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Accommodation Spotlight Chile: The Hacienda Hotel Vira Vira

The Hotel

Set in a stunning and exclusive location close to Pucón, Chile, The Hacienda Hotel Vira Vira – Relais & Châteaux features a vast 23ha native park along the shores of the Liucura River.  Here you will find a sanctuary of peace and restoration.

The hotel is both a Hacienda (a large estate or plantation with a dwelling house) and a Hotel hence the name Hacienda Hotel Vira Vira. The Hacienda operates a fully-fledged farm across over 40ha.  The primary goal is to provide fresh, healthy as well as delicious food to guests. Furthermore, the Hacienda aims to provide an insight into the modern operations of a farm and cheese dairy.

Designed by the owners, this hotel in Chile sets out to deliver spacious, luxurious and comfortable suites to their guests. There are a few options for guests.  They can stay in exquisitely crafted rooms at the main house (with the owners of the Hotel) or in gorgeously decorated and spacious junior suites at the main Hotel building.  Alternatively, there are beautifully designed senior suites in separate apartments sitting at the shores of the Liucura river.

Each of the rooms and suites feature private, expansive as well as modern bathrooms. In addition, all senior suites possess an outdoor hot tub offering superb views of the river.  Consequently the setting is exceptionally stunning at night as the moon and stars shine in the sky and reflect in the water.


The Restaurant offers guests exceptional meals created using fresh Chile produce from the hotel’s farm. The restaurant’s cuisine is a fusion of local and ancient indigenous recipes.  Truly delectable meals are made with the freshest ingredients.

Everyday the hotel’s Chef prepares two menus.  Each of the menus are carefully curated and lovingly arranged.  Wine matches are hand-picked and perfectly paired to amplify taste and senses.  The restaurant caters to every need. Whether there are dietary requirements, or specific food preferences, the accommodating kitchen team will gladly prepare something for you.  After a plentiful meal,  a generous selection of drinks are on offer at the Bar. From a wide variety of fresh juices and soft drinks to beers and premium wines from Chile, your glass will never be empty.


The hotel has a multitude of activities on offer each day. There is birding, biking, hiking and horse riding across remote areas of the Cordilleras to some of the untouched places in the Villarrica National Park.  As a result, there is always something new to do each day.   Other land based activities on offer include mountain biking down a volcano as well as horse riding with a former trainer of the Spanish Olympic horse-riding team. Water based activities include ‘floating’ down the picturesque Liucura River as well as kayaking or white water rafting down through the river rapids.

Vira Vira caters horse-riding excursions to skill level.  This philosophy also applies to kayaking, fishing, mountain biking and all of the other activities on offer.

Vira Vira strives to provide each of their guests with the most personal hotel experience possible where daily excursions and activities are crafted according to guest preference.  Their all-inclusive luxurious stays are referred to as  ‘The Elegance of Adventure’ – an all day experience unrivalled by anything else.”

References:  Thank you Relais Chateaux and Hotel Vira Vira