This is a region of Chile. Spanish is widely spoken in all the region, but the southern people speak a bit slower than Santiaguinos. In the Araucanía region, the Mapudungun is used in rural communities, especially between elders.
The Cochamó Valley is in the Lakes Region of Chile. The valley is known as the Yosemite of Chile, a term and comparison first coined by Seattle Times reporter Bill Dietrich, who wrote about his horseback trek and visit in 1997.
Araucanía is in Chile. Its capital and main city is Temuco. There are important touristic poles as Villarrica's Lake where are located towns as Pucón and Villarrica located in the southeastern of the region.