    It was a great walk

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    Parque Alerce Andino

    by elpariente Written Apr 1, 2007

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    Después de dejar la carretera principal y hacer unos 12Kms. por carretera de tierra llegamos a la entrada y empezamos a caminar por el parque . La verdad es que no vimos muchos Alerces quizá porque no llegamos al fondo del parque y la información del parque no fue buena pero caminamos por un bosque frondoso lleno de notros , helechos y flores
    Fue un gran paseo
    Leaving the main road and after 12 Kms by a dirty road we reached the Park entrance and we started to walk it . The true is that we did not see many alerces , perhaps we did not reach the end of the pak and the information is not good , but we walked in a closed forest full of "notros" , ferns and flowers
    It was a great walk

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    Iglesia del - Sagrado Corazón de Jesús - Church

    by elpariente Updated Mar 29, 2007
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    La Iglesia parroquial construida en 1918 , de estilo neorromántico , se ve desde todo Puerto Varas , especialmente durante la noche que está iluminada
    The Parrish church built on 1918 , of neoromantic style , can be seen from all Puerto Varas , specially at night when is lighted

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    Cruce de Lagos : Petrohue - Puerto Varas

    by elpariente Updated Mar 28, 2007

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    El último tramo se hace en autobús y dura 1 hora
    Paramos a ver las cataratas de Petrohue , que son muy bonitas
    Petrohué es una palabra indígena que significa "lugar de humaderas", quizás por el vapor de agua que levanta en las cataratas
    5crThe last part is done by bus and takes 1 hour
    We stopped to see the Petrohue water falls , that are very nice
    Petrohue is an indigenous word that means "smoke place " , perhaps due to the water that arise in the water falls

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    Cruce de Lagos : Peulla - Petrohue

    by elpariente Updated Mar 28, 2007

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    Navegamos durante dos horas por la parte más espectacular , para mi , del Cruce de Lagos , que es el Lago de Todos Los Santos y sus impresionantes paisajes ya que tienes los volcanes al fondo , el Picudo , el tronador y el Osorno que son espectaculares
    También pasas por la isla Margarita y puedes ver el sistema de correo y transporte de la gente que vive en las orillas del lago que se acercan en botes de remos a los catamaranes
    Al pasar por la casa de los primeros armadores siguen tocando la sirena los barcos cuando pasan
    We sailed during two hours by the most spectacular part , at least for me , of the Lakes Crossing , that is the Lake de Todos los Santos and their impressive landscapes as you have the volcanoes in the back , the Picudo , Tronador and Osorno that are spectacular
    You pass also by Margarita Island and you may see the post and people transport system for those living in the lake shore that approach in rowing boats to the catamarans and leave floating bags with the mail
    When you pass the house of the first shipowners they keep on playing the boats sirens when they pass

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    Cruce de Lagos - Puerto Frías - Peulla

    by elpariente Updated Mar 28, 2007

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    Aquí sólo hablaremos de la parte Chilena del Cruce de Lagos , pues el resto está en la página de Bariloche que es donde lo empezamos el viaje
    Después de pasar la aduana en la parte Argentina se toma un autobús que cruza la cordillera de los Andes , que pasa por bosque muy bonitos , por la cascada de las gemelas y se puede ver el cerro Tronador desde el lado Chileno . Se tarda 1h 30m hasta llegar a Peulla . Aquí se pasa la aduana Chilena que es bastante estricta y abren para revisar todo el equipaje ( no lleves frutas , semillas , artículos de madera ...) y se toma el barco para cruzar el Lago de Todos los Santos
    Here we are only speaking of the Chilean part of the Lakes Crossing , because all therest is in the Bariloche page , that is were we started the trip
    After passing the Argentina customs you take a bus that crosses the Andean Range , passing by very nice forests , by the twins water fall , and you may seethe Cero Tronador from the Chile side. It takes 1h 30m up to Peulla . Here you pass the Chile customs , that are very strict as they open all the luggage to check ( Do not take fruits , seeds , wood articles...) and you take the boat to cross th lake of Todos los Santos

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    Services

    by jghpmontt Updated Jan 2, 2007

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    Casino Puerto Varas

    by Veghel Written Jun 4, 2006

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    I'm not interested in casinos at all, but obviously many people are. The casino of Puerto Varas is a main tourist attraction. It is situated in a beautifully designed new building in the town's center close to the lake. I've not visited it, so unfortunately I can't tell you how it is inside.

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    Catholic Church

    by Veghel Updated Jun 4, 2006

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    Catholic Church in Puerto Varas
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    The Catholic Church in Puerto Varas is a beautiful building. Surprisingly it is made of cheap steel cladding, which is visible if you approach the church closely. The full Spanish name is too beautiful not to mention: Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus.

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    Beach

    by Veghel Updated Jun 4, 2006

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    Beach of Puerto Varas
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    In summer time, the beaches along the Lake Llanquihue are a perfect place to relax a few days. Early January, the water was warm enough for a swim. The beaches of Puerto Varas a ate least 3 km long, and about 20 m wide on average. They are covered with a mixture of pebbles and sand+ which becomes very hot so it is useful to bring comfortable shoes for the short walks between you towel and the water. Some parts of the beach are supervised, so very suitable for families.

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    Enjoy the sunrise ! Profitez du lever de soleil !

    by Maillekeul Written Sep 7, 2003

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    Left by a wicked bus driver on the highway at 6 in the morning, we had to fight the cold darkness until Puerto Varas, during 1 km (Stef Reporter cursing the driver ans listing the consumer rights). But, when we arrived at the top of the city, we enjoyed a wonderful sunrise with wonderful colours on the Lake Llanquihue reflecting the Osorno (the volcano facing the city). I recommend it (but not walking from the highway !)

    Laisse par un mechant chauffeur de bus sur l'autoroute a 6 du mat', nous avons du combattre le froid et le noir jusqu'a Puerto Varas, a 1 km de notre lieu d'abandon (Stef Reporter jurant et enumerant les droits du consommateur). Mais, arrives en haut de la ville, on a profite d'un super lever de soleil sur le Lac Llanquihue, qui refletait le non moins superbe volcan Osorno. Je vous le recommande.

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  • Vulcano Osorno

    by backpackparana Written May 27, 2006

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    Osorno Vulcano
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    Vulcano Osorno is great!

    It is a MUST-SEE attraction if you are staying in Puerto Varas

    It is best if you go on the afternoon, when the weather is not so foggy as in the morning.

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