Between Pucón forest, volcanoes and Lake District mountains, andBeyond Vira Vira is a destination for becoming at one with nature. Its 22-hectare estate revels in verdant scenery and natural lagoons, while the property itself is set on the shore of the flowing Liacura river. Homely countryside chic meets hacienda luxury in just 18 rooms: wood panels line every terraced suite, overlooking the river from tall floor-to-ceiling windows. Rustic yet contemporary charm reaches a new level in villas with outdoor hot tubs and cosy living room fireplaces.
Plenty of local character is added to the resort’s stylish design thanks to Mapuche antiques, hand-woven tapestries and playful rugs. Local guides are the expert forces behind the resort’s wide variety of excursions. Cycling and riding give way to heli-skiing and snowboarding adventures as the seasons work their magic. A visit to a local town might include meeting a Mapuche weaver and having lunch at a traditional ruka (house), learning about the Mapuche’s deep connection with Mother Earth. The river offers its majesty on sailing, kayaking or fishing trips – from the sedate to the extreme. Further afield, a helicopter tour of the active Villarrica volcano and thermal springs is an unforgettable opportunity. For total relaxation, the resort’s co-owner leads yoga classes each morning to align chakras, and wood-burning hot tubs are secretly scattered around the grounds.
Multiple hot tubs around the grounds
Massages in spa treatment room
Mapuche cultural tours
Snow sports including skiing, heli-skiing and husky sledding
Watersports including water skiing, canoeing, fishing and sailing
Tour of the resort’s dairy, where cheese, yoghurt and butter are made.
BARS & RESTAURANTS:
The Vira Vira kitchen and relaxed farm-to-table restaurant serves all meals, with Latin American set menus that change daily, governed by the freshest local produce. Ingredients are sourced from the resort’s gardens or the owners’ farm nearby, from chickens producing eggs to local seafood and edible flowers. A healthy breakfast presents home baked breads, fresh juices and a buffet with many ingredients coming from the resort’s dairy. The wine list and open-air bar offer South American libations and house-infused liqueurs.
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