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“The volcanic caves”

Villarrica Volcanic Caves
Ranked #10 of 70 things to do in Pucon
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

It's no worth the 15000 pesos...
We went there when it was raining.
The cave is good, but it shouldn't be that expensive !!!
The explanations were a bit poor...It's not really easy to go there with very young children!

4  Thank Julieb56
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

After a difficult road of volcanic ash, I got to the park. It's a very different landscape with a cool, albeit short, descent into the caves. Make sure you pack a raincoat, because it drips all over inside the cave. Really cool!

1  Thank pcwizard_br
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Reviewed February 17, 2012

The volcanic cave is well explained by local guides and the caves provide a sound speological experience, worth for children and adults (especially when all lights are turned out, to experience the absolute darkness).

The road to the caves, around half an hour, is in extreme poor conditions.

Thank RafaSantiago
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Reviewed January 16, 2012

The drive to the caves is not paved. But kind of fun. You pay a fee at the entrance. I do not remember the price, too many peso conversions to remember. It was me, my husband, a 1 yr old and a 12 yr old. The caferteria has a beautiful view of the lakes. Although it was newly built so there was no water (as in no flushing toilets or sinks to clean your hands). Hopefully that is fixed by now. The tour guide was very nice and knowledgable BUT only spoke in Spanish. He spoke with us in English to make sure we understood but mostly it was Spanish. The actual caves are really cool. The entire lava tube is not explored but the part that is is set up pretty well. Be prepared for darkness and watch your step. The adults enjoyed it, the baby was not scared, and the 12 year old loved that there was a part of the cave called "Chocolate Cave". We did not have time for the nature walk but I could tell there was a giant lava bed to see, pretty cool. Also as a side we ate at a restaurant on the dirt road which was really good and the server is Australian! It's the one with an open top deck and a stacked stone entrance.

Thank Shari C
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Reviewed January 12, 2012

the road to get to the caves is an adventure. Don't try without a 4x4. Once you are up there, you are ready to pay any price to make the trip useful. But around EUR 20 p.P. is quite a lot for this cave visit. The tour with a lot of explanation on volcanoes etc. unfortunately was in Spanish only. To understand that, you need to be quite an expert. But: in the summer heat it was the better choice comparing with one of the famous hot springs. We rather needed cold lakes ...

2  Thank AnjaundBernd
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