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wow, vulcanoes! =D

Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas belong to a region in Chile called Lake District, or "Región de los Lagos"..... situated in the north of Patagonia.
Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas differ a lot from each other. P Montt is a big, agitated city, located on the Pacific coast, and its harbour has much economic importance, a lot more than tourism. P Varas, on the contrary, is small, "cute", and very, very touristic. Located by the wonderfull lake called Llanquihue, with a view to the volcanoes Osorno and Calbuco, the city receives many cruises, and therefore has more to offer, like cassinos, nice gardens....but it´s more expensive.

But the main reason for visiting those cities is what they have near them: the national park called Vicente Perez Rosalez. This park has very beautiful landscapes (like the first pic), and is connected to Nahuel Huapi National Park (yes, the one from Bariloche). There stand many vulcanoes, but the best of all is the perfectly shaped Osorno. And all that next to wonderfull lakes....like Llanquihue or Lagoa Todos los Santos.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful
  • Cons:Good touristic "bargains" are not easily found =(
  • In a nutshell:It´s really worth a visit!
  • Last visit to Puerto Montt: Nov 2003
  • Intro Updated Feb 1, 2004
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  • GuthrieColin's Profile Photo
    May 8, 2008 at 9:05 PM

    This place looks Amazing! I think i need to make it down to Chile some time.

  • chewy3326's Profile Photo
    Feb 17, 2006 at 6:36 PM

    Great photos, Osorno looks very beautiful. Hopefully, I can visit this area someday...

  • deeper_blue's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2005 at 1:09 PM

    Beautiful photos, must visit this place

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Oct 20, 2004 at 2:02 PM

    Fantastic photos. Planning on a trip here soon.

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Mar 29, 2004 at 9:17 AM

    gorgeous pictures. Osorno looks a lot like Mt St Helens did - up here near Portland; perfect symmetry. Of course, Osorno hasn't erupted for awhile and ST Helens, well ..... ;-\

  • galy's Profile Photo
    Mar 29, 2004 at 9:11 AM

    Lake Llanquihue looks beautiful in your picture. we missed the lake district in our last tour in S.A. Hope to be there next time and taste those huge oisters at angelmo seafood market

  • Confucius's Profile Photo
    Feb 18, 2004 at 8:00 PM

    Lovely volcano, nice lakes!

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Feb 18, 2004 at 5:55 PM

    these photos are really stunning. i'm hoping to make my way to south america again in about a years time.

  • kenmerk's Profile Photo
    Jan 30, 2004 at 5:44 PM

    Nice volcano there Ligia, Kinda looks like Fuji-san over on my side of the world. Hope all is well in SA.

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