An hour's drive from Curicó, this lake is a popular place for water sports such as sailing and water-skiing. The town itself, about 8 km (5 miles) away, is worth a visit for its museum but has little to offer in terms of dining or lodging. Black-necked swans are a common sight on meandering Lago Vichuquén and nearby Laguna Torca, which is a protected area.
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Founded in 1743, Curicó means "black water" in Mapudungún, the native Mapuche language. Today this agroindustrial center is the provincial capital and the gateway to...
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