We took the opportunity to make several stops at some of the beaches, including Niklitscheck and Hermosa. Visitors are bewitched by all these havens. A few kilometers ahead, we crossed a bridge and saw a spot where boats and canoes may be hired on the right. That is also the access to La Poza, a water spring amidst the rainforest which in turn lodges Loreley Island.
Later on, we got past Venado Beach, famous for its fine sand. Afterwards, we spotted the Pescado River, where angling enthusiasts are delighted by salmon and trout fishing. We stopped to take some photographs of the chapel made with Patagonian cypress tiles and the watermill formerly used to grind wheat.
When we finally faced the falls, we stood there for a while, astonished by the roaring waters that would never stop. The cascade is made up by several steps of basaltic rocks from the Osorno Volcano. They lead the waters of Lake Todos los Santos towards the Petrohué River. This scene emerged after a volcanic episode, when large masses of lava were joined by vitreous material.
The waterway is surrounded by lush vegetation and its volume increases during the rain season. This is a fantastic view and it is totally worth traveling so many kilometers to get to this attractive nook in southern Chile.
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It lies 130 kilometers away from Frutillar; in Puerto Varas, take International Route 225 towards Ensenada.