Hacienda Hotel Vira Vira

Location: Chilean Lake District | Chile

Price guide: £££££ £350-£500 per person per night

Escape to the idyllic countryside of Chile’s Lake District with a stay at the sleek yet delightfully homely Hacienda Hotel Vira Vira, a member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux hotels. Perfectly placed amidst lush forests, simmering volcanoes and jagged mountain peaks, the hacienda has its own farm and cheese dairy, and encapsulates eco-chic luxury. There are also countless activities to try your hand at, from horse riding to kayaking, hiking, biking and birding. Our prediction? You’ll never want to leave.
Perfect forGetting away from it all and immersing yourself in the blissful, bucolic scenery.
In the knowVira Vira’s owners Michael and Claudia live at the hotel with their children and will make you feel right at home: Michael shows you around the grounds when you arrive and Claudia leads the Ruca activities, including yoga.

Recommended for...

  • Cultural Immersion
  • Eco-tourism
  • Family-friendly
  • Food & Wine

Hotel Overview

Where

Hacienda Hotel Vira Vira is perched on the banks of the Liucura River close to Pucón, within a stunning park, overlooking the volcanoes beyond.

Rooms at Hacienda Hotel Vira Vira

This is an intimate hotel with just a handful of suites, all of which are beautifully designed with slick, natural wood interiors, splashes of colour and spacious slate-clad ensuite bathrooms. The rooms recall the style of a traditional hacienda, with vibrant Chilean rugs, throws and cushions punctuating the minimalist all-wood backdrop.

Many are right on the shores of the Liucura River, and you can relish the views over the lagoon, the river and the volcanoes from your huge window, private terrace or outdoor Jacuzzi - a perfect spot for taking in the panoramic starry skies in the evening. Relax by the cosy fireplace on cool winter nights.

Food & Drink

The eco-conscious will love Vira Vira’s on-site farm. As well as all the animals roaming about freely, there’s an organic vegetable garden, beehives peppered throughout the park and a dairy factory where you can learn how to make cheese.

The chef whips up exquisite Mapuche-influenced dishes with a menu that changes daily, naturally using the fresh produce grown on the doorstep, epitomising the 'farm to fork;' concept - which is for the exclusive consumption of guests. Dishes can be personalised for you - just ask for your favourites, and they'll be exquisitely prepared, Chilean style! Wash it all down with the hacienda's top selection of Chilean wines and beers. There’s also a picturesque barbecue area with overhanging fairy lights down by the river.

Facilities

After a day's adventures, relax in one of the wooden hot tubs that line the Liucura River, and soak up the beautiful surroundings. Indoors, there’s a lounge and library for moments when you just want to curl up with a good book or a glass of wine. 

Activities at Hacienda Hotel Vira Vira

Take your pick of Vira Vira’s exhilarating activities, including whitewater rafting, kayaking, volcano-climbing, snowboarding, skiing, sailing, cycling, bathing in volcanic hot springs, horse riding, trekking and more. For something extra-special, enjoy a scenic helicopter ride over the volcanoes and lush green valleys. 

Back on terra firma, walk around the river and the lagoons in the park, and as well as the ponies, cows, ducks and turkeys on the farm, keep an eye out for rare species such as the Chilean fox, the garcilla (heron) and the coipos (Chilean beaver). 

Ruca is a wonderful space where you can enjoy fun indoor activities such as yoga, painting and cooking, while for families there are special programmes including camping and treasure hunts.

Daily activities and adventures can be personalised to suit you, ensuring you make the most of your stay. 

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Hotel location

Hacienda Hotel Vira Vira can be reached via a 1-hour flight from Santiago to Temuco, followed by a 1.5-hour transfer to the hotel. If you are arriving from Patagonia, you can fly into to Puerto Montt. The hacienda can also be reached from Argentina via San Martin de los Andes or Bariloche.

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