Hotel is Gateway to the Spectacular Lakes Region
The Sonesta Hotel Osorno offers the perfect location at the gateway to the Lakes Region to explore an area famous for its spectacular scenery of deep blue mountain lakes, snow-capped volcanos, pristine beauty of alerce forests, year-round sports, and traditional folklore, handicrafts and legends. The Lakes Region, located south of Chile's Rio Bueno River begins as a land of startling natural beauty. It is a region where azure, mirrored lakes hold the reflections of ice-capped volcanoes, ancient trees and the indomitable Andes.
There are twelve principal lakes in the district, though dozens more fill the gaps and valleys. Many are joined by rivers and streams, which along with the lakes ofter some of Chile's best freshwater fishing. Between the lakes there are rivers, waterfalls, forests, thermal hot springs, and five volcanoes that run through the district from north to south, the highest being Osorno at 2,652 meters. The Lake District is also an ideal embarkation point for Argentina: the region has four passes that lead through the Andes.
Some soft adventure opportunities in Osorno and the surrounding lakes region include:
•Climb Osorno in Vincente Perez Rosales National Park for the spectacular view from the mountain
•Use Puero Varas as a comfortable and convenient base to ski at La Burbuja
From Puerto Varas on Lago Llanquihue, you can take a circle tour around the lake, stopping at:
•Ensenada, for black sand beaches and the gateway to Vicente Perez Rosales National Park for rafting, cycling, horseback riding, walking, and trekking
•Las Cascadas where river rafters congregate
•Frutillar to tour the open-air museum with restored colonial homes and furnishings from the early German settlement period and the operating blacksmith shop. Check into the schedule for the summer classical musical concerts.
The Lake District is a major highlight of many tours to and in Chile. The scenery has been likened to Switzerland, and with the early emigrations from Germany and the subsequent German feel to farms, towns and traditions, it is cosmopolitan, yet entirely Chilean. The Lake District is an all-season destination, with an overall temperate climate. Rates at the Sonesta Hotel Osorno begin at just $135 single/double occupancy per night.
Located near downtown Osorno, overlooking the Rahue River the 106 guest rooms and suites at the Sonesta Hotel Osorno offer first class amenities and a full-service restaurant, lobby bar, 24-hour room service, 24-hour guest service, and foreign exchange. The hotel is attached to the Plaza de los Lagos which includes the Casino Sol, bowling center, Sportlife Gym, Mittos Pub, and 20 local boutiques. Osorno is called the gateway to the lakes region, located in Patagonia about 500 miles south of Santiago.
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