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.



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.


  • 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


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.


Visit Puerto Varas Convention Bureau presente en el Fiexpo Workshop & Technical Visit 2024

A great event, led by Fiexpo and Sernatur, which for 3 days allowed us to strengthen contact networks and share news and trends in the meetings and incentive travel industry.

Ejecución del Proyecto Red Mercados Corfo

isit Puerto Varas Convention Bureau, together with its partner companies, successfully complete the execution of the Corfo Market Network Project “MICE Tourism Reactivation in Puerto Varas”. The closing event was held yesterday from the La Vinoteca restaurant in Puerto Varas and was attended by the Regional Director of Corfo Los Lagos, Mr. Gabriel Pérez, representatives of Codesser, the Municipality of Puerto Varas, the Tourism and Cultural Development Corporation of the commune and a large part of the member companies and managers of our organization.

Visit Puerto Varas present at the Chile stand at IMEX América 2023

The largest trade show in the United States for the global meetings, events and incentive travel industry, held between October 17 and 19 in Las Vegas. Three days to meet and present the destination to the main buyers, meeting planners and decision makers of the industry internationally. We continue working on the reactivation of the MICE sector.

Alejandra Zúñiga Punto MICE magazine

“The delimitations between tourist seasons and MICE tend to be diluted, but it has not become a problem” Alejandra Zúñiga, Head of Visit Puerto Varas (Chile), shared her vision with #MICE with high tourist demand in all destinations and the latest issue of #PUNTOMICE

Puerto Varas present at FIEXPO LATIN AMERICA 2023!

Visit Puerto Varas once again present at the Chilean stand at the FIEXPO 2023 fair, the most important commercial showcase in Latin America for the meetings, events and incentive travel industry. Panama City was the venue for this meeting, which from June 19 to 22 brought together training, industry trends, and various meetings with potential destination buyers in the region.

Thomas Bishop looks back on unforgettable BCI Challenge Puerto Varas

He came, he saw and he conquered: Thomas Bishop was the strongest athlete at BCI Challenge Puerto Varas last weekend, picking up a stunning victory. Not only the race, but the entire trip to and through Chile he experienced as unforgettable. After the race, he wrote a wonderful story about it and we reproduce it here in full...