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Best Hotel in Pucon, Chile

Our Kind of Camping - &Beyond Vira Vira Opens
October 25, 2018
By , Contributing Writer
What do you get when one of the best luxury safari providers in Africa sets up shop in idyllic South American wine country? A perfect soulmate marriage, of course. Beyond is heading across the pond to open its very first lodge outside of Africa: Hacienda Vira Vira in Chile’s Lake District. Located on the shore of Liucura river in the heart of lush wilderness, you can hike mountains and take in the natural beauty of vineyards, or sleep in until noon and enjoy farm-to-table meals in your luxury suite, or soak in a traditional hot tub, depending on your mood. The ambience combined with one of the top wine lodges in South America is one more reason to hop on a plane to Chile.
About those suites. With their warm wood furnishings, spacious layout, and breathtaking views, they blend right into the surrounding wildlife. But don’t be fooled – this isn’t Last of the Mohicans. There’s a reason why &Beyond has a rep for luxury. Rooms are equipped with posh bathrooms and outdoor tubs, and take “glamping” to a whole new level. You can stay in a suite overlooking the Liucura river or a hotel room with a view of the Vira Vira farm. Those of you who like bringing your family and friends and family’s friends along on vacation can book the owner’s lodge, which features one master suite, four bedrooms, living and dining spaces done up in rustic modern, and a shaded veranda.
For outdoorsy types: Hacienda Vira Vira is the spot for adventure aficionados with many cool activities. There’s the hiking we mentioned, and kayaking, fly fishing, skiing, and white water rafting. If you don’t feel like putting on hiking boots or zipping yourself into a wetsuit, the lodge can arrange for you to explore the region via helicopter. And for mini-adventurers, the WILDchild program is designed for children with outdoor activities that are fun and educational. At the end of the day, treat yourself at the award-winning Relais & Chateaux Gourmet Restaurant that gives a whole new meaning to al fresco, and find out why the Lake District is considered one of the top wine regions in the world.
It’s not all adventures and relaxation. &Beyond designs visitor experiences so they’ll learn more about their surroundings and walk away with a deeper appreciation for nature. Their ethos is community: sustaining land and people. At the heart of Hacienda Vira Vira is preserving local Mapuche culture and tradition. So along with a boost of adrenaline, you’ll return home spiritually nourished.
Hacienda Vira Vira opened on September 1st, 2018. Book now to get in touch with your inner Indiana Jones.