Without doubt, Puerto Varas is one of Chile’s most emblematic cities. Located in Region X (known as the region of lakes and volcanoes), it is just 20 kilometers from Puerto Montt. This city is magical from every perspective and its many attractions can be enjoyed during the daytime as well as at night. It is located on the shore of Lago Llanquihue (Llanquihue Lake), where there is a lovely walkway along the beach, which is where part of the daily life of the inhabitants takes place. Puerto Varas and Lago Llanquihue are emblematic of the German Colonization in the region, which began in 1853.
How to get to Puerto Varas
Puerto Varas lies 20 kilometers to the north of Puerto Montt, on the shores of Llanquihue Lake in the Los Lagos region,. The city is 1,015 km from Santiago. You can reach Puerto Varas via Route 5 (the Panamerican highway), or by air, arriving at “El Tepual” airport in Puerto Montt, from where you can take a minivan or taxi to Puerto Varas.
Navimag Ferries sail the route from Puerto Chacabuco to Puerto Montt and from Puerto Natales to Puerto Montt, on a voyage through beautiful Patagonian scenery. On reaching Puerto Montt, you can travel by road to Puerto Varas.
Departures from Puerto Chacabuco are on Tuesdays and Fridays and from Puerto Natales on Tuesdays all year long.
(Navimag only offers transport on ferries on the aforementioned routes and does not provide a transport service between Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas)