andBeyond Vira Vira
What We Love
- Villarica Volcano views from most parts of the lodge
- Fly-fishing on suite terraces
- The neighboring 100-acre farm that fuels the hotel’s fresh and organic eats
- A comprehensive pillow menu—choose from options like supportive gel and hypoallergenic
What To Know
- Villa Suites offer fireplaces, outdoor tubs, and panoramic Lake District vistas
- With advance notice, the staff can arrange for in-room massages
- The WILDChild program for kids between 6 and 12 includes activities like bird watching and horseback riding
- The property is closed annually from mid-July through the end of August
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Liucura River eco-lodge whose extensive outdoor excursion menu is aimed at the modern-day adventurer
For its first edition outside of Africa, experiential travel stalwarts andBeyond selected a road-less-traveled blend of dairy farmlands and snowcapped volcanoes in Chile’s picturesque Lake District,. It’s a bucolic backdrop best explored with one of the property’s many knowledgeable guides—trademarks of the high-end tour company. Whether you’re ascending the Villarica Volcano (if you’re feeling flush, helicopter rides to the summit are also available), taking a lazy dip in one of the area’s thermal pools, trekking through one of the many surrounding evergreen rainforests, or getting to know the country’s wild side by horseback riding alongside Huaso cowboys, andBeyond’s unofficial nature concierges are instrumental when it comes to interpreting your rugged surroundings. Back at the hacienda, indulge in the hot tub in your split-level cabin-inspired room lined with pale indigenous woods and local mapuche tapestries, or soak in a more convivial vibe at the open-air bar where the drinks menu includes a gingery pisco sour and an impressive list of local reds.
In the Area
You’re a 60-minute drive from La Araucania International Airport (an hour’s flight from Santiago); transfers are part of your all-inclusive rate here. If you’re craving a break from the high-adrenaline outdoor adventures, partake in one of the retreat’s more relaxed onsite activities, which include a riverside morning yoga session or a tour of the adjacent farm, where you can get a crash-course in cheese making. As part of the brand’s signature commitment to sustainability, the lodge staff can also coordinate visits to the nearby town of Curarrehue, home to the area’s indigenous Mapuche community, where guests can meet weavers and lunch at a traditional ruka (a local straw dwelling).
How to Get There
We arrived to this great property from San Martin De Los Andes (Argentina) by car. In spite you need to clear customs the trip is Amazing! Nationals Parks on both sides (Argentina & Chile)… Mountains, Araucarias (unique trees that grows in this area) Snow, rivers, animals & and The Amazing Patagonia…
And Beyond Vira Vira is in a town called Pucon and the great attractive is an enormous active Volcano called Villa Rica. The property is great, with a lake and a beautiful river that passes through the back of your villa! The rooms are excellent, all in wood very well equipped and tasty decorated. The Housekeeping is Excellent!
We did three excursions: Floating by the river, exploring the Villa Rica Volcano & visiting to a typical Mapuche family. The three of them with Jorge (our private guide) had been great!! Jorge is very passionate about the culture and nature of this special place.
The food is excellent, we all loved the big and cozy restaurant. All the people had been great with us and our kids’ needs
Thank you Marianne, Greg and ALL our new friends from &Beyond Vira Vira!! You make this amazing place shine in the middle of the Patagonia Mountains!!
See you soon!!!
Rooms are stunning and the excursions were excellent, a wide variety of options to suit all. Our guide was very flexible really made the stay. Food in the restaurant was a bit hit and miss, really good the first couple of nights and then ok but not brilliant
We’ve stayed in some really great places, but Hacienda Vira Vira is right up there with the very best.
A beautifully secluded location about a dozen Kilometres from Pucon, on the banks of an idyllic river and with incredible mountain views. Very exclusive, very high quality.
The place itself is fantastic, but the real ‘wow’ is the personalised service and incredible attention to detail, the small touches having the biggest impact. The warmest of greetings await you every time you return to the Hacienda from a trip, with a cold towel, a drink and lots of smiles. Little surprises like truffles placed in the room with a bottle of wine after a tour. When we returned from hiking the nearby volcano, they had unilaterally and spontaneously prepared the hot tub for our return to soothe weary muscles. They were happy to go into town for us and pick up medicine from the pharmacy. No fuss, no charge.
The cuisine doesn’t disappoint, with amazingly fresh ingredients, and brilliant service. The menu is a set one, but is different every day. It’s the service that really makes the difference. The staff are excellent, appear to be happy and can’t do enough to make your stay a brilliant one. Great management to create and sustain that culture day in, day out.
The activities were good and well organised and the transportation immaculate. We did biking, kayaking and visited the spa as well as the volcano hike, which is outsourced and was a real highlight, a fantastic day.
We loved our time at Vira Vira, and will definitely plan to return. Great place, the very best service.