Alto Villarrica Resort
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... 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 ...
Googling 'Pucon' got us very excited to see amazing views of a volcano and walk up some mountains. Unfortunately after an overnight bus we arrived in a huge rainstorm that meant we couldn't see anything except a misty lake and we spent the night sheltering by the log burner in our hostel. At least we finally managed to sleep through the night after 5 days! Woohoo! Will have to come back ...
... we made it to the top and as expected, the views were spectacular. We spent about 30 minutes at the summit, checked out the crater which unfortunately didn't have any lava ;-( only sulfur vapors, wandered around, ate some lunch, and took a bunch of pictures. On the way down we got to sled on our butts using these diaper-like padded bottoms. We naturally created mini-luges and used our ice picks to slow down. At first we didn't think we were going to be able ...
... illegal. When the sun is setting it is best to stop hitching, move stealthily to your chosen squatting spot, set up your tent and start gathering kindling for a fire or just sit down and find the definition of 'fire' in the pages of Chris' handy dictionary.
During our journey we have squatted in some strange places, including the slopes of a mountain covered in ancient volcanic ash, the no-mans land in between Argentina and Chile as well as in the middle of an on-ramp circle ...
Nach meiner Ankunft in Puerto Montt geht es direkt mit dem Bus weiter bis nach Pucon.
Pucon liegt im chilenischen Lake District, welcher wunderschön ist. Pucon selber kann ich nicht empfehlen, dafür jedoch Frutillar, Niblar, Corral,Valdivia und Puerto Varas.
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking