Puyuhuapi Lodge & Spa is luxury in the middle of nowhere. Set against the blue waters of a fjord, surrounded by enchanting uncharted ancient forests, and enriched by the region’s plenteous hot springs, this beautifully isolated lodge is the perfect combination of adventure and solitude in the legendary Chilean Patagonia.

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Arriving at Puyuhuapi Lodge and Spa requires pioneering through forests and fjords, but the result is unforgettable. A flight over the Andes, a drive along the scenic Carretera Austral, and a picturesque boat ride across the deserted Bay Dorita later, Puyuhuapi emerges as glistening wooden fortress, seemingly born out of its surrounding wilderness of lush forests. Constructed of wood native to the region by local craftsmen, the property hosts 29 cozy rooms and one substantial cabin-like Captain’s Suite, all with seating areas and terraces overlooking the stunning panorama of fjords and mountains. As an added luxury, the en-suite bathrooms contain bathtubs filled with water from the nearby hot springs. Here, the lack of television and Internet connectivity is replaced with a serene connectivity to the surrounding nature.

The cuisine at Puyuhuapi is a refined homage to the area’s heritage and local wildlife and allows guests to pair the artistic delicacies of fresh seafood and vegetables from the property’s greenhouse with a fine Chilean wine for a true taste of Patagonia. As evident by its name, Puyuhuapi is a serious spa, with wooden decks leading to various thermal pools around the property, nestled into the forest, and along the beach. The pools are a divine combination of three types of water unique to the region: pure water from the mountainous waterfalls, hot springs from the earth’s core, and salt water from the expansive ocean. It is worth indulging in the spa treatments and thalassotherapy sessions, as well as the superb ‘floating’ Watsu massage, a favorite among guests.

While the hotel’s emphasis is on relaxation, there is plenty to explore on land and sea in the Aysén region, be it fjords, ice fields, snowdrifts, glaciers, national parks, or mountain ranges. Embark on the quiet fjord waters by sea kayak to spot bird colonies, sea lions, and bottlenose dolphins, hike through the fairytale-like forests for abundant flora, fly-fish in the streams fed by the Andes snowcaps, or travel by catamaran to the San Rafael Lagoon for glacial treks. Perhaps the most impressive excursion is to the famous Hanging Glacier within Queulat National Park, an unexplored wilderness of natural wonder. No matter the adventure, guests are spoiled for options and can rest in knowing they will always be able to return to the hot springs and hospitality of Puyuhuapi Lodge & Spa.

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