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Puerto Varas is a city in the southern Chilean province of Llanquihue, in the Los Lagos Region. It is located just about 20 kilometres from Puerto Montt along the shores of the Llanquihue Lake with the Osorno Volcano as its background.
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|Bordemundo Bed and Breakfast||Camino a Ensenada km 3.5||GUESTHOUSE||91|
|Canales del Sur Costanera||Vicente Pérez Rosales Ave.||Guesthouse||-|
|Casa Ko Bed and Breakfast||Camino a Ensenada Km. 37||Guesthouse||-|
|Casa Mawenco||Pasaje Ricke 224||HOSTEL||-|
|CasaMusica 4 Backpackers||Imperial 567||HOSTEL||-|
|Chimanga Hostel||San Pedro 410 Puerto Varas||Hostel||88|
|Compass del Sur||Klenner 467||Guesthouse||91|
|Hostal Opapa Juan||Arturo Prat 107 Puerto Varas||Hotel||-|
|Hostel Melmac Patagonia||Walker Martínez 561||HOSTEL||-|
|Hosteria Outsider||San Bernardo 318||guesthouse||-|
|Hotel Boutique Ignacia Villoria||Santa Rosa 714 interior Puerto Varas||Hotel||-|
|Margouya 2||Purisima 681||Hostel||93|
|Ruca Hostel||San Ignacio 1100||Hostel||87|
|Tradicion Austral||Terraplen 765||Guesthouse||92|
|Turismo Chancerel||Decher 400||Guesthouse||89|
|Estancia 440||Decher 440||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Casa Margouya Chile||Santa Rosa 318||HOSTEL||-|
|Hostal Vermont Puerto Varas||Pasaje Ricke 224||HOSTEL||-|
|El Refugio de la Patagonia||Ruta 225 kilómetro 39,5 Camino Ensenada||GUESTHOUSE||-|
There are cybercafes in every major and midsize city and at all tourist destinations. Some libraries are in a program called Biblioredes, with free computers and Internet. Wifi is getting more and more common. They're usually in metro stations, airports, malls, cafes, public buildings and several public spaces. Check for the ones that say gratis - for free. McDonald's and Starbucks are chains which almost always have free wifi.
See also International Telephone Calls
The country calling code to Chile is: 56. To make an international call from Chile, the code is: 00. Emergency phone numbers include 131 (Ambulance), 132 (Fire) and 133 (Police).
Public phones located on streets are very likely to be tampered or vandalized, so it's better to use a phone located inside a commerce or a station. Prepaid cards for mobile phones and public phones are sold at most newspaper kiosks, supermarkets, gas stations, pharmacies and phone dealers. Mobile GSM networks are ubiquitous in all major cities and most of the territory of central and southern Chile. A basic prepaid cellular phone usually costs about 15,000 pesos, most frequently charged with 10,000 pesos worth of prepaid minutes. No ID is required to buy a prepaid phone. GSM SIM cards from ENTEL, Movistar or Claro are usually available for 5,000 pesos, but without credit, so you'll need to buy some prepaid minutes to be able to call. Money can be charged into a cellphone from some pharmacies (Ahumada, Cruz Verde and Salco Brand) on the counter and in cash, or by using a credit card through an automated service operator, with directions in Spanish or English.
Correos de Chile is the national postal service, and although relatively slow it is reliable with post offices throughout the country. On the website you can find more information about prices to send letters, postcards and parcels, both domestically as well as internationally. Post offices are generally open Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 6:00pm and Saturday until 2:00pm, although there are sometimes longer opening hours in the bigger central post offices and shorter ones in small places. Ask around. If you want to send packages internationally, you might consider companies like DHL, TNT or UPS, which are fast, reliable and usually competitively priced as well.
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