In our brief 3 day stay in Pucon, Chile, we found it oddly similar to Jasper, Canada. The snow capped mountains, the trees, the whitewater, the great hiking trails, the cozy hostels with wood burning stoves for heat. But one thing jumped out that wasn’t similar.
A massive, daunting volcano.
Volcán Villarrica looms over the little sleeping town. You can choose to hike up the volcano early each day and after can slide or ski down it. Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate for us any of the days we were here and there was no chance to climb it. In fact it was not until the day we were leaving that we had the opportunity to see it entirely.