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Travel Information for Puerto Varas, Chile



Puerto Varas, Chile is a charming city on the shores of Lake Llanquihue and is one of most popular tourist destinations in the country. Spectacular views across the lake at majestic snow-capped volcanoes surrounded in native forest abound as well as countless options for exploring  the surrounding countryside with picture-perfect German-settled farms.  Only  15 minutes from Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas is popular because it is quieter  than the busy port city to the south. 

View from Puerto Varas , Chile

 

It has fantastic adventure opportunities  nearby including:

Lake Llanquihue, Puerto Varas, Chile
  • Several National Parks
  • Class II to IV White Water Rafting
  • Horseback day trips and multi-day Horse Treks
  • Volcano ascents
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Countless Fly Fishing rivers
  • Boat trips to Argentina

Church symbol of Puerto Varas Chile

 

Puerto Varas is also the home to dozens of National Historic buildings that offer a fine picture of the area's original German inhabitants at the end of the 19th century. 


(Also check out Puerto Montt only 15 minutes from here.)
Puerto Varas by the numbers:

Puerto Varas by the numbers:

  • Population (2017):
    • 44.578 inhabitants
  • Location:
    • Lat, Long: 41.3167° S, 72.9833° W
    • GPS Coordinates: 41º 19' 0.12" S, 72º 58' 59.88" W
    • +/- 898 km (558.0 mi) south of Santiago
  • Elevation:
    • 58 m (190 ft 3")
  • Timezone:
    • CLT – Chile Standard Time (Current offset: UTC -3 hrs)

Map:
Map of Puerto Varas

Weather forecasts:
The Weather in Puerto Varas
Historical values:
MinMax
January10ºC/50ºF17ºC/63ºF
February5ºC/41ºF25ºC/77ºF
March6ºC/43ºF19ºC/66ºF
April8ºC/46ºF18ºC/64ºF
May3ºC/37ºF13ºC/55ºF
June9ºC/48ºF14ºC/57ºF
July5ºC/41ºF10ºC/50ºF
August8ºC/46ºF9ºC/48ºF
September7ºC/45ºF14ºC/57ºF
October5ºC/41ºF13ºC/55ºF
November5ºC/41ºF20ºC/68ºF
December7ºC/45ºF22ºC/72ºF

Package tours that visit Mouerto Varas:

Santiago And The Andean Circuit EKA 009
06 days / 05 nights

Visit the following places along the Andean circuit.
In Chile: Santiago, Vina del Mar, Valparaiso, Puerto Montt / Puerto Varas and Peulla
In Argentina: Laguna Frias, Puerto Panuelo and Bariloche.

The Great Andean Circuit EKA 010
12 days / 11 nights

Visit the following places along this extended Andean circuit.
In Chile: Santiago, Vina del Mar, Valparaiso, Puerto Montt / Puerto Varas and Peulla In Argentina: Laguna Frias, Puerto Pañuelo and Bariloche and Buenos Aires

Mini Santiago, Lakes and Volcanoes EKA 014
08 days / 07 nights

Discover Santiago, Vina del Mar and Valparaiso in central chile and then on to Chile's lakes region where you can also observe volcanoes.

Santiago, Lakes and Volcanoes - Air EKA 012
11 days / 10 nights

Visit Santiago, Vina del Mar, Valparaiso then south to Puerto Montt / Puerto Varas, frutillar, Chiloe and a final view of the Puyehue Hot Springs before returning to Santiago

Things to do and places to stay:
Backpackers hostel "Casa Margouya" in Puerto Varas, Chile

Margouya Backpackers is located in the city centre of Puerto Varas, just a few steps away from Llanquihue Lake. It is a pleasant and warm place for all the travellers visiting the great South of Chile. Inside this quaint charm and cozzy wooden house you will gather around a nice dinner table to share a delightful Chilean wine, a good broth, stories, travel information, listening to music or just reading an interesting book in the hammock .


