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Getting There -- Buses JAC (tel. 45/411447) leaves Villarrica every half-hour for Pucón from its location at Bilbao 610, near Pedro de Valdivia. In Pucón, JAC's location is Uruguay 505, near the hospital. The fare is $1.50 (£1). A taxi to or from Pucón costs about $10 (£6.70).

Visitor Information -- A good tourism office can be found at Av. Pedro de Valdivia 1070 (tel. 45/206619). It's open daily from 8:30am to 11pm December 15 through March 15, and daily from 8:30am to 6:30pm the rest of the year; it often closes on winter afternoons when the weather is rotten. You can also visit www.villarrica.com for more information.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.