Pucon - City of Chile
Pucón is a Chilean city and commune administered by the municipality of Pucón located in the Province of Cautín, Araucanía Region, 100 km to the southeast of Temuco and 780 km to the south of Santiago, Chile.
CHILE National Animal : Huemul
Pucón's unrivaled location by a lake and a volcano and quite stable weather make it a popular destination for tourists. It offers a variety of sports and adventure/recreational activities for tourists, including water skiing, snow skiing, backpacking, white water rafting and kayaking, horse back riding, natural hot springs, zip line rides, and guided ascents of Villarrica volcano.
Pucón is a major centre of adventure tourism in Chile. During the summer, tourist attractions include hiking, rafting, horse back riding, birdwatching, fishing. Due to its privileged natural surroundings, near a volcano and several lakes, nature reserves and thermal baths, Pucón is a destination which can rely on tourism all year round. In winter and spring, it is possible to go skiing or snowboarding on the trails of the Villarrica volcano.
Villarrica National Park is located in the Andes, in the Araucanía Region of Chile, near Pucón. The centerpiece of the park is a line of three volcanoes stretching transversely to the Andean range: Villarrica, Quetrupillán and Lanín.
Huerquehue National Park is located in the Andes, in the Araucanía Region of Chile, east of Caburgua Lake.
One of the most noteworthy features of Huerquehue NP are its millenarian forests of Araucarias, which are the perfect backdrop for the small lakes and ponds that dot the park. Tinquilco Lake lies in the lower portion of this protected area.
Trancura River is a river located in the Araucanía Region of Chile. Its headwaters drain the southeasternmost portion of Villarrica National Park, including the northwestern slope of Lanín volcano. The river flows initially to the north and from its junction with its main tributary, the Maichín River, the Trancura turns in a westerly direction until emptying into the Villarrica Lake, after having received the waters of Caburgua Lake through Carrileufú River. This latter river emerges at the Ojos del Caburgua and is fed by the Liucura River, which further has as a tributary the outflow stream of Tinquilco Lake.
The town of Curarrehue is located near its confluence with the Maichín River.
The river is used for rafting by tourism companies in Pucón.
CHILE National Bird : Andean Condor
CHILE National Flower : Copihue/ Chilean Bellflower Lapageria rosea
CHILE National Game : Chilean rodeo