Alto Villarrica Resort
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- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
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... downtown. Very very impressed by the fancy restraraunts, travel agencies and even grocery stores in downtown. Fantastic design on the house and decoration. They even had movie in public on Friday night. Close tot the lake, a piano shower was put on. Very relaxing atmosphere. We love it. After all this is a vacation town for the locals and travelers. Expensive but nice. The hostel owner really made us feel like ...
... the risk. We tried the Chilean version of a Pisco Sour at happy hour prices. We both agreed the Peruvians have won the Pisco Sour battle. The restaurant also had a range of delicious cakes and we shared a slice of mud cake. It was so huge we could only get through half and we have no idea how anyone could eat a piece to themselves.
After climbing in the morning and definitely refuelling ourselves in the afternoon and evening on delicious food and drink we slept very well in our ...
... 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 ...
... to stop 400m from the top, Ellie on the other hand prioritses fun over pain/danger, so opted to rest and turn back with 4 others. The final 400m were hell, the ice turned to soft, deep snow, loosing your ice pick completely as it sunk into the snow, constantly pushing upwards but going no-where fast, with the gradient getting steeper. About 40 minutes later we hit the top (c.2600m) and sat for a while, taking in the incredible views of Pucon below, the 3 surrounding ...
... she took us up the surrounding hills via the funiculars, bought us delicious home-made chocolate delights, showed us the ubiquitous street art which lines the city and told us the history of all the important buildings. We finished off the tour with a Pisco Sour shot. Given we only had a day, the tour was an excellent way to see the highlights of the city in just an afternoon.
The next morning we headed back to Santiago to start our Pachamamabybus tour!