One night at the Explora Patagonia and you’ll feel as if you’ve made it to the end of the earth. This boutique lodge is nestled deep in the heart of the extraordinary Torres del Paine National Park in central Patagonia, with sweeping views over the Salto Chico river. The lodge which hosts 49 gorgeous rooms has been expertly designed to reflect the organic landforms of the national park, creating a calming and inspiring place to rest your head.
Explora Patagonia is located right at the heart of the extraordinary Torres del Paine National Park in central Patagonia, Chile’s southernmost region. A UNESCO biosphere reserve, the area features various untouched landscapes made up of rugged peaks, expansive lakes and some of the best hiking trails in the world. At Explora Patagonia, you’re constantly surrounded by the gentle hum of nature, as you overlook a surging waterfall and the river, and are flanked by soaring mountains.
All 49 rooms come complete with captivating views and a peaceful intimacy thanks to their no TV rule. The sophisticated design incorporates native lenga wood and cypress brought from the Guaitecas Archipelago, enhancing the lodges natural vibe. Each room has a small living area, hydromassage bath and beds designed for a deep sleep after a day of exploration.
Why we like it
Being surrounded by such astounding natural beauty and the purest air means you’re in just the right spot to go forth and discover Chile’s great-outdoors. With expert guides at hand, why not saddle-up and take to the mountains on horseback or make tracks hiking through the epic wilderness with hiking trails to suit all levels of fitness. And after all that mountain air and outdoor activity, unwind at the lodge’s bath-house, complete with heated indoor swimming pool, a sauna and four open-air jacuzzis, all with views of Lago Pehoé and Macizo del Paine.