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Top 3 Lodges in Northern Patagonia

When thinking about Lodges in Patagonia, Torres del Paine National Park typically comes to mind. However, Northern Patagonia offers just as many unique accommodations and exciting excursions as its counterpart in the south. Check out our list of the Top 3 Lodges in Northern Patagonia. 

Puyuhuapi Lodge & Spa – Lodges in Northern Patagonia

lodges-in-northern-patagonialodges-in-northern-patagoniaLocated on the banks of Dorita Bay in Northern Patagonia is Puyuhuapi Lodge. This Eco Lodge offers rooms with views overlooking the bay, the mountains, and the surrounding landscapes. Escape from the busy city and relax in a peaceful environment surrounded by spectacular views.

Nature Tours: Puyuhuapi Lodge offers a wide variety of nature tours, all with a focus on environmental preservation. Navigate the Patagonian fjords by sea kayak past islets and islands, searching for marine birds. Wander through the Enchanted Forest where you will find hundreds of botanical species and greenery. Journey to the Ventisquero Colgante area of Queulat National Park and see the River Ventisquero carving through the hanging glacier pouring down the cliffsides.

Puyuhuapi Lodge and Spa offers the perfect combination of adventure and relaxation. There are three open-air baths near the edges of the fjords, heated by natural thermal hot springs. Puyuhuapi Lodge is ideal for travelers seeking adventure by day and relaxation by night, all in a peaceful and picturesque setting.

Getting there: From Balmaceda Airport, a representative from the lodge will transfer you approximately 4-hours along the scenic Austral Road to Puyuhuapi Lodge.

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Hotel Vira Vira – Lodges in Northern Patagonia

lodges-in-northern-patagoniaLocated near Pucon in the Northern Patagonia Chilean region lies Hotel Vira Vira. Sitting along the banks of the Liucura River, this lodge offers the best of “Elegance and Adventure.” Volcanoes, lakes, lagoons, rivers and a thousand-year-old monkey tree forest make up the surrounding landscapes. This recommended lodge in Northern Patagonia is best for those seeking a unique adventure with elegant accommodations.

Nature Tours: The lodge focuses on providing guests with catered excursions to meet their interests.  Choose between sailing, fly fishing, bird watching, snowshoeing and more. The lodge offers a variety of rooms, from the cozy haciendas to the Ruca Suite sitting on the bank of the natural lagoon surrounded by native forest.  They have accommodations for both 4* and 5* clients.

Getting there: Transfers are provided by the hotel from Pucon and Temuco airports.

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Huilo-Huilo Reserve – Lodges in Northern Patagonia

The Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve is one of the most magical places in South America. Set in the lush Valvidian Ecoregion east of Valdivia in Central Chile, the reserve proves to be one of the most biodiverse regions in the world! The reserve is home to four unique lodges.  If you are a lover of woodland nature, you will not be disappointed with your stay at any of the lodges.

The Nawelpi Lodge, hidden within the dense forest, offers luxurious suites with views of the rushing Fuy River. The Nawelpi Lodge is adorned with rustic wooden details, yet still sophisticated and luxurious. Perfect for a couple seeking a romantic getaway to connect with nature.

lodges-in-northern-patagoniaThe Montana Magica Lodge was built to look like a volcano, covered with bright green moss with majestic waterfalls cascading down the sides. It resembles that of a woodland castle. Montana Magica is great for families with kids, as well as travelers whose inner child wants to transport into a woodland fairytale.


Nothofagus Hotel is an epic architectural wooden complex. You will be shocked and impressed upon entering the lobby as you look up at the spiraling walkways. This lodge is perfect for travelers seeking an upscale tree house style lodge.

lodges-in-northern-patagoniaReino Fungi Lodge, also known as, the “Mushroom Kingdom” is yet another architectural masterpiece and the fourth lodge in the reserve. The design was inspired by the native plant life in the surrounding area. Reino Fungi Lodge is another excellent option for those looking for a cozy lodge surrounded by lush forest and plant life.

TheHuilo-Huilo Reserve provides guests with a variety of all inclusive programs, with a range of excursions from white water rafting to trekking to wildlife safaris and visits to local communities.  Each lodge will meet and exceed any travelers expectations.

Getting There: From Santiago, take a 1.5-hour flight to Temuco, Chile and transfer 190 km to Huilo-Huilo Reserve. Or, from Puerto Montt, transfer 350km to the reserve.

All of these Lodges in Northern Patagonia are easy to combine with a trip to Puerto Montt or Puerto Varas in the Lake District.  Take a look at our Lake District Tours for additional ideas or click here to customize your own tour throughout South America.

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Jon Hillstead

Jon was born in Los Angeles, California and raised in the Pacific Northwest. His interest in travel and South America came to life while he was studying abroad during college. Living and working in the Ecuadorian Amazon, he became intrigued with the indigenous Kichwa culture and local way of life. This sparked his interest to continue to explore other parts of South America. He traveled from the Amazon to the Andes and from the coast of the Galapagos and into Peru. Traveling all by land from Mancora in Northern Peru to Lake Titicaca in southern Peru, gave him an understanding of the geography and culture of the country. Some of Jon’s highlights include snorkeling with manta rays in the Galapagos, trekking at 13,000 ft in the Cordillera Blanca, and watching the sun rise over Machu Picchu. With his love for adventure, the outdoors and his passion for travel, Jon hopes to inspire others with his experiences to make South America their next travel destination.
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