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Flights from Pucon

Pucón Airport is the public airport serving the city of Pucón, Chile. It is located five kilometres east of the city centre, and resides at an elevation of 268 metres (879 feet) above mean sea level. The aviation facility can handle aircraft up to the Boeing 737 in size. Pucón Airport handles seasonal flights from the airport in Santiago de Chile.

The city of Pucón is located in the Province of Cautín, Araucanía Region, about 100 kilometres southeast of Temuco and 780 kilometres south of Santiago. Pucón is known for its relatively stable climate, its lake and volcano, and as a major centre of adventure tourism in Chile.

Where to go

Parque Nacional Villarrica - The Villarrica National Park is one of the country's most visited national parks due to its volcanoes and lakes. The three volcanoes in the park are Quetrupillán, Lanín, and Villarrica, after which the park was named. The Villarrica National Park encompasses 60,000 hectares that are divided into three sections; Rucapillán, Quetrupillán and Puesco. It provides plenty of opportunities for sight-seeing, skiing, sledding, snowboarding, and hiking of all levels of difficulty.

Huerquehue National Park and Caburgua Lake - Caburgua Lake is the famous lake in the La Araucania Region, 23 kilometres northeast of Pucón and west of the Huerquehue National Park. The park on the other hand encompasses 125 square kilometres of mountain terrain. The areas are best known for their stunning views and for a wonderful trekking or horseback riding experience.

Trancura River - Also called Pucón River or Minetúe River, the glacier-fed Trancura River is popularly used by tourism companies in Pucón for recreational outdoor activities such as rafting and white water rafting. The grades of white water range from simple for beginners to extremely dangerous for those who have had more experience.

Thermal Springs Los Pozones - The thermal springs in Pucón consists of six natural stone pools with varying temperatures situated along the Liucura River. While it is used for relaxation, it is not the best place to meditate as some guests often chill in the springs by socialising and even drinking alcohol.

Santiago - Santiago, or Santiago de Chile, is the capital and largest city of Chile. It boasts of several national monuments and historical structures such as the La Moneda palace, Casa Colorada, Estación Mapocho, and the El Morado National Monument. Some of the other popular places to visit in Santiago include the Cerro Santa Lucia Hill, which is beautifully adorned with facades and fountains, the Santa Lucia Craft Market, Parque Araucano, and the Patio Bellavista plaza.

There are no direct flights to short haul destinations from Pucón Airport. In order to have access to international flights from Pucón, travellers must first fly to Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport and choose among the destinations it operates to such as Bogota, Lima, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, and Rio de Janeiro.

There are no direct flights to long haul destinations from Pucón Airport. In order to have access to international flights from Pucón, travellers must first fly to Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport and choose among the destinations it operates to such as Paris, Mexico City, Madrid, Panama City, Amsterdam, Miami, Houston, and Sydney.

How to get out

Pucón Airport only operates during the summer and handles seasonal flights from Santiago de Chile. The nearest airport is Maquehue Airport, located five kilometres southwest of Temuco. It is served by the airlines LAN and Sky Airline, both of which operate to Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport in Santiago. Sky Airline also operates to Carriel Sur International Airport in Concepción and El Tepual Airport in Puerto Montt.

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