5 of the Best: South American Hotels

South America is, alas, an area we’re yet to explore here at Coolector HQ but it is unquestionably on the to-do list (fitting fairly close atop it) and, as luck would have it, there are plenty of amazing hotels in this part of the world to really kick back and enjoy the breathtaking sights and sounds of the region.

We take a look at 5 of the best South American hotels below for the ultimate adventures or just relaxing and unwinding in one of the world’s most mesmerising continents. Check out our picks below:

Explora Rapa Nui, Easter Island

It’s fair to say that Easter Island is going to feature heavily on most traveller’s bucket lists and you might as well kick back and enjoy a spot of luxury whilst you’re there with the breathtakingly appointed and wonderfully well situated Explora Hotel on the Rapa Nui part of the island. This stunning base for exploring the giant heads the island is synonymous with is situated on on 23 acres of unspoilt land on a rare patch of the world famous island which is actually free from the archaeological remains but close enough to go out and explore them at your leisure. With 30 rooms, a spa, bar, swimming pool and all manner of adventure excursions, you’ll never be short of things to do at Explora Rapa Nui.

Vira Vira Hotel, Chile

Chile is home to some of the most extraordinary nature reserves out there and the Vira Vira Hotel in Pucón, Chilean Patagonia, really is amongst the most breathtaking imaginable. Located in a 23ha native park adjacent to the shores of the spectacular Liucura River the Vira Vira Hotel delivers an oasis of tranquility and adventure rolled into one. This stunning resort brings a new concept of vacation to life which they call “The Elegance of Adventure” and this means that they boast an extensive range of exclusive activities and excursions which are all part of your “all inclusive” stay at the glorious looking hotel in one of the most beautiful parts of the world.

Mashpi Lodge, Ecuadorian Rainforest

If nature and wildlife is your reason for travelling to South America, the absolutely exquisite looking Mashpi Lodge in the Ecuadorian Rainforest should definitely be one of the hotels on your list of places to stay. This amazing hotel is billed as a cocoon of luxury situated in the clouds and if that doesn’t sell it to you, the fact that you can discover  500 species of birds; trees and frogs which are found nowhere else in the world alongside crashing waterfalls and mysterious felines surely will. A luxurious retreat with exemplary spas and first class cuisine, there will be no better place to relax and unwind after a day of exploring the rainforest than the sensational Mashpi Lodge.

Ponta Dos Ganchos, Brazil

Situated in the Santa Carina area of Brazil, the exclusive Ponta dos Ganchos resort is located on three small islands and a bay with white sands so it’s fair to say you’ll struggle to find a more serene backdrop for any South American holiday escapes than this. With just 25 sophisticated and ridiculously luxurious bungalows on the resort, each of which is carefully distributed around a private peninsula that is washed by the beautiful waters of the Emerald Coast, you’ll feel like it is your own private island. With an emphasis on first class cuisine and relaxation, there are a number of brilliant restaurants and spas to be enjoyed at this unforgettable Brazilian resort.

Vines Resort & Spa, Argentina 

Situated in the foothills of the towering Andes Mountains, the Vines Resort & Spa in Argentina should be the first port of call for anyone with a serious love of wine. This relaxing and luxurious resort is the perfect mix of traditional elegance and contemporary comfort and boasts luxurious private villas, a relaxing spa alongside world-class service and stunning views of the Andes at every turn.

In addition, a stay at the Vines Resort & Spa will see legendary Argentine chef Francis Mallmann serve up inspired regional fare and traditional asado feasts at the resort’s signature restaurant, Siete Fuegos. Last but not least, in the hotel’s vineyards, you can harvest grapes or make your own custom wine, working side-by-side with world-renowned consultant winemaker Santiago Achával. A perfect retreat for the wine enthusiast.

Leo is the owner of The Coolector and writes about the stuff he loves. And some stuff that he merely likes.