LAKES & VOLCANOES
The south of Chile offers beautiful lakes and majestic volcanoes, surrounded by verdant evergreen forests. The influence of German immigrants can be seen in the architecture of places like Puerto Varas and Valdivia and is also evident in the local food. The materials used for building are stone and wood and the architecture of the region is notably attractive, particularly in the houses and constructions on Chiloe Island, around Temuco and the dynamic town of Puerto Montt. The south of Chile offers not only delicious cuisine, ba<x>sed on the produce from the land, and sea, it's also the destination for adventure sports and activities such as hiking, biking and wonderful cruises or trips in catamarans which are often the best way to enjoy the impressive scenery and reach out of the way places.