Travel Blogs from Pucon, Chile

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The puffing volcano, my ice axe and me., Pucon, Chile travel blog

The puffing volcano, my ice axe and me.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Pucon, Chile. Now we're talking. The small city with a population of about 21,000 is probably Chile's most famous adventure travel destination. And rightly so I guess. It got lots of adrenaline activities for the intrepid traveller, like rafting, ...

Adrenaline Junkies...where are the brakes?, Pucon, Chile travel blog

Adrenaline Junkies...where are the brakes?

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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... lakes, waterfalls, National Parks and hot springs add to Pucon's surrounding areas and making it a must-see town in Chile's North. Pucon's star attraction is Volcano Villarrica an active volcano, whose last eruption was as recent as 1984. After settling ...

Climbing Volcano Villarrica, Pucon, Chile travel blog

Climbing Volcano Villarrica

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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Volcano Villarrica, one of the most active volcanos in Chile, dominates the landscape for miles around with its perfectly connical form, snowcapped top, and billowing clouds of gas emanating from the crater. At 2840m its not exactly easy to climb in a ...

The Unforgettable Fire, Pucon, Chile travel blog

The Unforgettable Fire

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... in the distance. Even more impressive once you get to the town, you can see it smoldering away. Pucon is a very tourist orientated town, so dozens of restaurants and travel agencies, so other thamn having a ...

Rafting, climbing and barbecuing!, Pucon, Chile travel blog

Rafting, climbing and barbecuing!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Woke up to sunrise over the mist and mountains as we approach Pucon. We arrive on time and try to find our hostel, Donde German. Dave´s sis, Jane, used to work here and hence knows German and Marie Elena, the owners, very well. The hostel is fab, feels ...

A few days in Pucon, Pucon, Chile travel blog

A few days in Pucon

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Alex: We decided to swap one spectacular volcano for another one, and this one was smoking! Pucon is very well located (as long as there are no eruptions) as it sits just below the conical of volcan Villarrica and on the shores of the lake of the same ...

Snowboarding down an active volcano, Pucon, Chile travel blog

Snowboarding down an active volcano

A travel blog entry by seankervin

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The main reason I came to Pucon, Chile was to climb Villarrica, the perfectly conical volcano that provides a lovely backdrop to this quaint little town - but my plan was a little unique - I wanted to snowboard down the massive virgin ...

Volcán Villarica, Pucon, Chile travel blog

Volcán Villarica

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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... to her some more and then continued up the volcano without her. He had demoniacal eyes. The view downhill was utterly impressive. Chile hasn't seen much rain, even though the current La Niña weather pattern usually stirs it up. What does crawl into ...

From Salt Planes to the Volcanoes, Puçon, Chile travel blog

From Salt Planes to the Volcanoes

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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After saying goodbye to the rest of the guys in our tour group we crossed the border into Chile and visited the small town of San Pedro de Atacuma then went to Calama (a town about 2 hours on from there). As we wanted to head as far south as possible ...

Patagonia landscapes, Pucon, Chile travel blog

Patagonia landscapes

A travel blog entry by mrjoey

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... a heavy Germanic influence here, wooden chalets, kuchen (German cake) and good beer. Alot of German and Swiss immigrants arrived in Chile and spilled over the border into Argentina creating a little Germany or Switzerland. It was here I met up again with ...

Celebrating a Year on the Road, Pucón, Chile travel blog

Celebrating a Year on the Road

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... we headed up the Itata Valley just south of Chillán, seeking out one of the newest and most innovative vineyards in Chile. Viña Tierra y Fuego was established in 1998 by a quartet of young Swiss with some experience in European winemaking and a flair ...

From Petrohué to Pucon, Pucon, Chile travel blog

From Petrohué to Pucon

A travel blog entry by esbjorn

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... eentje op.. Daarna slenteren we rustig naar beneden en laten onze Pathfinder terug naar lager gelegen gebieden afdalen. Op nu naar Pucon, eindpunt van deze dagetappe. Een rit van een goeie 350 km via de Panamericana terug naar het Noorden. We hebben ...

Volcano Villarrica Adventure, Pucon, Chile travel blog

Volcano Villarrica Adventure

A travel blog entry by tracy_coward

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A 7am start to our Villarrica Volcano Hike. It had been raining through the night and in the morning it was very misty so we all anticipated that the walk would be cancelled, we couldn´t even see the volcano from the town. The guides said that the ...

Full day on the bus, Pucon, Chile travel blog

Full day on the bus

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... cars and tractors......and the odd dinosaur bones!! Really worth the visit, we spent about 2 hours here. When we arrived at Pucon, everyone was shattered, recovering from last night and today's long journey. We all had a quick bite to eat then off to ...

No volcano climb unfortunately, Pucon, Chile travel blog

No volcano climb unfortunately

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... you know - rugrat-a-mania and therefore more debt! So they go back out for more beer and.....so on.....! Anyway, back to Pucon. The weather conditions actually improved in the afternoon so we got some good views around the town and of the volcano. ...

