It´s name given by the aborigines means sunken or summered place. It´s geographical origin is due to the action of very large Glaciers that created the watershed were large amount of water from thaws accumulated at the end of the 1st Ice Age. On it´s shorelines Cities like Puerto Varas, Frutillar, Llanquihue and Puerto Octay settle among other smaller ones, although smaller in extension, are still renowned for the Natural beauty and architectural richness. So is the case of the Villa Ensenada and Las Cascadas. To make the full circuit around the Lake it is necessary to travel for about 185 Km, in either one full day or extended in three. Starting from Puerto Varas on route 225, completely paved, it is possible to get to Las Cascadas on a short gravel road accessible to any type of vehicle and from there reach Puerto Octay. This Same road will take you through Frutillar and Llanquihue, and then heading back to Puerto Varas through the main Double lane Highway (Route 5) .