Alto Villarrica Resort
Travel Blogs from Villarrica
... for another 5 min break after about another hour, it is now getting really cold and the wind is picking up. Everything aches, calves, thighs, ankles, back , there were so many times when I just wanted to give up, but our guide kept saying, just around the corner, only another 30 mins! Bloody liar! You could see what looks like the top and then when you get there, there is another ridge to climb, and then another. Tam and Andy spurred me on as I really just wanted to ...
... 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 ...
... up mountain biking 60km one day ( blow out ) but saw some gorgeous scenery waterfalls lakes and mountains. Fair to say rest was on the cards for the next few days..we extended our stay in Pucon and headed up the mountain. Volcan Villarrica it's an active volcano last exploding in the 1970s so smoke is constantly puffing out the top. Its 2847m so we had to take food and water etc to last the day. First attempt was cancelled due to high winds at the peak so ...
... winds up at the top were unexpectedly strong and that under these circumstances impossible to go up. We would wait for half an hour to see if the conditions change. But unfortunately they didn't. So that was it dor me with hiking up a snow capped volcano, looking into the steaming crater and sliding down on my bottom! Sounds like fun, doesn't it? Well, maybe I get to have this fun next time I'm in Chile and in ...
... glass like water reflected the stunning
views around us of forest cladded mountains. Once again the struggle
up the steep faces and the strength of the sun left us guzzling water
and snacking to replenish sugars and salts. But our early start had
it's pay back when we arrived just 5 hours later at the clearing that
was to be our camp for the night with enough light left in the
afternoon to enjoy a refreshing/ ice cold dip in the ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking