Explore Puerto Varas with Elegant Resorts
Puerto Varas is a wonderfully picturesque town in the Los Lagos region of Chile and the perfect destination for exploring the Chilean Lake District. It's a dainty little town comprising little more than small, sleepy roads, peaceful plazas and a handful of cafés, shops and restaurants rolling towards a breathtakingly beautiful and placid lake, backed by snowy volcano peaks. Offering the ideal terrain for trekking, fly-fishing, rafting and kayaking, Puerto Varas enjoys a cool but wet climate that cloaks the vicinity in a magical dewy glow. Hikes to Osorno Volcano are very popular as there is a convenient chair lift open year-round, while lagoons, lakes and forests also make for an attractive day out – outdoor adventure sports are abundant, especially kayaking, which often involves paddling past intriguing small communities, hot springs and the odd sea lion. The town itself has a few quaint shops and points of interest to explore, including the vastly popular La Gringa bakery, becoming somewhat a cult pit stop for travellers in need of homemade cupcakes, cheesecake, hot pies and rich coffee, accompanied by spectacular lake vistas.