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Villarrica is the town on the shores of Lake Villarrica, opposite the more famous Pucón (about 30 min away by car) on the other side of the Lake. Villarrica is still a relatively rural town, but benefits economically from Pucón's tourist success.

More recently, the land boom of Pucón has begun to poor over to Villarrica as more permanent residents move into the area, including many foreigners, and demand more of a city infrastructure such as stores, shops, and restaurants.
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Municipalidad de Villarrica
Villarrica is also much older and better established than Pucón, in many respects, do to the luck of its geographic location relative to the Volcano. Pucón was all but wiped off the map by an eruption of the Villarrica volcano during the 1960's.
During the summer invasion of tourist, many locals leave the area and rent out there houses to tourist. With a little bit of planning and care, Villarrica is an excellent alternative to Pucón in the summers, with deep discounts in relation to the wild streets of Pucón. All the nightlife of Pucón can still be had with a cheap bus ride or a “collectivo”. Never the less, for the entire area surrounding the lake, it is well worth the effort to make long term reservations if you plan to stay any length of time in the area around January or February.


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Bus System Information for this location
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Remember that one of the Great things about Southern Chile is the fast, efficient, and cheap nature of transportation. Unlike many countries in Latin America, transportation is well regulated and safe.
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Tourist Information
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Directions on where to find local sources of tourist information, including Goverment offices.

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Tourism Agencies
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Big and small, there are numerous Agencies available. The big agencies will be more full service, but less personal. The small agencies will be far more personalized, and more likely to specialize in particular activities. In every town, a great source of information is the Government Tourism Office, Sernatur (Servicio Nacional del Turismo).
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Villarica Hotels and Places to Stay
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Villarrica is starting to come into its own as a tourist destination. It has long been a destination with backpackers, and has the infrastructure that a backpacker would expect. It was one of the few places in Chile that we would say there are real international hostels in the sense that you would find them in Europe or else where. This is because more than a few backpackers and travelers made it to Villarrica and never made it any further. Villarrica from the Lake

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Villarrica Southern Chile Restaurants and Places to Eat
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Villarrica Southern Chile has some very good food, with an even better view of the lake and Volcano. Try dinner at one of the many restaurants along the lake Villarrica for a real great view of the sunset on the Villarrica volcano. One of the great things about Southern Chile is the food. Villarrica Lake view
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