The andBeyond Vira Vira offers its guests the “Elegance of Adventure” in the heart of the Cordillera of the Andes in Chile. This year-round destination encompasses the style of a luxury adventure lodge with peaceful surroundings, mouth-watering home-grown food, luxurious suites and an array of activities personalized to your desires. From the moment you arrive until the moment you leave, your stay at the andBeyond Vira Vira will be an experience of a lifetime.

Location

What makes the andBeyond Vira Vira a prime location to stay during a trip to Chile’s Lake District?

Located in a 23-hectare nature reserve, the andBeyond Vira Vira is a secluded property in Chile’s Northern Lake District. The hotel is situated amongst rolling hills, with a river gently flowing by and a backdrop of snow-capped volcanic peaks. With stunning geographical diversity abound, you can spend your days immersed in the spectacular surroundings of the andBeyond Vira Vira – from paddling across glistening blue lakes to trekking up smoking volcanoes and granite peaks, the Vira Vira is the perfect base for embarking on amazing adventures in the Lake District.

Key Facts

  • surrounded by natural lagoons and rivers with views of the Villarrica Volcano
  • the hotel is located on a nearly 100-acre organic farm that includes a cheese and milk dairy
  • a one-hour drive from the La Araucanía International Airport, also known as Temuco Airport

What is special?

  • explore the nearby areas, from the black-sand beaches of Lake Villarrica to lush forests with 1000-year-old trees
  • discover the awe-inspiring natural beauty of the Villarrica National Park and various trails on the border of Argentina and Chile
  • immerse yourself in nature with a visit to one of the nearby natural hot springs that are heated by the volcanic and geothermal activity in the area

What do the guests say?

  • travelers highly recommend this superb ecotourism property at the foot of the most active volcano in South America
  • the location and scenery exceed all expectations for guests and make for an unforgettable experience
  • guests rave the andBeyond Vira Vira is the ideal getaway for those who love eco-tourism

Accommodation

What are the accommodation options at the andBeyond Vira Vira?

The hotel rooms are divided between the main lodge, containing 6 Suites with private terraces, 12 Villa Suites housed on the banks of the Liucura River and a five-bedroom Hacienda that is ideal for multigenerational travel. All accommodations boast astounding views, and each is individually decorated with beautiful local tapestries and artefacts. You will find a large bathroom and a spacious terrace overlooking the river where you can relax after a day out or admire the star-filled Chilean sky at night. Guests staying at the Hacienda will enjoy a personal chef and private excursions

Key Facts

  • the hotel offers three different types of accommodation – the main hotel, Riverside Suites, and rooms in the Hacienda
  • the Villa Suites feature a roaring fireplace, outdoor tub and floor-to-ceiling windows to admire the scenery
  • guests have the option of booking on a half-board rate, or an all-inclusive rate

What is special?

  • never be too hot or too cold, from one room to the next, as the rooms can be set simultaneously to two different temperatures
  • wake to the majestic sunrise, peering from behind snow-peaked mountain tops, as you enjoy the ravishing, panoramic views from the comfort of your bed
  • grab your pole, cast your line and experience some of the best fly-fishing right from your private terrace in the Villa Suite

What do the guests say?

  • guests feel from the time they arrived until the time they departed they couldn’t have been made to feel more welcome
  • guest can’t stop raving about how exceptionally well they rested thanks to the pillow options available on the pillow menu
  • the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere of the hotel makes guests feel like they are staying at a friend’s house

Pools & Spa

How can I best relax during my time at the andBeyond Vira Vira?

The resort’s spa treatments paired with awe-inspiring views will leave you feeling tranquil, rested and centered. With innovative and traditional services and treatments performed by a skilled team of therapists, the spa is the perfect place to enjoy a little rest and relaxation. Enjoy the soothing massage strokes from your therapist as warmth courses through your body from heated stones, or if you are aiming for a better night’s sleep, the gentle Swedish massage is just what the doctor ordered. No matter the luxurious treatment you choose to pamper yourself with, your spa journey will leave you in a total state of bliss.

Key Facts

  • the lodge offers various 60-90 minute spa therapies and treatments
  • relaxing yoga sessions with a local teacher are held at the lodge
  • receptionists are available to assist with booking your personalized treatments

What is special?

