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

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.

Los Lagos Region present at the FIEXPO 2021 fair through Visit Puerto Varas Convention Bureau.

As a way to reactivate the MICE segment (meetings, incentives, conventions & exhibitions), the Los Lagos region and the Visit Puerto Varas Convention Bureau participated in the FIEXPO 2021 fair, held in person since the beginning of the pandemic, between 27 and on October 30, in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. Visit Puerto Varas Convention Bureau – Los Lagos Travel had a full agenda of meetings during the fair, making known the attractions of the destination and its facilities for holding meetings and incentive trips to potential buyers.

Visit Puerto Varas carries out a successful webinar “Find us again – Puerto Varas”.

With direct transmission from the Hotel Cumbres Puerto Varas and with the production of Digital Solutions, we held a hybrid event, with a 3D stage and presented 2 optimistic glances, which will undoubtedly help us prepare and take action. "Adjust, Innovate and Collaborate: the New Business Paradigm" was the presentation that Inti Núñez, President and Co-founder of Compite, presented to us, together with the presentation of César Ramírez, Subdirector (S) of Marketing and Head of Destinations of Sernatur, "Projections and Challenges of Tourism in Chile". Relive our webinar here

Visit Puerto Varas participated in the first Events Industry Meeting – EIE, at EspacioRiesco’s StudioLive.

On this day, important national and international exponents of the events and MICE tourism industry met and where different conversation tables were held, where important conclusions were generated for the reactivation of the industry. In this way, it was concluded that the return to face-to-face activities, the contribution of technology to events and collaborative work between the public and private sectors, would be key to the gradual reactivation of events in our country.

Puerto Varas among the best cities in Chile to hold conferences

As has been the case in recent years, the ICCA (International Congress & Convention Association) ranking highlights Puerto Varas as the third city in Chile, after Santiago, to hold international conferences, conventions and events. Disciplines linked to the areas of health, science, technology and research, continue to be the themes that lead a large part of the events held globally, gathering an average of around 400 delegates per event, where Puerto Varas, considering its infrastructure and facilities, it becomes an excellent option.