Both cities are located by the side of the Villarica lake, offering travelers all kind of activities: sun and beach in summer, snow in winter, hot springs, outdoor sports, mountain and volcano climbing during all year, in addition to restaurants, pubs, bars, farmers’ fairs, local product stores and a casino. In both cities, the inheritance of the German settlers is combined with the traditions of the Mapuche people and the influence of foreigners from several parts of Chile and the world, transforming them into cosmopolitan places.