South Zone: From Bío Bío to Los Ríos
The confluence between Mediterranean and wet oceanic weather full of showers during the winter turned this area into a unique place to visit, known for an extensive vegetation with lots of fluvial watercourses. All this gets better if you count the familiar and warm character of the southern families and the many tourist offering to get all what the south has to give.
Pucón & Villarrica
This place offer lots of possibilities for adventure such as the National Park Huerquehue, with its splendid natural wonders like the lakes Verde and Tinquilco. Both cities show the history of the colonization through the architecture and also in the gastronomy, with lots of hints of Mapuche traditions and flavors (native culture from the territory). Right in this area, the lakes Calafquen and the Caburgua, known for its “eyes”, fill the landscape with turquoise and green colors. For further information please check:
Widely known for its delicious sausages, this place has more than meat to offer. The white mountains of Los Andes are the perfect destination for adventurous people. The Nevados de Chillán ski centre has relaxing activities and sports. Plus, the traditional festivities of San Carlos, hometown of the respected folk chilean artist, Violeta Parra, and his landscape are not to be missed. For further information please check:
This southern pearl is a must for people who love nature and enjoy the unique mix of cultures. This area is full of rivers and watercourses, and the Calle Calle River is the one that crosses through the city of Valdivia. This city has a long legacy including: Mapuche culture, the Spanish conquistadors and the German colonials. As an obvious result, the gastronomy is very special, and the craft beers are one of the main attractions. For further information please check:
Salto del Laja
This cascade is one of the biggest attractions of the Bíobio area and worth the trip if you are around. The four waterfalls fall down between 40 and 50 metres and they are strong enough to bathe the visitors while they pass through the exploration path. Riding and Trekking are some of the activities of this zone full of unique nature species. For further information please check: