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Pucon is a Chilean city and commune administered by the municipality of Pucon located in the Province of Cautin, Araucania Region, 100 km to the southeast of Temuco and 780 km to the south of Santiago, Chile.

Pucon's unrivaled location by a lake and a volcano and quite stable weather (especially in the summer) 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.


Pucon is a major centre of adventure tourism in Chile. During the summer, tourist attractions include hiking, rafting, horse back riding, birdwatching, fishing and canopy. Due to its privileged natural surroundings, near a volcano and several lakes, nature reserves and thermal baths, Pucon 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.

Natural interests

National parks: Villarrica National Park, Huerquehue National Park and Villarrica National Reserve.

Volcanos: the most notable are the Villarrica, Mocho or Quetrupillan and Lanin volcanos.

Main lakes: the Villarrica, Caburgua and Tinquilco lakes.

Main river: Trancura.

Spas in the commune of Pucon: Palguin, Rio Blanco, Huife, Quimey-Co and Los Pozones; other nearby spas include the ones located in the commune of Curarrehue: Menetue, San Luis, Trancura, Panqui and Ancamil.

Sister cities

Lake Oswego, Oregon, USA

External links

Tourism Adventure Agency

Todo Pucon en un Clic

JausPucon Travel

Tourism info, history and webcams

Pucon, one of the most charming villages in Chile

Pucon, Chile

VR Panoramic on 360 | Downtown of Pucon Flip360.cl

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