Villarrica National Park is located in the Andes, in the Araucania and Los Rios regions of Chile, near Pucon. The centerpiece of the park is a line of three volcanoes stretching transversely to the Andean range: Villarrica, Quetrupillan, and Lanin.
The park protects Valdivian temperate rainforest habitat. Roble (Nothofagus obliqua) and Rauli (Nothofagus alpina) trees are found at lower elevations. Coihues occur in the wettest areas. At higher elevations, forests are dominated by the Araucarias. The park's forests provide habitat for wildlife such as cougars, chilla and Culpeo foxes, Pudues, Coypus, Harris's Hawks, Lesser Grisons, Molina's Hog-nosed Skunks, and the rare Monitos del Monte.