The Hacienda Hotel Vira Vira is set in a beautiful and unique location close to Pucón, Chile. It features a 23ha native park along the shores of the Liucura River and offers an oasis of peace and recreation. Hotel Vira Vira brings a new concept of vacation to life – “The Elegance of Adventure” which means that a large range of exclusive activities and excursions are part of your “all inclusive” stay.
Pucón is reachable by a 1 hour flight south of Santiago to Temuco Airport (from where the hotel includes the 1.5 hr transfer), or from Puerto Montt (4 hours through the lakes – which can be made into a day trip), or San Martin de los Andes in Argentina (3 hours).
This Relais & Chateaux hotel in Northern Patagonia, just outside Pucón, has several unique aspects: it is family owned by a Swiss family who decided to move to Pucón as the father remembered the area as being one of the most beautiful on earth after visiting as a child.
Hotel Vira Vira has created a utopia bringing the "farm to fork" concept to its fullest with an on-site dairy producing multiple varieties of cheese, and vegetable gardens as well as wheat crops in order to make bread from their own supply.
Rooms vary from 12 villa suites stretched along the river bank with outdoor jacuzzis, and 6 suites in the hotel for the classic hotel experience. All rooms overlook the lagoon and have a beautiful view to the river Liucura, with the rooms sporting fantastic orientation towards the rising morning sun.
The standalone suites are situated right on the shore of Liucura River and those in the main hotel building face the majestic view of Villarrica Volcano. All suites are a short walk away from the main hotel building and offer unrivaled comfort and ambiance. Each suite comes equipped with an individual fire place, living area, large bathroom, terrace overlooking either the river or the volcano and with an outdoor hot tub to enjoy the clear and unmatched Chilean skies at night.
Staying true to the hotel’s “elegance of adventure” there are multiple activities on offer. Horseback riding is one, with Chilean style riding classes undertaken by the former Spanish Olympic team trainer. Hiking and visits to the national park of Villarrica are available – you will find majestic araucarias, lleugue and the cypress of the cordilleras as well as rich and untouched fauna. The park is open to the public, with hikes organised as either half day or full day excursions. In close collaboration with the Birding Club of Pucón, Vira Vira offers a range of exciting excursions to areas around Pucón. Vira Vira is the perfect place for birding due to its well-preserved nature; you will see many different species such as the Giant Magellan Carpenter, Andean Condor, Magellanic Woodpecker and many others. A biking tour is available, taking its route through the picturesque lake districts.
The hacienda operates a fully-fledged farm on over 40ha with its principal aim to provide fresh, healthy and delicious food to guests and to afford interesting insights into the operations of a modern farm and cheese dairy. The restaurant has been designed to offer guests the best food straight from the produce of the farm. Everyday the chef will carefully put together an elaborate menu for the enjoyment of the guests.
The Hacienda Hotel Vira Vira is wonderfully situated amongst the most striking geographic and ecological features. Local flora and fauna abound; beautiful views of local waterways and the neighboring mountain range captivate, whilst the service and elegant accommodations rounds out a truly remarkable experience.
Hotel Vira Vira | Parcela 22a Quetroleufu | Pucón | Chile
With cheese made at the Vira Vira dairy.
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