Entertainment and Events
There’s not much in the way of formal entertainment venues, but somehow Pucón has plenty to do.
Filling an entire city block east of the Plaza de Armas, built primarily for those with money to burn or who fantasize beating the house, the colossal Casino de Pucón (Ansorena 23, tel. 045/441873) has used part of its profits to build a performing-arts venue and a cinema.
There’s a lot of turnover in bars, but several have managed to last more than a few seasons, most notably Krater (O’Higgins 447, tel. 045/441339) and Mama’s & Tapas (O’Higgins 587, tel. 045/449002). Both these places serve food as well, but that’s not their forte.
Early February’s Ironman Internacional de Pucón (Pucón International Triathlon) grows in popularity every year. February 27’s Aniversario de Pucón celebrates the city’s founding.
© Wayne Bernhardson from Moon Chile, 2nd edition