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About Pucón

Pucón, which lies on the Eastern shore of the beautiful Lake Villaricca, is one of Chile’s most popular holiday destinations, and the best places to stay in Pucón, from budget comfort to upmarket luxury, provide easy access to all that the area has to offer.

The city, which was originally founded as a strategic military stronghold in the late ninteenth century, had its first hotel built in 1923. The fashionable Gran Hotel Pucón followed in 1934 and the rest is history, as Pucon became for a time the playground of South America’s wealthy elite.

Nowadays it is one of the top spots globally for adventure tourism. The city boasts the best small resort infrastructure on the continent in terms of accommodation, to suit all tastes and budgets, as well as a great choice of clubs, bars and restaurants. The season is year round. In wintertime it's all about skiing and snowboarding on the slopes of the Villaricca volcano. In summer there is hiking, rafting, zip lining, sky diving, fishing, bird watching… the list is endless. All of these attractions have made Pucón extremely popular, and the town reflects this in its demographic diversity and international feel.

The surrounding landscape is most striking with volcanoes, hot springs, lakes and waterfalls. There are several national parks - El Cani is an eco reserve with many rare species, lagoons and hiking trails and our pick of the best places to stay in Pucon are ideally located for any and all of the above.

The Best Places to Stay in Pucón

For Budget comfort

  • Aldea Naukana is a charming boutique hotel. The rooms have great atmosphere with wood panelled walls, warm fabrics and sheepskin rugs. Plus there's a cosy lounge with fire and lovely views.

For Upmarket self catering

  • Lake Lodge is few miles out of town, Lake Lodge is smart and contemporary with wooden interiors. It is surrounded by gorgeous scenery, and the Villaricca national park is on the doorstep and the Ojosdel Caburgua waterfall nearby.

For Luxury

  • Hotel Antumalal is a chic property carved into a hillside. It is a fusion of the natural world and contemporary design, and the views over the lake are spectacular - from the floor to ceiling windows. There is an excellent spa, and fine Chilean food and wine.

  • The AndBeyond Vira Vira is a luxury stay a few miles outside Pucon. As well as elegant accommodation you'll find a gourmet restaurant and so many activities that you'll have difficulty choosing!

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Best Hotels in Pucón

  • Aldea Naukana Pucón 9 rooms from £84

    Active Holiday  -  The hotel organises numerous excursions and activities in the surrounding countryside.
    Full of character
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Air conditioningGardenViewsNo pets

    A charming boutique hotel well located within the city yet with easy access to the surrounding countryside. Atmospheric rooms are all wood, warm fabrics and sheepskin rugs. A cosy fire-lit lounge is the perfect spot to unwind with an evening tipple. The ideal base for outdoor holidays. See More

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  • Hotel Antumalal Pucón 20 rooms from £175

    Active Holiday  -  With a lake on your doorstep and volcanoes, hot springs and national parks there's plenty to keep the adventurous occupied with.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Remote  -  Off the beaten track.
    SpaRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenViewsParkingNo pets
    Recommended by  -  I Escape

    A chic property carved into the hillside mixing nature with contemporary design. The epic lake views taken in from the floor to ceiling windows take centre stage in the bedrooms. A spoiling spa will deliver on all pampering needs. Dine on Chilean specialities and sample regional wines. Superb. See More

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  • andBeyond Vira Vira Pucón 18 rooms from £453

    Active Holiday  -  Make the most out of your stunning rural location to go exploring all over the area whether that be on foot, bike or skis
    Total relaxation  -  Bask in your peaceful surroundings, take a dip in their hot tub or treat yourself to a massage
    Great walks  -  There are plenty of fantastic mountains in the area to go romp around if you want to truly take in the rural beauty
    Fishing  -  If you fancy a relaxing afternoon in the sun then head off for a spot of fishing
    RestaurantGardenDisabled accessParking
    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux

    This elegant contemporary property is situated in the peaceful countryside a few miles outside Pucon. It enjoys a chic decor with plenty of wooden features and even has its own private beach area to relax by! All rates are full board and the cuisine is simply superb. A top-class tranquil retreat. See More

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  • Lake Lodge Pucón (Pucon) 4 rooms

    Airport transfer  -  La Araucanía International Airport 43 miles away
    Back to Nature  -  The hotel is surrounded by stunning nature and you absolutely must go explore Villarica National Park
    Sights nearby  -  Head along to Villarrica Volcano or Ojos del Caburgua waterfall and marvel at their natural beauty
    Great walks  -  With such gorgeous scenery it'd be a real shame not to spend your days hiking around the area
    Swimming PoolGardenViewsParkingNo pets

    Lake Lodge is situated a few miles outside of Pucón and enjoys a smart, contemporary décor with lots of wooden influences. It offers two self-catering apartments for three people and two private rooms. Spend your days hiking around the area or lounging poolside. An upmarket choice. See More

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