Monday, May 11, 2009

Chile: Hosteria ¡école!

I stayed at this fantastic little hosteria a few blocks from downtown Pucon in the Lakes District of central Chile. ¡école! is centrally located off the main drag in Pucon but close enough to walk everywhere you might want to go in town. The vegetarian restaurant makes the atmosphere a bit more formal than the traditional hostel, meaning there is no communal kitchen or lounge areas outside the restaurant. The rooms were clean and cozy.

This is the perfect ecolodge to spend a few days and use as a basecamp for all the fun to be had in Pucon: hiking in the Cani Forest Sanctuary, climbing the steep ascent up volcan villaricca, soaking in the many local termas or hot springs, or mountain biking.

{recap: I traveled to Chile during the month of February. I was distracted these past few months and am only now getting to post about my experience in South America. Click here to see all my posts about this fantastic Ph.D. Trip}

photo credit: Cayenne 02.05.09

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