• Explore the stunning national parks near Pucon, Chile

    2011-12-29

    The scenic beauty resonating around the town of Pucon, Chile, is well worth the trek it takes to journey to this remote area. Surrounded by lush vegetation, volcanoes and beautiful blue lakes, this destination is ideal for adventurous baby boomers or a thrilling girl's getaway to the great outdoors.

    Those who want to hit the trails right away can make plans for visiting the Parque Nacional Huerquehue. According to Lonely Planet, this region offers acres of seemingly untouched nature, including araucaria forests and chilly alpine lakes. The Los Lagos route may be the most breathtaking, as it passes by waterfalls and through staggering lenga woodlands.

    To see the volcanoes, a trip to the parque Nacional Villarica is worth a trip. In the winter, skiers will delight in the wealth of snowy slopes, while summertime brings the hikers and bikers along miles of wooded trails.

    In town, there is a artisanal market that provides travelers with an opportunity to pick up some unique souvenirs, reports Frommer's. Guests may find everything from locally produced jewelry, wool sweaters and outdoor gear for sale in booth on the street and the nearby handcrafted shops.

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