Why travel to Chile for a honeymoon? As a country spanning around 4,000kms from the north to the south, but a mere 177kms from east to west, the shape of Chile allows for many contrasts. These geographical contrasts are echoed in the political contrasts that have also shaped this wonderful country’s social psyche and so, for many that choose to come here on Chile honeymoons, the journey is both physical and mental.
Opened in June 2009, the Cumbres Puerto Varas has really set new standards for the accommodation in and around Puerto Varas. One of the four Cumbres hotels in Chile, hotel Cumbres Puerto Varas is certainly one of the most stylish and upmarket properties with 90 rooms and a whole swathe of facilities, this is definitely one of the top picks.
With so many great hotels up in this region of Chile, it is difficult to pick an out and out winner as each offer something different. In our view, however, if you are after views, great food, great service, facilities and value for money then the Tierra Atacama is where we pick! Wonderfully spacious rooms look out to the volcanoes of the Andes.
Many would argue that the Awasi is the best property in and around San Pedro de Atacama…and for good reason. This small and very private property is made entirely in the local adobe fashion and so merges with its surroundings perfectly.
The Lake District
While not quite as wild as Chilean Patagonia to the south, the Sur Chico and Chile’s lake district is a region of the country that never fails to surprise and inspire those that venture here. In contrast to the other regions of Chile, Sur Chico is an area of snow capped volcanoes, pale green lakes and endless miles of virgin and ancient forest. Mixed in with this wondrous natural beauty are plenty of interesting and quirky places to lay your head or simply take it all in. For those looking for an adventure then this is the place.
Along with the Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia, there is no doubt that the Atacama Desert is one of the huge draws for anyone considering a trip to Chile. This vast and arid region, stretching 600 miles south from the Peruvian border, is known as one of the driest places on the planet and, it has been reported, there are regions in the Atacama that have not seen a drop of water in over 300 years! With stunning scenery, and plenty of walking to be done, this is somewhere that needs to be seen to be believed.