Puerto Chico Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking
TripAdvisor Reviews Puerto Chico Hotel Puerto Varas
Travel Blogs from Puerto Varas
... a clear day - on some days you can just see one of the snow-capped summits above the clouds, so it appears to be floating. Reminds me of something out of a Hayao Miyazaki film but I can't remember exactly what). Similarly, it's also a destination for adventure tourists - rafting and kayaking trips are advertised at every street corner.
Our day in Puerto Varas is, as Lee puts it, a 'happy-sad'. He is due to fly up to Santiago the next day before starting his series of ...
... taken over by the Spanish later that year. Portugal won it back the following year, and this poor town was basically bounced back and forth between Portugal and Spain until Uruguay eventually won its independence and a break from the Spain v Portugal tug of war.
The charming historic quarter, which takes all but one hour to stroll around has a number of cute cobblestone streets, cute enough for UNESCO to deem the town fit for World Heritage ...
A day off today. No flights or tours. So a nice long lie and then a lazy day reading some of my Sunday Times Online and catching up with the blog. Have had some technical problems caused I say by poor wi-fi connections but in reality probably operator error but I think everything is now sorted out.
Went for a walk along the prom and then just had a wander in town. One minute it would be cloudy, windy and jacket on and the next sunny and quite warm ...
... so (though he spent a big chunk of that in the middle working much further south in Patagonia). He knows this area really well, and also gives us some good advice for our travels south later in the week. He speaks English really well, and is clearly very passionate about what he does, the area, and the environment. (His mum is visiting from Santiago by the way, and she’s something of a keen amateur horticulturalist so he’s keen to show her the local flora!) As ...
... were the Parrot Barnacles. These slightly disconcerting creatures live in 6" long cylindrical shells like a cross between a barnacle and a hand-grenade. The tips of the tentacles are uninvitingly visible down the central opening but once cooked they're fine - tasting of the sea and going-down well with sauce. When rain eventually stopped, we set-off for a walk through the temperate rain-forest. Large trees hung over us, draped ...