What to do in Pucón in the winter…
The weather has definitely changed and the crisp cool air sets the scene for various activity options during your stay in Pucón.
Your choice will of course depend on your interests, budget, people in your group and physical condition among others. Also, you may be happy taking in the views of the snow-capped mountains from the comfort and warmth of a downtown café, whereas others may want to get out there and experience it for themselves.
Pucón is surrounded by vast natural beauty that not only captivates in a visual sense, but can also allow you that feeling of freedom that we so often forget to make time for in our busy lives. There are various options for getting out into the wild. Our favorites are detailed here:
WINTER NARNIA IN HUERQUEHUE NATIONAL PARK
This national park, a firm favorite during the summer months when it is filled with tourists picnicking and hoping to get a glimpse of a Magellanic woodpecker in-between the trees. However, the panorama changes during the winter when the trails are covered with snow and the panoramas are crisper than ever. At times, even the two waterfalls along the trails can freeze offering an amazing spectacle for those who dare to venture to discover them!
You don’t have to complete the full trail to enjoy this winter wonderland. And also you may be lucky to spot fauna such as foxes and the elusive pudú as it is much easier to see their coats against the snowy backdrop. You can choose to go alone on the self-guided track, or opt for the option of transport and specialist guide.
DOG SLED ADVENTURES OVER THE SNOW
Another activity not too far removed from images of Narnia and the white witch!, the dog sledding adventure just 40 minutes from Pucón is an amazing experience to share in couples or as a family. After arriving at the dog ranch and meeting the dogs and your guide, you will learn the basic commands necessary to control your huskies when out on the sled. As well as feeding and harnessing the pups, you will experience a real ride over snow and through native forest which is guaranteed to stay with your forever. The day includes lunch, snacks and all transport and is a real must for those who are seeking something different.
As detailed here in our previous blog, a half or full day visit to the hot springs is simply not to be missed! You can choose between various resorts that range from rustic pools to fully equipped Spas and massage centers. Click here to read more detail of our personal favorites.
Regardless of the activity you choose, your winter adventure in Pucón is complemented by the simple comforts and stylish luxury of a stay at Lake Lodge. With central heating throughout the whole building and thick duvets to curl up under on all beds, your home from home will become your new favorite place this winter!
We look forward to welcoming you to our home and to the winter wonderland of Pucón!
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