About Puerto Varas
Iglesia del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús
and Osorno Volcano
Night time by Lake Llanquihue
Puerto Varas, known as “the city of roses” for its many flower-lined streets, is located ~20 Kms. away from Puerto Montt, on the shores of Lake Llanquihue. Puerto Varas is home to unmistakable German-inspired architecture, modern residential developments and beautiful gardens. One of the city highlights is the colorful and impressive Iglesia del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, which was founded in 1853 by German and Swiss colonists.
Picturesque and well-equipped, Puerto Varas awaits you with boutique hotels, lodges and charming inns. The city also features a wide variety of eateries. Don’t miss the locally-made beer, meat dishes and “lomito” (sliced pork) sandwich, a Chilean favorite. If you are interested in shopping, head to the shops located downtown for handicrafts, woven items, gourmet products and handmade chocolates. After that, enjoy the night life at one of the city’s many bars and pubs or at its 'boutique' casino.
From the lakefront, you can admire the view of the Osorno and Calbuco Volcanoes, which serve as a backdrop to the crystalline waters of Lake Llanquihue.
If you are passionate about outdoor sports, this nature lover’s paradise won’t disappoint you. The region offers the perfect settings for kayaking, fishing, climbing and trekking. You can even ski at the Antillanca Resort. If beaches are more your style, Niklitschek has good amenities and camping. A trip to Philippi Park will help you connect with the beautiful local flora, and you can even hike to the peak of the Philipi hill, which features a huge cross that lits up at night.
Don’t forget to visit the amazing Saltos del Petrohué waterfalls and the emerald-colored Todos Los Santos lake, set amidst steep hillside forests lush with vegetation
More information about the city, activities, or where to eat or stay, can be found in the following websites:
Puerto Varas Office of Travel and Tourism
In September, the average temperature in Puerto Varas is of around 8.5°C / 47.3°F, with average highs of 12.4°C / 54.3°F and average lows of 4.6°C / 40.3°F. Light to moderate rain is frequent, so bring adequate rain gear and warm clothing.
(Information provided in part by Chile Travel).