Puyehue Tourist Places to Visit in Puyehue, Chile, America

Puyehue Tourist Places to Visit in Puyehue, Chile, America

Puyehue is a commune situated in Osorno Province of Los Lagos Region in Chile between 40°41′ S latitude and 72°36′ W longitude. Entre Lagos is the administrative centre of Puyehue situated on the Shore of Puyehue Lake in the proximity of Pilmaiquén River.

There is a mountain pass, Cardenal Antonio Samoré Pass that passes along the eastern tip of Puyehue linking Los Lagos Region of Chile with Argentina. Puyehue was founded on November 5, 1971.


Geography of Puyehue:

Puyehue is surrounded by Osorno in the west, Rupanco Lake towards south, Andes in the east and Puyehue Lake towards north. It is spread over an area of 1,597.9 sq. km. with a population of approximately 12000.


How to reach Puyehue?

Canal Bajo Carlos Hott Siebert Airport is the closest airport to Puyehue situated around 50 km away from the midpoint of commune’s main town, Entre Lagos with flights to Santiago de Chile, Valdivia, Concepción, Puerto Montt, Temuco, catered by LAN Express and Sky Airline.

There are regular buses plying between Canal Bajo Carlos Hott Siebert Airport and Entre Lagos and also tourists can use airport taxi or rental car to reach Puyehue.

Puyehue is connected with the western cities of Argentina through Cardenal Antonio Samoré Pass by heavy vehicles.


Food and Shopping in Puyehue:

Puyehue is scenic site housing many natural sites as well as food corners and shops.

The prominent restaurants in and around Puyehue are:

  • Jardin del Turista
  • Del Piero Restaurante (Osorno)
  • Hojas del Sur (Osorno)
  • Al Grano Café (Osorno)
  • Restaurant Mama Lola (Osorno)


Things to do in Puyehue:

  • Trekking
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Photography


Places of interest in Puyehue:

Puyehue Lake:

At the north edge of Puyehue, Puyehue Lake is a beautiful lake with a surface area of 157 sq. km. and surface elevation of 212 meters. It measures a length of 23 km and a width of 11.5 km with Fresia Island and Cuicui Islands. Its recorded maximum depth is 135 meters.

Rupanco Lake:

Rupanco Lake is situated in the vicinity of Osorno town, around 60 km away from Puyehue, surrounded by eye-catching landscape. Tourists can enjoy different outdoor sport activities around the lake including trekking, horseback riding, sport fishing and photography as well.


Puyehue National Park:

Puyehue National Park is one of the most visited national parks of Chile with the visit of more than 400,000 people every year. It was established in 1941 and is located around 35 km away from Puyehue covering an area of 1,070 sq. km.


Other places of interest near Puyehue include:

  • Auto Museum Moncopulli
  • Termas y cabanas Aguas Calientes
  • Termas Aguas Calientes
  • Osorno Volcano
  • Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales
  • Lago Llanquihue
  • Lago Todos Los Santos
  • Saltos del Petrohue
  • Teatro del Lago
  • Volcan Osorno
  • Chiloe National Park
  • In Puerto Varas
  • Church of Castro
  • Museo Antonio Felmer
  • Museo Colonial Aleman

Best time to visit Puyehue:

The ending and beginning months of the year will be best to trip to Puyehue while the weather remains pleasant.


Accommodation options in Puyehue:

Puyehue houses many reputed hotels and cabanas with tourist favor facilities and services. Here is the list of hotels in Puyehue and Osorno (first 10 are in Puyehue and remaining 5 are located in Osorno):

  • Termas Puyehue Hotel and Spa Termal
  • Hotel Antillanca
  • Lodge El Taique
  • Hostal y cabanas Las Juntas
  • Cabanas, Hostal Restaurante La Valenciana
  • Cabanas Kalfupulli
  • Cabanas Rucacaru
  • Cabanas No me Olvides
  • Centro Turistico Anticura
  • Cantarias Lodge
  • Sonesta Hotel Osorno
  • Hotel Garcia Hurtado de Mendoza
  • Waeger Hotel Osorno
  • Santuario Patagonia Hotel Boutique
  • Hotel Residencial Riga

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