It’s extremely beautiful here. And it’s a friendly town, a little bit trendy, but still a cool place.
Come here for all the activities – I did zip-lining, rafting, and climbed Villarica. Climbing Villarica was one of the most personally fulfilling things I’ve done. It wasn’t fun, it was hell (I was out of shape) but it was totally worth it, just for the view and sense of accomplishment… and sliding down a volcano on your butt when you’re done. :)
Met a lot of cool Chileans here, helped us book our trips, but also hung out with us even when we were done with our trips.
Also, be aware that many many of the people you will run into here (in town) are tourists, but there are generally very cool. Not that there’s anything wrong with tourists… I was one at the time.over 6 years ago