|View from Villarrica Costanera|
The following morning we were ready to see some more of the region and joined a short 3 hour tour which took in some of the local waterfalls and Lago Caburga. Joining another couple from our hotel and our guide we left to see some more of the beautiful countryside. As we left the town and climbed higher we saw a slightly different side of the region, still surrounded by mountains yet in some ways less rugged and looking more manicured and looking like parts of Switzerland. The waterfalls that we visisted were all on private land so before visiting them we first had to stop to check that someone was at home so that our guide could pay the entrance fee. First on our list was Salto de la China.
|Salto de la China|
|First glimpse of Salto del Leon|
From there we drove onto see the Ojos del Caburga, beautiful pools fed from underground. To be honest after the first two waterfalls this was slightly disappointing as it seems to have quite a reputation, that aside it was still very impressive.
Our final destination was Lago Caburga, a very beautiful lake about 25 km northeast of Pucon. It is unusual for its beautiful white sand beach, other beaches in the area have black volcanic sand.
The following morning we flew back to Santiago after 5 great days in Pucon. This is a very special area, so much to do and see, whether you like the adventure of the mountains or prefer a relaxing walk by the lakesides, Pucon and the surrounding countryside is a must to visit.