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What to do in Pucón in August
Those crisp cool winter days can often be some of the best for enjoying Pucón. August sees better days then June and July with less rain and more bright blue skies punctuated with fluffy white clouds. They are those kind of winter days that take slightly aback by that first breath of cold air on stepping out of your hotel or hostel. However, dressed up with a thick scarf, good gloves and some decent winter gear, you can fully enjoy the outdoors during this month.
Your choice of what to do in Pucón will of course depend on your interests, budget, people in your group and physical condition among others. Also, you may be happy taking in the views of the snow-capped mountains from the comfort and warmth of a downtown café, or you may prefer to get out there and immerse yourself in nature.
Pucón is surrounded by vast natural beauty that not only captivates in a visual sense, but can also allow you that feeling of freedom that we so often forget to make time for in our busy lives. There are various options for getting out into the wild. Our favorites are detailed here:
WINTER NARNIA IN HUERQUEHUE NATIONAL PARK
This national park, a firm favorite during the summer months when it is filled with tourists picnicking and hoping to get a glimpse of a Magellanic woodpecker in-between the trees. However, the panorama changes during the winter when the trails are covered with snow and the panoramas are crisper than ever. At times, even the two waterfalls along the trails can freeze offering an amazing spectacle for those who dare to venture to discover them!
You don't have to complete the full trail to enjoy this winter wonderland. And also you may be lucky to spot fauna such as foxes and the elusive pudú as it is much easier to see their coats against the snowy backdrop. Sol y Nieve offer a full day guided trek guaranteed to allow you to optimize your day, not to mention leading you to the best photo stops en route.
DOG SLED ADVENTURES OVER THE SNOW
Another activity not too far removed from images of Narnia and the white witch is a dog sledding adventure just 40 minutes from Pucón. An amazing experience to share in couples or as a family. After arriving at the dog ranch and meeting the dogs and your guide, you will learn the basic commands necessary to control your huskies when out on the sled. As well as feeding and harnessing the pups, you will experience a real ride over snow and through native forest which is guaranteed to stay with your forever. The day includes lunch, snacks and all transport and is a real must for those who are seeking something different.
As detailed here in our previous blog, a half or full day visit to the hot springs is simply not to be missed! You can choose between various resorts that range from rustic pools to fully equipped Spas and massage centers. Click here to read more detail of our personal favorites.
Sol y Nieve's options for adventure activities doesn't stop there! Even on a winter day you can head out to take on the summit of the Villarrica volcano, or enjoy a full day horse ride finished off with a Chilean bbq. You can even tackle the white water rapids on the local rivers by opting for a rafting trip! Anything is possible in Pucón, and despite August being mid-winter you can make it happen with Sol y Nieve. Contact us here today to find out more.
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