Lake Budi gets an inflow of sea water and is a central part of the Mapuche culture. Maintaining their traditions and customs, the Mapuche people happily welcome visitors who want to step back in time. For the more adventurous—this is part of the Andes Mountain Range after all—skiing is definitely on the agenda. Malalcahuello National Reserve and the Conguillío National Park offer some serious slopes.
HUERQUEHUE NATIONAL PARK
The park is framed by mountains, lagoons and forests. The ultimate hiker’s paradise, it offers visitors several opportunities to check out the wildlife, flora and fauna. You might come across the Andean condor, or perhaps you’ll spot an indigenous alpaca.
One of the country’s most active volcanoes, Villarrica last erupted between December 2014 and June 2015. It is an extremely popular tourist destination. Guided hikes are available as are helicopter flights over top of the volcano.
The region certainly has plenty of breathtaking falls for visitors to enjoy. Salto El Leon is considered one of the more impressive to behold as it falls 92 meters. Directly nearby are also Salto Palguin as well as La China.