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where to stay in lake district

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where to stay in lake district


We (2 adults and a kid) intend to stay in lake district for three days . We don't have a car. I appreciate if anyone can suggest where is the best place to stay and still be convenient to travel by public transport.

Many thanks.

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1. Re: where to stay in lake district

Either in Pucon or Villarica. Both offer a large variety of accommodation.

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2. Re: where to stay in lake district

Puerto Varas is also an excellent destination, it's right in the heart of the lake district. It's a residential town right nex to the bigger Puerto Montt. In Puerto Montt you'll find all the necessary public transport, restaurants, bars, grocery stores...and more.

But it's not a very nice city to stay in so it's generally recommended to stay in the nearby Puerto Varas, where the infrastructure is also developped, but it's a lot quieter and more relaxing. Puerto Varas is known as the city of roses.

Some excellent hotels in Puerto Varas: hotel Patagonico (5 star), Hotel Solace (4-satr), or Cabañas del Lago (3-star). They all overlook lake Llanquihue.

Happy travels!


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3. Re: where to stay in lake district

you can look up the activities for both Pucon and Puerto Varas here

Pucon is more outdoor adventures, such as rafting, kayaking, and it has multiple hot springs, beach, oh yeah, and an active volcano you can climb!

Puerto Varas is a larger town, that is not only tourism, but blessed with amazing views, the big lake, the lake circle tour, the lake crossing on Todos los Santos lake, a rugged coastline not far away (and with very few visitors), great eating, easy treks in Petrohue park, and amazing ones in the Cochamo area.

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4. Re: where to stay in lake district

I also think that Pucon or Puerto varas ate the best options.


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