  • dissolve in the comfort of a serene spa room overlooking the sapphire blue Liucura River as you listen to its gentle flow
  • indulge in the Decontracting treatment to help relieve the tensions and stresses to the body after a day out exploring the natural beauty of the Lake District
  • harmonize your mind, body and spirit as you feel nature’s embrace in a therapeutic yoga session

What do the guests say?

  • guests could not have been happier with the wonderful mix of techniques utilized in their spa treatments
  • the sublime services and attention to detail far exceeds guest expectations
  • guests find the atmosphere to be pleasant and rave about how incredible the hot stone therapy is

 

Culinary

What types of dishes are served at the andBeyond Vira Vira? Will I have a variety of options to choose from?

The Vira Vira offers ancient indigenous recipes; as well as an international menu, all using the best and freshest ingredients from Vira Vira’s farm. Each day the chef will carefully curate an elaborate menu for the enjoyment of guests. If your tastebuds don’t fancy what’s on offer, the chef is happy to create any custom dish you like. Need help choosing a wine? The sommelier will assist you in selecting the perfect one to pair with your dish of choice and The Bar offers an array of fresh juices, soft drinks, beers and premium wines.

Key Facts

  • the hotel embraces a farm-to-table concept with meats and cheeses being produced onsite; as well as, greens from the vegetable garden, and eggs from the resident chickens
  • delicious 3-course lunches and 4-course dinners are prepared with delectable flavors of Southern Chile
  • the lodge offers a signature cuisine led by Michelin-starred chef Damian Fernandez

What is special?

  • sip sundowners in the hot tub, then make your way to the leather-sided bar next to the restaurant and take your pick from 1,000 bottles of  Chilean wine
  • sample traditional Mapuche food and listen to local music, with local tribes appearing in traditional costumes at the monthly theme night hosted by the hotel
  • learn how to best utilize local ingredients with fun and interactive cooking classes, where you will choose from a menu of authentic recipes, and then savor your creations
  • enjoy the crisp morning air or warm evening breeze as you dine al fresco and revel in the scenic setting on the banks of the Liucura River

What do the guests say?

  • guests can’t stop raving about the high-quality food and exquisite Chilean wines
  • the barbeque on the beach each week is a guest favorite
  • guests are blown away by the attentiveness of the staff and service

Activities

What type of experiences are available during my stay at the andBeyond Vira Vira?

Pucon is home to some of Chile’s most incredible scenery. From volcanoes to lakes and Monkey Puzzle reserves, natural beauty abounds; making it the perfect destination for explorations and outdoor adventures. There are more than twenty-five activities available ranging from kayaking on nearby lakes and rivers to horse riding, fly fishing and mountain biking. In the winter months, strap on your skis or snowboard and careen down the slopes of a volcano or experience the thrill of husky sledding. For something a little more low-impact, you can indulge in soul-nourishing yoga sessions or an in-room massage.

Key Facts

  • the region surrounding the lodge offers a vast selection of hiking/trekking excursions that are led by expert guides
  • complimentary excursions are carried out in groups, and the list of daily activities varies by season
  • travelers can work with the staff’s team of guides to plan personalized, all-inclusive, excursions to hike, kayak and trek the surrounding terrain

What is special?

  • reward yourself, after a tiresome trek up the Villarrica Volcano, with a soothing bath in a thermal spring in the heart of nature
  • for moments when you just want to relax and curl up with a good book or a glass of wine there is a lounge and library available at your leisure
  • enjoy an exhilarating helicopter ride to the top of the Villarrica Volcano, where you will then hop on your bike for a thrilling 1-hour ride across lava fields
  • after a day of adventure, relax in one of the wooden hot tubs overlooking the Liucura River, and soak up the beautiful surroundings or pamper yourself with a tension-releasing massage

What do the guests say?

  • climbing the Villarrica Volcano is one of the most memorable activities for guests
  • guests love that daily activities and adventures can be personalised to suit you, ensuring you get the most out of your stay
  • the staff’s willingness to provide an unforgettable experience is what makes guests want to return again and again to the andbeyond Vira Vira