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Casino games and hikes keep you busy in Puerto Varas

Escape to Radisson Hotel Puerto Varas for a memorable Chilean getaway on the banks of Lake Llanquihue. You’ll find plenty of things to do, from hiking along trails that lead past secret lagoons of two nearby volcanoes to zip lining at Philippi Park, less than two kilometers away. For more outdoor adventures, travel to the Andes Mountains for the day, or hire a guide for a fishing excursion at Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park. You can also head indoors to learn more about the area's German influences at the German Colonial Museum or try your luck at Casino Dreams.

Outdoor fun

  • Lake Llanquihue (in front of the hotel) 
    Formed by glaciers, this fan-shaped lake provides a gorgeous foreground for Osorno Volcano. Take time to explore this lake’s beautiful waterfalls and hot springs.
  • Philippi Park (1.5 km) 
    Make some time to see the city from the top of Philippi Hill, home to a zip line and a variety of biking and hiking trails.
  • Patrimonial Route (2 km) 
    Tour the city on foot and observe early 20th-century architecture of homes and businesses along the way.
  • Calbuco and Osorno Volcanoes (37 km and 78 km)
    Looking to commune with nature? Spend time in serene forests populated with beautiful lagoons, hiking trails and postcard-worthy scenic views at these local volcanoes.
  • Osorno Volcano Ski Center (62 km) 
    If skiing, hiking, climbing, biking and birdwatching are in your recreational itinerary, then head to Osorno Volcano Ski Center.
  • Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park (80 km) 
    Located in the heart of the Andes mountains, this national park has accessible campgrounds, beautiful hiking trails and excellent fishing.

Indoor fun

  • Casino Dreams (across the street) 
    For a fun night on the town, test your gambling prowess at this casino's 300 gaming machines. You can also enjoy a meal or a drink at the casino’s on-site dining facilities.
  • Pablo Fierro Museum (1 km) 
    Visit the home of Pablo Fierro, a collector of colonial artifacts from the era when German and Chilota cultures merged.
  • German Colonial Museum (7 km) 
    Find out more about the German colonization of southern Chile through cultural landmarks such as the Blacksmith House, the belfry and the millhouse.
  • Puerto Montt (20 km) 
    Explore the fascinating blend of German and Chilean cultures that have influenced this port city as you discover a variety of museums, art galleries and bazaars. For a relaxing afternoon, take a guided walking tour or a boat ride.

Local transportation

  • Public bus (1 block)
  • El Tepual International Airport (20 km)
  • Transportation service available to PMC airport and various points around the city (fees apply)