How to get to and what to do in Pumalín Park

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Pumalín Park is one of Chile’s most popular tourist destinations, famous for its natural beauty and variety of outdoor activities. If you are planning to visit the park, here are some recommendations on how to get there and what to do once you are there.

How to get to Pumalín Park

The most common way to get to Pumalín Park is by car. The park is located in the Los Rios region of southern Chile, some 700 kilometers from Santiago. The most common route is to take the Panamericana Sur highway to the city of Temuco, and then continue on the CH-225 highway to the park. It is also possible to arrive by bus from Temuco or from the city of Valdivia, but this option is less common.

Once you are inside the park, there are many activities to enjoy. One of the most popular activities is hiking, since the park has several trails of different levels of difficulty. Some of the most popular trails include the “Río Puelo” trail, which takes you through a beautiful landscape of forests and rivers, and the “Alto de la Ballena” trail, which offers spectacular views of Lake Puelo and the nearby mountains.

Pumalín Park
Pumalín Park

Another popular activity is camping. The park has several campsites where you can pitch your tent and spend the night surrounded by nature. It is also possible to rent cabins or shelters if you prefer something more comfortable.

If you prefer water activities, the park has several lakes and rivers where you can kayak, canoe or fish. It is also possible to take a boat ride on Lake Puelo.

Pumalín Park

In addition to these activities, the park has several interpretive centers where you can learn more about the history and biodiversity of the park. It is also possible to hire guides to accompany you on your visit and show you the best places in the park.

In summary, Pumalin Park is a wonderful place to visit if you are looking to enjoy nature and practice outdoor activities. With its natural beauty and variety of activities, it is an ideal tourist destination for the whole family.

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