Finally in Chile, Pucón, Chile travel blog

Finally in Chile

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... to get across the border and another couple hours to arrive in Valdivia. Valdivia is noted in my guide book for possibly being Chile's most pleasant city.  I found it  just plain boring.  The only noteworthy thing to see is the fish market ...

Learning to Kayak - the hard way, Pucon, Chile travel blog

Learning to Kayak - the hard way

A travel blog entry by seankervin

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... boats run the rapids - it seems like a blast! Originally I thought do another whitewater rafting trip; however, Pucon has one of the top kayaking shops in Chile and they offer a week-long ...

Rapelling down Waterfalls, Pucon, Chile travel blog

Rapelling down Waterfalls

A travel blog entry by seankervin

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"What's Canyoning?" I was leafing through a binder of the activities on the coffee table of my hostel and besides the standard fare of kayaking, volcano climbing, mountain biking, hot ...

Pucon, Chile, Pucon, Chile travel blog

Pucon, Chile

A travel blog entry by seankervin

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After 27 hours in 3 buses, I arrived at Pucon, Chile - which is in the Northern part of Chilean Patagonia, and about the same latitude and climate as Oregon.  It's a beautiful little town on the edge of an alpine lake ...

Lovely lakes and a volcano climb, Lago Panguipulli and Pucon, Los Lagos, Chile travel blog

Lovely lakes and a volcano climb

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... . The next morning, on Sunday, after Rich had done a bit more spinning (no luck), we hit the road to Pucon along a lovely winding, picturesque route that took us alongside Lago Calafquen, through the village of Conaripe, and through Villarrica on Lago ...

Rock Climbing a 1,120ft (350m) Cliff, Pucon, Chile travel blog

Rock Climbing a 1,120ft (350m) Cliff

A travel blog entry by seankervin

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... you liked that, you should try Via Ferrata" my Canyoning guide said in the 4WD trip back to town. "What is Via Ferrata?" Pucon is full of things I've never heard of before. "It's Italian for 'Iron Route.' It's like rock climbing - but we put ...

What a lava-ly day!, Pucón and the Volcan Villarrica, Chile travel blog

What a lava-ly day!

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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At the hostel in Santiago I met Brummie Mike (an alcoholic primary school teacher on a 3 month South American oddysey to see how much Chilean wine he can drink) and Lesbian Vegetarian Jo (on a year out from work who lived round the corner from me in ...

Pucons pretty nice, Pucon, Chile travel blog

Pucons pretty nice

A travel blog entry by jag

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... pretty stunning chicas I might add). Even though it is a bit touristy and very overpriced it has really boosted my opinion of Chile. We are really looking foward to climbing the Volcano and also looking foward to hitting the clubs on the weekend, after ...

Adrenaline junky heaven!, Pucón, Chile travel blog

Adrenaline junky heaven!

A travel blog entry by suenson_taylors

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We have arrived in Pucon in the north of southern Chile close to the border with Argentina (actually all of Chile is close to the border with Argentina but this is but a rocket propelled grenade away). Pucon has arrived on the global map as a Mecca for ...

Outdoor Heaven......, Pucon, Chile travel blog

Outdoor Heaven......

A travel blog entry by steveanderson

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Arrived on nightbus to Pucon this morning....THE place for young Chileans to party and to see and be seen! The town has the look and feel of an Austrian village. All the buildings made of pine and very upmarket- it was time to get physical again and what ...

Thrills, Spills and Roast Potatoes., Pucon, Chile travel blog

Thrills, Spills and Roast Potatoes.

A travel blog entry by jodifer

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... I was on potato duty due to my knowledge of a secret ingredient for extra crunchiness...! In fact, the best thing that happened in Pucon was the great people we met, spent time with and were loathe to leave behind, so to Sammo, Mick, Jess, Madeline, ...

A few days in Pucon... and a hike up Mt Villarica, Pucón, Chile travel blog

A few days in Pucon... and a hike up Mt Villarica

A travel blog entry by jonnyandjanette

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Next stop, Pucon located in the lake district of Chile. We arrive to a view of a glistening volcano in the distance, apparently the thing to do here is climb the volcano....can't be that hard can it!? Staying at small log cabin hostel (El Refugio) which ...

Mom Don´t Read This: Part III, Pucon, Chile travel blog

Mom Don´t Read This: Part III

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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... one was supposed to be pretty unique, so we thought we´d check it out.  Like many of the places we´ve visited lately, Pucon is another nice, small mountain town, touristy, cute, clean, and set on a lake.  We settled in to a cute little ...

Bubbling Volcanoes!, Pucon, Chile travel blog

Bubbling Volcanoes!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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... of a Viking cafe for the BVS! Two lovely sausage rolls later and we were starting to recover and settled down for our journey to Pucon! It was basically like being back on the M1...just a long, straight motorway with not a lot going on! But to be fair it ...

Adventures and more over-indulgence, Pucon, Chile travel blog

Adventures and more over-indulgence

A travel blog entry by neilandamy

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... of Jackson in the US, but with a more Swiss feel. It was all very nice, but then we wouldnt have expected any different of Chile. We had toast with marmelade and nice coffee....had a wander then headed back to check in. Our room was nice. We then decided ...

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