The Villarrica region owes its name to the Villarrica volcano, one of the most active in South America and a must-see tourist attraction in the area. The region is approximately 900km south of Santiago and begins the river and lake area of southern Chile. Its capital is Temuco and throughout the region we can observe a strong presence of the Mapuche culture that was mixed with the arrival of the Germans in the 19th century.
Its main attributes are the Villarrica, Caburgua, Colico, Huillipilún and Calafquén lakes, as well as the Mamuil Mamal Border Crossing that connects with the Argentine territory. The area is equipped with high-level tourist infrastructure, such is the case of Pucón, Licán Ray and the geometric and San Luis hot springs, as well as the ski center installed in the Villarrica Volcano. It has a beautiful vegetation of forests surrounded by hills and a surprising fauna, sheltered in the Villarrica and Huerquehue national parks. It has a temperate rainy climate and flora and fauna that captivate the visitor. Especially recommended for those who like adventure tourism.
You can reach the region of Araucanía by land in a trip of approximately 9 hours or by air with direct flights from Santiago of approximately 1 hour duration to Temuco in the main airlines of the country.