You're going to love Puerto Varas

Puerto Varas is a picturesque town on the shores of Lago Llanquihue in south central Chile. Overlooked by the snow-capped volcanoes of Calbuco and Osorno, it is a favorite destination for independent travelers and lovers of adventure sports.
Puerto Varas is great for nature & adventure.

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Head to Alerce Andino National Park to immerse yourself in the nature of the area. Visit the ancient Fitzroya trees in the Las Chaicas area of the park where they’re almost 3000 years old. You'll also find amazing views and photo ops across the suspension bridge on the Lake Sargazo trail.
Puerto Varas
largest city in Chile
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Getting to Puerto Varas

The nearest airport is El Tepual in Puerto Montt which is less than 20 miles from town. There are regular flights from Santiago so making it a 2-for-1 trip is an attractive option.

Median airfare by month

$1291 Median airfare from US to Puerto Varas in January

Median airfare by time before departure

$1250 Median airfare 1 month before departure date
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Staying in Puerto Varas

From boutique hotels to casino resorts there’s something for every type of traveler – but with gorgeous views on offer you may want to request a lakefront view.

Median hotel rate by month

$65 Median January hotel rate

Median hotel rate by night

$61 Median Sunday hotel rate

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When in Puerto Varas

Weather in Puerto Varas

Average Temperature (°F)
59° Average temperature in January

Eating in Puerto Varas

What should you order while you’re in Puerto Varas?

Because the city was founded by German immigrants, Puerto Varas is an unexpected blend of Chilean and German culture. Try kuchen, traditional German cake, but made in Chile with fruit such as apples, strawberries or murtas.
Puerto Varas

What you’ll expect to pay (USD)

Cheap meal
A beer
Nice dinner for 2
Included in the bill
Standard tip for good service
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