Villarrica is a small, somewhat rural community on the shores of Lake Villarrica, a large lake in the Lakes District. It is on the opposite side of the lake as Pucón, a heavy traffic tourist area. Although much smaller than Pucón, it still has much to offer, especially for those desiring a more relaxed and quiet city than Pucón.
On the lake is a beach, along with various boat rental shops. The lake is popular for swimming, canoeing, and motor sports. Villarrica is especially popular with backpackers, as it offers a variety of low priced hostels similar to those commonly found in Europe.