About Puerto Varas
Iglesia del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús
and Osorno Volcano
Night time by Lake Llanquihue
Located in the shore of Llanquihue Lake in southern Chile, Puerto Varas is the gateway to Chilean Patagonia. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, volcanoes, lakes, forests, and national parks, the city enjoys a scenic location an it is renowned tourist destination.
With a great choice of outdoor activities, distinctive Chilean-German traditions and a truly stunning natural setting, it is no wonder many visitors to southern Chile visit Puerto Varas, an enchanting town with a sweeping lakeside promenade and magnificent views of distant volcanoes from the shore of peaceful Lake Llanquihue.
Take a leisurely stroll around Puerto Varas (known as the "city of roses") to appreciate its unmistakable German-inspired architecture and its residential neighborhoods with well-tended gardens. One of the city highlights is the colorful and impressive Iglesia del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, founded in 1853 by German and Swiss colonists.
Puerto Varas boasts exquisite restaurants and a vibrant cultural scene. Don’t miss the locally-made beer, meat dishes and “lomito” (sliced pork) sandwich, a Chilean favorite. After a long day, enjoy the night life at one of the city’s many bars and pubs or at its very stylish casino.
If you are passionate about outdoor sports, Puerto Varas is the place for you. Puerto Varas and the surrounding towns provide the perfect setting for kayaking, fishing, climbing and trekking. You could even go skiing, at the Antillanca Resort.
How about renting a bike in Puerto Varas and riding to the beautiful Petrohué waterfalls? Don’t miss the many beautiful beaches on the way. A little further away, you can find the emerald-colored Todos Los Santos lake, set amidst lush forests.
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 14°C / 57°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 modified from Chile Travel).