Don't miss::
Vicky Johnson's Fine chocolates, Puerto Varas Chile

Vicki Johnson's fine foods and chocolates is pleasure.

It has the magical ability to awaken the senses and make you appreciate the simple things in life.

The ingredients and natural spices are part of the secret, but the most important is that which can't be found in books, "love".


Rent a Car in :



Category A
City cars for rent in Chile
Kia Morning or similar city car
1000cc gasoline engine, 2 doors, manual shift, and radio. This car is for a maximum of 2 persons, and is only rented in Santiago. You may seat four people inside this vehicle, but then you will much almost nothing of inside space left for your bags
Rate by: Price in USD:
Day $ 49
Week $ 320
Month $ 1.150
Category BHatchbacks  for rent in Chile
Suzuki Swift or similar subcompact car.
This 1200cc gasoline engine hatchback car category comes equipped with 4 doors, manual shift, two airbags, power assisted steering, air conditioning, and radio. Good vehicle for 2 persons and for driving mainly on asphalt roads.
Rate by: Price in USD:
Day $ 59
Week $ 354
Month $ 1.350
Category C
Sedans  for rent in Chile
Nissan Versa, or similar compact sedan.
This 1600cc gasoline engine car category with trunk comes equipped with manual shift, air conditioning, power assisted steering, airbags, ABS brakes,door locks, and radio. (Ideal car up to four persons). A vehicle that can get you almost anywhere in Chile. It's also pretty economical. In this category we can also offer you an automatic transmission at an extra charge.
Rate by: Price in USD:
Day $ 78
Week $ 468
Month $ 1.590
Category D
Roomy sedans  for rent in Chile
Chevrolet Cruze or similar
Fully equipped roomy sedan with a 1800cc to 2000cc gasoline engine and with automatic transmission. This car category comes with ABS brakes, airbags, doors lock, power and rear view mirrors, and radio.brakes
Rate by: Price in USD:
Day $ 118
Week $ 708
Month $ 2.350
Category E
Vans  for rent in Chile
VAN
Could be a Kia Grand Carnival, or similar luxury fully equipped VAN with 7 or 8 seats and automatic transmission. This VAN comes equipped with air bags, electric windows, doors lock, and ABS brakes as well.
Rate by: Price in USD:
Day $ 175
Week $ 1.050
Month $ 3.090
Category F
Pickup trucks (4x2)  for rent in Chile
Double cabin, four doors pickup truck with simple traction (4x2)
This vehicle comes equipped with manual transmission, power assisted steering, air conditioning, and radio (good vehicle for driving on bad roads due to its high clearance, therefore ideal for Atacama desert and Patagonia)
Rate by: Price in USD:
Day $ 99
Week $ 594
Month $ 1.730
Category G
Pickup trucks (4x4) for rent in Chile
Double cabin (four doors) pickup truck with double traction (4x4)
Comes equipped with manual transmission, power assisted steering, air conditioning, and radio (excellent alternative for off road driving due to its high clearance and four wheel drive option. Excellent for Atacama desert or Patagonia and other off road places)
Rate by: Price in USD:
Day $ 145
Week $ 870
Month $ 2.500
Category H
Small Jeeps  for rent in Chile
Suzuki Vitara 1.600cc, 4x4, 3 doors jeep
Comes equipped with manual transmission, power assisted steering, air condition, and a radio with a CD player (Good vehicle for maximum 3 persons that like off road fun driving).
Rate by: Price in USD:
Day $ 89
Week $ 490
Month $ 1.730
Category I
SUVs  for rent in Chile
SUV 4x4 (Toyota 4 Runner or similar).
Fully equipped, automatic transmission. The best car to rent in Chile, because it provides luxury, high clearance, and four wheel drive…all in one vehicle. This vehicle category obviously has ABS brakes, air bags, and everything that a full equipped car should have.
Rate by: Price in USD:
Day $ 175
Week $ 1.050
Month $ 3.090




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