Puerto Varas where is our Hostel Casa Azul, is a beautiful small town on the Lake Llanquihue
( one of the biggest lakes in Chile ) with a perfect view of the volcanoes Osorno, Calbuco & Puntiagudo.
Good "basecamp" for exploring the Lake District because here you can do:
Canoing, kayaking, rafting, waterfalls, volcanoes, trekking, penguins, tours around Llanquihue lake, horseback riding, bikes, fishing, and Lake-crossing.
Good bars and restaurants, Internet places, nice city life,, simply a perfect place to relax.
The gate to Patagonia and the beginning of the famous "Carretera Austral"
It's not necessary to overnight in Puerto Montt, because from Puerto Varas you can get every direct bus connections to Santiago and all other major cities, as well to Chiloé and Puerto Montt Airport. Also you get directly from here to the Port of Navimag in Puerto Montt.
Shuttle buses between Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas every 5 minutes
(about $ 700 Chilean Pesos - just 20 min/15 km)