Pucón, Chile - Stein Travel

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Welcome to Pucón

Pucón is a pretty resort town situated on Lake Villarica, set against the looming backdrop of the live Villarrica Volcano. The town has an excellent tourist infrastructure and is one Chile's most popular domestic holiday destinations. Surrounded by one private and two National Parks, Pucón is the focus of the Lake Districts' adventure tourism industry and is a growing centre for outdoor sports including hiking, kayaking, white-water rafting, windsurfing, horseback riding and mountain biking. More relaxing outdoor activities in Pucón include fishing, birdwatching soaking up the sun on the lakeshore or bathing in the nearby hot springs.

In the winter months, skiing and snowboarding in Pucón are the major attractions, and the resort is one of the few places in the world where visitors can ski on a live volcano.

The official language is Spanish.

The local currency is the Chilean Peso (CLP), which is divided into 100 centavos. Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club and to a lesser extent, American Express, are accepted in most large shops and hotels. Travellers cheques, particularly in US Dollars, are welcome in major towns, where there are banks and cambiosoffering currency exchange services. ATMs are widely available.

Mainland is GMT -4 (GMT -3 from October to March). Easter Island is GMT -6 (GMT -5 from October to March).

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