Puerto Varas Tourism, Chile

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Puerto Varas, also known as "La ciudad de las rosas" or “the city of roses”, is a city and commune located in the southern Chilean province of Llanquihue, in the Los Lagos Region. The city is famous for its German traditions, its natural environment, and its popularity as a tourist destination. It enjoys a scenic location close to mountains, lakes, forests and national parks. It is located 20 kilometres (12 mi) from the city of Puerto Montt on the shore of Llanquihue Lake, the second largest lake in Chile. The conical Osorno Volcano and the snowcapped peaks of Mt. Calbuco and Mt. Tronador are clearly visible from the lakefront. Puerto Varas is the southernmost of a string of towns on the western shore of Llanquihue Lake that includes Frutillar, Llanquihue and Puerto Octay. It spans an area of 4,064.9 km2 (1,569 sq mi).


Discover the beauty of the city's striking landscope, welcome to Puerto Varas, Chile. A holiday in Puerto Varas can generally be of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Puerto Varas*

  • Pollution Statistics in Puerto Varas

    Know the pollution level of Puerto Varas before you plan your visit.

    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
  • Puerto Varas: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Puerto Varas for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Puerto Varas.

    • Burglary and Theft 62.5 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 87.5 (Very High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 37.5 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 75 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 75 (High)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 75 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Puerto Varas - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 42.19 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 90.28 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 6.9 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 17 (Very Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 14.04 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Puerto Varas

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Puerto Varas

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.15 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.71 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 25.16 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 64.31 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 33.55 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

Puerto Varas Travel Guides

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Puerto Varas Tours for you

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Puerto Varas

  • Full-Day Todos los Santos Lake and Peulla Sightseeing Tour
    Full-Day Todos los Santos Lake and Peulla Sightseeing Tour

    Duration: 10 Hrs

    With your professional, local guide, you will take in the wonderful Lake Todos los Santos, visit the Petrohu jumps and visit ...

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  • Osorno Volcano and Petrohu Waterfalls
    Osorno Volcano and Petrohu Waterfalls New on TripHobo

    Duration: 10 Hrs

    The icons of Los Lagos RegionThis adventure will take you to see this active volcano, renowned for its perfect formation, and...

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  • Tour Frutillar
    Tour Frutillar New on TripHobo

    Duration: 10 Hrs

    A magical place on the shores of the lakeIn Frutillar you can embrace the relaxed atmosphere full of colored houses, vibrant ...

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  • Cochamo Valley Tour
    Cochamo Valley Tour New on TripHobo

    Duration: 10 Hrs

    A natural paradise between lakes and mountains.

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