ABOUT US

Visit Puerto Varas is the Convention Bureau of the Los Lagos Region made up of the main hotels and companies in the city. Its goal is to promote Puerto Varas as a meeting and incentive destination at a national and international level.

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WHY PUERTO VARAS?

Puerto Varas is a beautiful city that offers a great infrastructure for events. It has more than 4,000 m2 in rooms and auditorium capacity for 800 people, however it can host Congresses or Conventions of up to 1500 people using hotels in parallel, which given their proximity to each other, does not present any inconvenience. As a complement, this destination also offers the best and most modern technology that allows the production of events of the highest demand. Along with the above, the Teatro del Lago in Frutillar, also part of Visit Puerto Varas, offers new and attractive meeting spaces.

  • It has 4,000 m2 in rooms equipped with the best technology to hold congresses and conventions of the highest level, with a capacity of up to 1,500 people.
  • It has 1.350 hotel rooms in 3 to 5 star hotels equivalent to 4,000 beds
  • Great connectivity with 12 daily flights to Puerto Montt
  • It is only 1.20 hr flight from Santiago
  • It has a first level gastronomy
  • Today it is a consolidated tourist destination and the tourist capital of southern Chile.
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ABOUT PUERTO VARAS

  • Región de los Lagos:

Llanquihue Province (deep place)

  • Comuna:

It is located in the Andean Lake area of the Llanquihue and Todos los Santos Lakes area.

  • Distances from Puerto Varas to:

Ancud 104 Km. Castro 195 Km. Coihaique 654 Km. Chaitén 220 Km. Frutillar 25 Km. Osorno 89 Km. Panguipulli 231 Km. Valdivia 190 Km. Punta Arenas 2266 Km. Villarrica 295 Km. Temuco 319 Km. Puerto Octay 48 Km. Puerto Montt 20 km. Puerto Aysén 619 km. Puerto Natales 368 km. San Martín de los Andes 569 km. Santiago de Chile 996 km.

  • Limits

North: Province of Osorno
South: Puerto Montt and Cochamó
East: Argentine Republic
West: Fresia and Los Muermos

SERVICES AND SUPPORTS

Visit Puerto Varas Covention Bureau was created to support, advise and accompany Institutions such as Medical or Scientific Societies and others, Organizers and Producers, Companies or People who wish to apply to Puerto Varas as a venue for meetings, congresses, corporate events and incentives.

  • Destination Power Point Presentation

    Visit Puerto Varas offers a standard presentation, to be used in the official presentation of the destination. The institution that requires it can incorporate elements according to the specialty of the Congress.

  • Video of Puerto Varas

    Seeks to show the benefits of Puerto Varas as a tourist and meeting destination.

  • Permission and Sponsorship Management

    To support the application for a venue, many congresses need the support of public and private institutions, as well as permits for a specific activity.

  • Bidding Book

    This tool is made for each bidding and shows the reasons why choose Puerto Varas as a meeting destination.  In addittion, this bidding details the destination’s infrastructure, Headquarters Hotel options, available technology and sponsorships, according to the bidding’s requirements.

  • Organization of Site Inspections

    Visit Puerto Varas organizes the visits of delegates who want to know the destination to make the decision of the headquarters. The accommodation and program are financed, as well as the management for released air tickets or special rates.

  • Destination brochure promotional material

    Visit Puerto Varas has a destination catalog where you can find all the information you need to organize a congress, convention or seminar. This tool also allows you to show the tourist attractions of the beautiful city of Puerto Varas. This catalog is available to support the application of the destination.

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Puerto Varas is a tourist destination par excellence, therefore there is a wide range of activities that can be carried out throughout the area, from city tours to sailing in Patagonian lakes, climbing the Osorno volcano or fly fishing in sectors with world recognition in the region subject.

NEWS

Visit Puerto Varas at the IMEX fair

Visit Puerto Varas present at the Chile stand at IMEX America 2022, the largest trade fair in the United States for the global meetings, events and incentive travel industry, held between October 11 and 13 in Las Vegas . 3 days to meet and make the destination known to the main buyers, meeting planners and decision makers of the industry at an international level. We continue working on the reactivation of the MICE sector.

Events Magazine in Puerto Varas

Carlos Johnson, director of Events magazine, a leading magazine for the meetings and incentives market in Chile, visits the main facilities, infrastructure, tourist attributes and experiences for carrying out incentive trips in Puerto Varas. Incentive trips consist of prizes awarded by companies to their executives for high performance and/or achievement of goals and today, they are an excellent tool to improve and strengthen teamwork, camaraderie and commitment, among other benefits.

Visit Puerto Varas at the BTE fair

Puerto Varas present in the fourth version of the Business Travel Expo BTE 2022 fair, held on August 31 at Centro Parque Santiago. The participation led by the Visit Puerto Varas Convention Bureau and supported by Corfo, made it possible to publicize the attractions and facilities that the city has for travel and corporate events. We continue to work for the reactivation of the industry.

Visit Puerto Varas hosts breakfast for Ambassadors

From the Hotel DoubleTree by Hilton Santiago Kennedy, the Visit Puerto Varas Convention Bureau held a breakfast to present the destination and its commitment to meeting tourism. The event was attended by some associations, OPC's, event producers, the media and some "Ambassadors of meeting tourism", recognized by Sernatur and its Meet in Chile program.

Puerto Varas again at FIEXPO LATAM!

With great success we culminated our participation in the FIEXPO 2022 fair, held between June 13 and 16 in Panama! More than 20 meetings with leaders of international associations, meeting planners and incentive houses in search of new destinations to hold their meetings and events. FIEXPO LATINOAMERICA combines business meetings, training and networking, in addition to the holding, the day before, of the Latin American Political Forum on Meeting Tourism, where joint policies for the development of meeting tourism are discussed and where Ministers and major political authorities from our region, with the presence and intervention of our Undersecretary of Tourism, Ms. Verónica Kunze.

“Eventos Latinoamericanos” magazine visits Los Lagos Region

Visit Puerto Varas Convention Bureau, with the support of Sernatur Los Lagos and Corfo, coordinated a press trip for “Eventos Latinoamericanos” magazine, a leading magazine in the meetings and incentive travel industry for Latin America and the Caribbean. Alejandro Medone, editor of the magazine, was pleasantly surprised by the attributes, facilities and first class infrastructure that Puerto Varas and part of the Los Lagos Region have for holding meetings, events and incentives.