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Pucon, Region de la Araucania, Chile

How much does it cost to travel to Pucon?

You should plan to spend around $98 (CL$95,386) per day on your vacation in Pucon. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $37 (CL$35,903) on meals
  • $19 (CL$18,531) on local transportation
  • $84 (CL$81,937) on hotels

A one week trip to Pucon for two people costs, on average, $1,377 (CL$1,335,402). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Pucon cost?

A one week trip to Pucon usually costs around $688 (CL$667,701) for one person and $1,377 (CL$1,335,402) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Pucon on average costs around $1,377 (CL$1,335,402) for one person and $2,754 (CL$2,670,803) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Pucon will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Pucon on average costs around $2,950 (CL$2,861,575) for one person and $5,901 (CL$5,723,150) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Pucon has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Pucon expensive to visit?

Prices in Pucon are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within South America, Pucon is a somewhat more expensive destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in South America for its travel costs. While some cities in the region are more expensive, Pucon is generally more expensive than most.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Pucon Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Pucon?

The average Pucon trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Pucon travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) CL$81,937 ($84)
Local Transportation 1 CL$18,531 ($19)
Food 2 CL$35,903 ($37)
Entertainment 1 CL$35,347 ($36)
Alcohol 2 CL$12,715 - 38,144 ($13 - 39)
Accommodation Budget in Pucon
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Pucon is $42 (CL$40,968). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Pucon is $84 (CL$81,937). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Pucon

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Transportation Budget in Pucon
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Pucon is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $19 (CL$18,531) per person, per day, on local transportation in Pucon.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Pucon
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Pucon can vary, the average cost of food in Pucon is $37 (CL$35,903) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Pucon should cost around $15 (CL$14,361) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Pucon is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Pucon
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Pucon typically cost an average of $36 (CL$35,347) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Pucon
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  • The average person spends about $26 (CL$25,429) on alcoholic beverages in Pucon per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Pucon On a Budget
Pucon Pucon, Chile
A popular hub for adventure tourism, Pucon is a town in the Lake District of the South American nation of Chile. Located on Lake Villarirca with the snowcapped Villarrica volcano looming above and plenty of forested valleys below, the town has become a home base year-round for a full range of outdoor activities.

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While the town itself sits on the shores of the beautiful Lago Villarrica, it is the Volcan Villarrica, one of the most active volcanoes in Chile, which serves as the region's true centerpiece. Its snowcapped peaks shadow the backdrop of the town's not-so-far horizon attracting adventurers from all over looking to take on the simmering giant. In the summer season, the main beach, La Poza, is packed with tourists soaking up the sun, swimming, and diving into watersports on Lake Villarrica. Its black sands offer a unique setting, black from its volcanic surroundings sinking down into the blue depths of the lake. Also due to the presence of the volcano, Pucon is in the vicinity of a few notable hot springs like Termas Geometricas where visitors can take a dip and soak in the healing properties of the steaming pools. Other nearby springs include the Termas Los Pozones and the Termas Rio Trancura.

Amongst the outlying valleys, you will also find a network of cascading waterfalls and brooks meandering through thick forested trails. Huerquehue National Park is especially popular, with enchanting trails that open up into a number of scenic viewpoints overlooking the mountainous terrain surrounding Pucon.
After a long day of outdoor activities, many visitors enjoyed Pucon's nightlife, drinking and partying through the town's bars and restaurants. The wide, tree-lined streets are arranged in a compact grid pattern with easy access to just about everything on foot. Most tour companies, supermarkets, banks, and bars located along bustling Avenida O'Higgins, which bisects the town. The street is also surrounded by a range of restaurants and guesthouses, ending down by La Poza-one of the town's more popular black sand beaches on the shores of Lake Villarrica. At the northern end of town is another popular beach, Playa Grande, which has plenty of opportunities to rent watersports gear like jet skis and rowing boats.

Each November to April season brings scores of outdoor enthusiasts-hikers, climbers, whitewater rafters, and mountain bikers-looking to climb Volcan Villarrica, brave the Rio Trancura rapids, or hike in the remote forested areas of the nearby National Parks. A hike through Huerquehue National Park will bring you past waterfalls, gurgling brooks, and scenic viewpoints overlooking volcanoes and Andean peaks. Whitewater rafting and kayaking are popular especially in the in the glacier-fed Trancura River, while horseback riding offers a more leisurely activity with opportunities to ride through local Mapuche settlements. Other activities include fishing, exploring volcanic caves, visiting hot springs, mountain biking, and hopping on guided tours, plus skiing and snowboarding on Villarrica open May to October.
Food and Dining
The people of Chile are a mostly a mix of Mapuche and Spanish, with a cuisine influenced by both. Merquen or merken, is commonly used throughout Chilean cooking-essentially a dried and smoked chile, pulverized into a spicy salt. In the Lakes District, where Pucan is located, there is also a strong German presence in cooking with strudel and also kuchen, a type of fruit-filled pastry with custard. A place called Kuchenladen in Pucon specializes in the European pastries. Another common dish is pastel de choclo-a giant, baked wedge of corn pudding on top of a savory mix of olives, raisins, and cooked eggs, plus ground beef and some pulled chicken. Locals often sprinkle it with merken and sugar. Some of the top restaurants in town include Bovinos Carnes y Vinos, La Maga, Fiorentini, and Trawen. With plenty of fertile valleys, there is also an abundance of great wine with local vintages including carmenère, merlot, and syrah.

By plane, Pucon's airport only operates in the summer months from Santiago de Chile. The next nearest airport for the rest of the year is La Araucania International Airport located 20 kilometers south of the city of Temuco.

There are also buses operating between Santiago and Pucon daily with many overnight trips. Tickets are scarce in the summer so it is important to book ahead of time. You can also take a bus from Valdivia which takes about 3 hours.

Though buses are the most economical way to reach Pucon, there are also trains to Temuco in the summer, and to Chilian the rest of the year.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.