Last update: 03/03/2017

Pucón, Chile

Pucón is a charming and picturesque town located on the shores of Lake Villarrica and in the shadow of the Villarrica Volcano. Considered the "Adventure Capital of Chile" Pucón offers a multitude of outdoors, cultural, and wellness activities, a superb hotel infrastructure, and excellent dining options. An important destination for international and (especially) Chilean visitors, the town has managed to maintain its laid-back charm without falling into the trap of becoming overly ‘touristy’, thanks mainly to the low, timber buildings that give Pucón its smart architectural style. In the evening, visitors flock to the town’s restaurants and bars to enjoy the atmosphere, but during the day the focus is very much out of town. With so many national parks, lakes, and volcanoes to explore, Pucón offers myriad options that include hiking, rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, zip-lining, fly-fishing, skiing, and much more. The area is home to Chile’s largest indigenous population, and Mapuche culture forms an important part of the visitor experience by way of cuisine and crafts. There is even a Mapuche cooperative in Curarrehue where visitors can enjoy a more interactive experience focused on the traditions of the community. Pucón is also surrounded by several thermal springs, including the wonderful Termas Geométricas. Given the natural gems that surround the town, forest conservation is an important issue here, as the town looks to avoid the mistakes made by other destination in the region. Pucón is an incredibly versatile destination, with just as many attractions during the colder months as the summer months. Connectivity is also easy very good, making it is easy to combine with other destinations in Chile and in neighboring Argentina. The town offers a wide range of accommodation options, from cheap and cheerful hostels to luxury boutique properties and larger five-star properties.

The dates of the workshop are early autumn. The weather is mild and outdoor activities can be normally carried out.

Enjoy Pucón Gran Hotel

Located on the banks of Lake Villarrica, Enjoy Pucón – Gran Hotel Pucon is a true icon in the area. The hotel offers a wide range of services, including an on-site casino and two swimming pools. It offers free Wi-Fi in public areas, and rooms with scenic views. Guests can relax at the poolside sundeck, which overlooks the lake and the Villarrica Volcano. Enjoy Pucón – Gran Hotel Pucon also boasts a fitness center, sauna facilities, and massage treatments. The bright rooms at Enjoy Pucón – Gran Hotel Pucon are furnished with a cozy seating area. They come equipped with cable TV, hairdryer, and a minibar. The Amura Restaurant has a menu with traditional meat dishes from the region, as well as a variety of pizzas. A buffet breakfast is served every morning, with an in-room breakfast service also available. The casino features 500 slot machines and 43 game tables.

If you decided to stay here, to get special fees, at the time of booking, you have to mention URBANICS 3 Workshop. These fees are valid from 12 to 16 of March 2017.

Fees: USD 72 per night, single or double room
Reservations by phone: (56.2) 27705176
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