Los Rios & Lakes

Los Rios & Lakes, a set on Flickr.
South of Temuco, and stretching for the next few 100km is a region of Chile known as the gateway to the Lakes district. This is where many Santiago based Chileans have their summer holidays thanks to the cold ocean currents and winds that keep the coastal beaches relatively quiet. The whole area is full of snow-capped volcanoes and gorgeous warm lakes although each of the many lakes has its own character, our first, Lago Calafquen being known for its back volcanic sandy beaches, Lago Ranco for its islands and boat trips and Lago Riñihue for its peaceful fishing and birdwatching. Most of the roads are asphalt, a few 'ripio' or dirt, the landscape is fantastic.

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