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About Frutillar

Frutillar is a city in the Los Lagos region of Northern Patagonia on the banks of Lake Llanquihua. The best places to stay in Frutillar are perfect for enjoying the beauty of the region and this ‘City of Music’.

The area was originally carved out of the forest by German settlers from Hamburg who arrived in 1852. They developed a thriving economy based on agriculture and forestry, bringing new technology and education.

This is a particularly beautiful part of Chile. The Lake has been compared to Lake Geneva and the views of the mountains and the Osomo volcano are stunning.

What not to miss

  • Visit the ‘German Museum’. This village which was built by the first settlers and includes their homes, a watermill, a warehouse and gardens which have been preserved for posterity.

  • On the lakeside is the Teatro del Lago (‘Theatre in the Lake’) which hosts concerts all year round. It has the best acoustics in South America and draws thousands of visitors. The main music festival is a two week affair at the end of January.

  • The Yacht Club (est. 1986) has a very good reputation and hosts spring and summer regattas.

  • A more recent work in progress is ‘Patagonia Virgin’ - a new development featuring hotels, apartments, restaurants, shops, golf, tennis, polo etc

Frutillar is a thriving tourist destination so to be sure of staying in one of the best places to stay in Fruttilar then do be prepared to book early.

The best places to stay in Frutillar

For total relaxation

  • Hotel Ayacara is a lovely lakeside property offering complete tranquility in a beautiful setting. The design is light and simple with picture windows offering great views of the Osomo volcano. Plus there is sailing on the lake and wonderful walks to enjoy.

For an apartment or villa

  • If you've decided that a self catering property would be more suitable for your holiday, then we recommend you visit our online booking partner Booking.com where they have a wide selection for all tastes and budgets.

Travel Information

  • The closest airport is El Tepual airport, which has domestic and some international flights.
  • The best time to visit is between December and March, with the least amount of rain and the hottest sun. With temperatures varying from 18-20 degrees.
  • If you plan to hire a car, we recommend you visit our online partner Rentalcars for the best prices.

Still not sure?

  • Browse our list of the best places to stay in Frutillar

  • Expand your search to include Puerto Varas

  • Or contact a friendly guru for advice.

Best Hotels in Frutillar

  • Hotel Ayacara 8 rooms from £107

    Frutillar (X Región de Los Lagos)

    A tranquil lakeside property with spectacular views of the Osorno Volcano. Simple, natural design features lots of wood and large windows allow plenty of light in. Homely food is served in the restaurant. Find a wide range of outdoor pursuits in the stunning surrounding countryside. A relaxing stay.

    Total relaxation  -  Situated on the tranquil Lake Llanquihue. Unwind surrounded in some of Chile's most scenic countryside.
    Sailing  -  Unwind whilst on a relaxing cruise on the lake.
    Great walks  -  Take a walk along the scenic lakeshore.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
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