Araucanía is in Southern Chile.
- Temuco – the capital and main city
- Pucón – On the eastern shore of Villarrica Lake in the southeast of the region. Popular for hiking to the nearby Villarrica vulcano and Huerquehue National Park.
- Villarrica – On the western shore of Villarrica Lake, like Pucón but a much more laid-back and relaxing option to stay in the region.
Araucanía is known for its adventure sports and natural beauty. This region of Chile has the greatest number of indigenous Mapuche people. Since the 1990s, conflict has arisen between the Mapuche and government over land and rights issues.