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
- 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’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.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful resort. Our suite was outstanding with beautiful views next to the river. We took advantage of many of the excursions on offer and enjoyed them all. The white water rafting and horse riding stand out as our favourites. Everything is well run and the staff are great. Any causes of concern are dealt with in a professional manner, the client is truly listened to.
Our thanks to our guide Sebastian who worked with us to make the most of our stay.
We highly recommend a stay here. Superb.
An absolute glorious stay at a perfect resort. This place checks every box. Immaculate grounds and location and attentive service. We stayed for 2 days during a bike trip. Upon arriving back at our room on day 2 there was a full bubble bath with lit candles and a cooled bottle of champagne. That sums up the experience.
I think this property is fairly new to the And Beyond group and they seem determined to make it work. We were there in October, early spring and slow and were treated like royalty. Our room (casita) was large and luxurious. Large jetted tub, separate shower, outdoor hot tub, fire place in the sitting area. and a huge glass floor to ceiling wall looking out to a rushing river just 20 feet away. The food and wines could not have been better.Much is prepared on site. Breads were soooooo good! Guides and activities were just right: private river rafting, hiking and off road cycling. Highly recommend.
Yo will not be disappointed! This property is 50 hectares. They offer many activities with very professional and knowledgable guides. The accommodations are as nice as you will find any where. Take a tour of the property with one of the staff. Well worth it.