Puerto Montt is known as the gateway to Chile’s Lake District and Patagonia but many travelers prefer to explore, eat and shop in nearby Puerto Varas, on Lake Llanquihue, the second-largest lake in the country. You can see the peaks of Osorno, Mt. Calbuco and Mt. Tronador from town, and there are fascinating flavors along with the stunning views. Puerto Varas is known for its German settlers and German architecture and food. From craft beers to baumkuchen (tree or log cake), you won’t go hungry in Puerto Varas’s atmospheric restaurants replete with good cheer. The town also has some lovely buildings like the 1918 "Wooden Church" and the Sagrado Corazón de Jesús Church.