Vira Vira Hacienda Hotel
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Vira Vira Hacienda HotelVira Vira Hacienda Hotel sits just outside the German-influenced town of Pucón. Surrounded by a rushing river and the impressive Volcano Villarrica, it was opened by a Swiss couple, Michael and Claudia Paravicini, in October 2014, and it is the only high-end hotel in the area to offer all-inclusive stays, with excursions alongside the hotel’s own team of guides.
The bedrooms are decorated with local touches, such as handwoven throws. There are four different room options: suites in the main hotel; riverside villas with their own outdoor Jacuzzis; hacienda suites in the family house; or the 195-square-meter "Ruca" suite, which stands apart from the rest in a woody glade.
Days are spent exploring the region’s volcanoes, waterfalls, lakes, thermal pools, and rivers. In the summer, activities include kayaking, hiking, biking, horseback riding, and fly-fishing. In the winter, guests can ski on a husky-pulled sled ride. There is also much to explore within the hotel grounds, which are home to an array of animals including dairy cows, chickens, and ponies. Plus, four wooden hot tubs offer a soothing soak either by day or under the stars.