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Around Huilo Huilo


The traditional forestry town of Neltume is 56 km from Panguipulli and 3 km from the Huilo Huilo Reserve. This welcoming Precordillera community is famous for its handicraft and furniture. The main attractions in the area are the pristine Fuy River, the Mocho Choshuenco Volcano and the Huilo Huilo Waterfall.

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Puerto Fuy, with its 800 inhabitants, lies on the shores of the Pirehueico Lake. It is 65 km from Panguipulli, 22 km from Choshuenco and 6 km from the Huilo Huilo Reserve. Puerto Fuy is surrounded by beautiful scenery. There are hostels and restaurants in town, and the beach is an ideal place to relax or practice water sports.
From here it is possible to take the ferry to the Hua-Hum mountain pass, and continue towards San Martin de Los Andes in Argentina.
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San Martín de los Andes was founded in 1898 and is located in the Neuquén province. Before forestry became the main source of income, Pehuenches, Mapuches and other indigenous communities inhabited the area. In the early 70´s, San Martin became a popular tourist destination, and today the Chapelco ski resort is a popular destination for both Argentinian and international tourists.


Junín de los Andes is located in the Neuquén province in Argentinian Patagonia, 41 km from San Martín de los Andes. It lies at the entrance of the Lanín National Park and the Lanín Volcano. The volcano summit has a fantastic view of the city.
Attractions in the area include the Chimehuín River, the Huechulafquen and the Curruhué Lakes, the Green Lagoon and the Mamuil Malal pass.
There are high standard hotels and restaurants in town, and many opportunities for water sports, fly-fishing and other outdoor activities.

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Licán Ray is a vibrant tourist town, located on the north shore of the Calafquén Lake. In January an international paragliding competition and triathlon is arranged here, and in February the Licán Ray Week is celebrated. This includes activities such as night horse racing, a boat parade, concerts by the lake, a beauty contest and fireworks.

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Surrounded by the Panguipulli, Pullinque, Pellaifa, Neltume, Riñihue, Pirehueico and Calafquén Lakes, Panguipulli is also known as “The 7 Lake City”. In recent years there has been a considerable development in tourism in the area, highlighted by the Route of The Hot Springs, which starts in Coñaripe and ends in Liquiñe, where you will find the highest concentration of hot springs in Chile. Panguipulli boasts a well-established infrastructure for tourists, and offers activities such as rafting, kayaking, horseback riding and trekking. Enjoy the varied flora and fauna and make sure you try out the local cuisine.

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Located on the east side of the Villarrica Lake, Pucón is one of the most popular tourist destinations in southern Chile. The many local outdoor activities include skiing, horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, rafting, mountain biking, volcano climbing, hotsprings, excursions to Natural Parks and trekking. In the city centre you will find craft markets, a casino, the Santa Cruz Church, the Santa Clara Monastery and the Mapuche Museum. You can walk to all of these from the beach.
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There are various activities you can do in this city: skiing, horseback riding, boating, rafting, mountain biking, climbs the volcano, volcanic caves, spas, excursions to national parks, photography, hiking and visiting different craft fairs.
Among the attractions to be found: the Casino, Playa Grande, Parish Church Santa Cruz, Santa Clara Monastery, Museo Mapuche Pucón.Puerto Fuy touches the visitor with lush nature, beautiful scenery and a long beach, ideal for rest and water sports. It offers visitors some accommodation, a restaurant and a sandy beach.

Located 841 km from Santiago, at the confluence of the Calle-Calle and Cruces rivers, Valdivia still maintains many of the traditions the first German settlers brought with them in 1850. Among its most popular products, you will find marzipan, chocolate, local brews, liqueurs and ceramics. The main tourist attractions include the Schuster Jetty, Mercado Fluvial, The Museum of History and Anthropology, The Austral University, the coastal road, the cathedral and “El Torreón los Canelos”, which dates back to 1781.

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The tourism infrastructure in Villarrica is very well developed. Located by the Villarrica Lake, the city has a beautiful coastal road, with a great view of the massive Villarrica Volcano. During the summer months a number of activities and cultural events take place. The Villarrica National Park is nearby.
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Around Huilo Huilo

  • T here are several interesting towns near Huilo Huilo. The traditional forestry communities of Neltume and Puerto Fui are the closest ones. The local Mapuche communities, especially the ones located by the Neltume Lake, are also worth exploring. Just over the border in Argentina is San Martin de Los Andes and the Lanín National Park, an area of great natural beauty located in the Andes and the Patagonian Temperate Rainforest.
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