Often visitors come to the south with the single aim of seeing its most spectacular sights - its lakes and volcanoes, its mountains and unusual flora. But sometimes they forget that this is also a country of tiny towns and farms and the extraordinarily warm people who populate them. Melipeuco and Conguillío National Park offer the rare opportunity of experiencing both together.
An ongoing project will propose an area of over 4,000 square miles around one of the country’s most active volcanoes for inclusion in a new class of park developed by United Nations’ Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). The official decision will be made by an international committee in July of 2012.