Termas Ventisquero de Puyuhuapi
Six kilometers south of town, between the road and the shoreline, Ventisquero de Puyuhuapi (tel. 067/325228) is an upstart hot-springs center with outdoor pools suitable for a hot soak and, for the more daring, a plunge into the sea.
Thanks to its roadside accessibility, Ventisquero is drawing visitors who otherwise might spend the day at upscale Termas de Puyuhuapi (reached only by boat).
Open 9 a.m.–11 p.m. daily, Ventisquero de Puyuhuapi charges US$15 per person for use of the baths. Upstairs, it has a handsome café that prepares espresso, quality teas, sandwiches, and kuchen.
© Wayne Bernhardson from Moon Chile, 2nd edition