Llanquihue is the capital city of the Province of Llanquihue which is located in Los Lagos Region. Llanquihue is located on the shores of Llanquihue Lake and in front of the Osorno Volcano, 27 km away from Puerto Montt, and in union with Puerto Varas, Frutillar and Puerto Octay, it offers the most picturesque tourist landscape in the region.
Llanquihue was founded in the 19th century during the German colonization that developed in southern Chile. Its initial name was «Desagüe» because there both the Maullín River and the Llanquihue Lake flow into the Pacific Ocean, later it was assigned the name of Llanquihue, a word that comes from the word Mapudungún, which means "place to dive into the water".
Llanquihue was originally the name given to the railway station that was inaugurated in 1907, but the conveyance brought so much progress to the commune that it decided to assign the name to the city. Later, in 1950, the first industrial plants for milk, sugar processors, meat products, mollusk packaging, beer, among others arrived; reason for which it was known as the "city of chimneys".
The commune of Llanquihue is inserted in a wonderful natural environment with views of the Osorno, Calbuco and Tronador volcanoes; The area has unique bathing areas in the Llanquihue Lake basin. In the commune, the beaches of Wiehoff, El Cisne and the Muelle de Paseo sector stand out, all of them are known for the cleanliness and warmth of their waters. In the Totoral sector, the Unsern Ahnen monument to the German settlers stands on a hill, also known as “Monument to our ancestors”, which was built in 1937 and is a tribute to the work of these foreign pioneers in the area from the lake. The monument consists of a stone wall and bronze plaques on which the names of the 80 settlers are engraved.
The city of Llanquihue also has nesting sites for birds, such as the El Loto wetland, where several species nest. Among the parties that are held regularly, the Bierfest of the German Club of Llanquihue stands out, which is celebrated the last weekend of January, with a culinary demonstration and entertainment programs, there is also the Loncotoro Costumbrista Party, with country dishes from the zone and focused on local customs.
The main land access route to this city is through the Panamericana route number 5, and at kupos.com we take you to Llanquihue with the Pullman Bus company, but from nearby towns, there are also direct trips by carpool, or carpooling, which is another travel alternative when you want to travel comfortably, safely and for less money. With kupos.com you can access the carpool routes available to Llanquihue.
Kupos.com is the platform where you find all the transport options to get to and get around Llanquihue.
Los Cisnes Beach
With the majestic Osorno volcano in the background, Los Cisnes Beach is undoubtedly the heart of this small town.You cannot miss it!
Charming tranquility that invites you to rest and relax, this waterfront has walkways, games for children and a beach with calm waters. In summer this beach becomes a sought-after bathing area, where you can also practice kayak.
With a panoramic view of the Osorno volcano, this romantic wooden pier is the business card of the wonderful Llanquihue. But the pier is only part of a long esplanade along the waterfront that was recently decorated. From there you can also go to restaurants, banks and local shops.
Llanquihue Lake Tour
Did you know that Lake Llanquihue is the second largest lake in Chile? Yes, this wonderful lake has more than 860 square kilometers and the best of all is that the extension of the lake is proportional to its beauty.
A full day tour around Lake Llanquihue has an approximate cost of $ 70,000 pesos for 6 people Find more information here!
Where to sleep?
Like every tourist place, Llanquihue has various lodging proposals for all tastes and budgets. But during summer the demand for accommodation is high and that is not good for your pocket…
In Llanquihue, a night in a comfortable and quiet hostel like Casa Azul can cost up to $ 18,000 pesos a night, but the truth is that there are many options. Here are our recommendations.
|Servicio||Vallenar a La Serena||Coquimbo a La serena||Temuco a La Serena||Curico a Santiago||Temuco a Santiago|
|Bus||$ 5.000||$ 5.000||$ 5.000||$ 5.000||$ 5.000|
|Tren||$ 5.800||$ 5.800||$ 5.800||$ 5.800||$ 5.800|
|Kupospool||$ 3.800||$ 3.800||$ 3.800||$ 3.800||$ 3.800|