Frontera Pucon Hostel B&B
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- Continental Breakfast
- High-speed internet in room
- Hot tub
- Non-smoking rooms
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... nationals can prebook internal flights online, we could only do so in person, or ask a friendly local to call on our behalf. We'd checked and Skyline had tickets for the next day and an office in Puerto Montt to book them from. Which is closed at weekends. B**ger. But setbacks are merely challenges, so undeterred we set off to Puerto Montt airport to buy the tickets direct from the airline's sales desk. A-ha! A 30 minute shuttle bus later, we found check-in and in ...
... as it was midday and very hot and dusty. But I found my way and Rosario welcomed me with cold drinks, a tour of her house and garden and then lunch. Rosario was the friend of William and Magda that I'd met in their house and who'd offered to put me up for a few nights, she's an artist and her house is called full of canvases - on walls, on shelves, on chairs, stacked in piles and the most recent on a easel. I started taking Rosario about my trip down south in ...
... get everything you need in the morning. We we're supposed to leave earlier, but we had some complications with the bikes and needed a new pump and stuff. So we left Pucón at around 1.00 pm and started our 25 kilometer ride towards the lake called Lago Caburgua. It took us just over an hour to get there. We stopped at Playa Negra to swim and enjoy the sun for quite a while, before we decided to head on to Playa ...
... and joining another group by accident, until we realised that our group were in blue jackets! We zig-zagged up the mountain, which was more tiring than I thought. Annoyingly, my crampons kept coming loose, so one of our guides stopped to tighten them for me, which meant I was always catching up with the main group! We reached a rest stop, and were informed by the guide that the conditions weren't good further up. Due to the high winds, much of ...
... we hit the bottom where we had a few hugs, boarded the bus back to Pucon and had a well deserved beer with our fellow mountaineers... what a day!
Although still tired come Saturday morning (my birthday!), and after a long day of Spanish school on Friday to make up for lost time, we dragged ourselves from our bed, made our sarnies and got the 08:30 bus to Huerquehue National Park, some 50 minute drive from Pucon. It turned out to be a cracker, miles from anywhere, ...