Alto Villarrica Resort
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Travel Blogs from Villarrica
... new to the town. Not a problem as we just wanted to drop our bags off and find a place to eat. When we arrived to our room, we were introduced to the English speaking employee (who couldn't really speak English and luckily Mirja's Spanish is pretty good). We both thought he was a bit arrogant but put it down to language/culture differences.
Anyway, we then went on the search for a place to eat. It was surprisingly cold that evening and there was not a lot happening ...
Last weekend we went to Pucon, Chile. A cute little touristic town with a big volcano and lake nearby. It was about 12 hours south of Valpo and we went via bus through the night. We stayed in cute little cabins. Very homey and they had fire places which was nice.
The first day we went and learned about the large Mapuche (Native America people of Chile) community in the town. There was ...
... other volcanoes are nearby. Having previously climbed one or two volcanoes, Villaricca was not a priority for us (as it seemed to be for everyone else in town) but the delightful hiking was.
This was more our style, walking through gorgeous (if sometimes steep) forests. Another bonus here, because of all this volcanic activity, was the many hot pools. At our second ...
... water for 24 hours! We showed Megan some of our favorite sites (Santa Lucia, Lastarria, city parks, the Metro, Plaza de Armas) and finally found a place we could eat a completo. We then headed back to see if Megan's bag had made it to the hotel. No luck. We waited and waited and started to get nervous about whether or not we'd have to postpone our trip down south. After several calls to the airline it finally showed up around 530. I was so happy to see the guy drive up I thought ...
... with our guides Marco and Ricardo. It was still overcast as we made our way up through the mist to the car park, the fog giving the whole mountain an other worldly feel. Once there we joined the queue for the chairlift to get us even further up the summit. Soon we were perched precariously (health and what?!) gliding through the clouds above the steep path and a long drop, looking down at those who had chosen to walk up this section (fools!). At the top we ...
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- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking