Chile: Puerto Varas

September 19th, 2006

The cold Chiloé weather and lack of money prompted us to start the return to the north. To do so we made a stop of in the southern vacation spot of Puerto Varas before taking the bus to Santiago and further still.

Puerto Varas is a tourist haven, thousands of Chileans and Argentinians come here each summer to spend some time on the crystal clear lake under the shadow of two looming volcanoes, Orsorno and Calbuco. We came here because we didn’t have the time or the will to visit Pucon in the Andes.

The town is modern and clean, but that isn’t why you’d come here. The lake and volcanoes, and the surrounding forests are stunning, even in the winter that we saw them. The photos are attached to this entry.

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