The Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve, created in 1999, is a private natural reserve that covers over 600 km2 / 148,263 acres of native Valdivian rainforest, which has been set asided to protect wildlife, conserve rare temperate rainforest, a precious and much endangered habitat and to promote sustainable eco-tourism.
This unique environment is located east of the Mocho-Choshuenco volcanoes in the 'Los Rios' region. The area is universally considered a high-priority area for conservation due to its high degree of endemism and biodiversity. The main access is on the international gravel road that connects Panguipulli with San Martin, Argentina.
The park can also be accessed from Temuco, passing through Villarrica-Pucón. It is a distance of 170 km. (106 miles). Inside the reserve are 250 km. (156 miles) of paths and trails winding their way among the numerous species of tree. This is a place to attune to nature, discover lonely beaches, river sources, springs, waterfalls and lagoons, bird sanctuaries and native wildlife. It is an ideal area for outdoor activities such as hiking, trekking, year round skiing, fly-fishing, wildlife observation, bathing in the hot springs, canopy at 70 m (230 ft.) above the ground, sailing, rafting and kayaking. Immersed in the Biological Reserve of Huilo-Huilo, two amazing Lodges (both hotels are connected through a nicely decorated hallway) offer the warmth of a very special service and extraordinary comforts.
This new hotel is located within the Natural Reserve Huilo Huilo about 56 km / 35 miles from Panguipulli, just next to the Lodge Montaña Mágica. It belongs to the same owners as the Montaña Mágica and its name bears the same conceptual character. The baobabs or monkey bread trees are native to Africa. They are quite high and their broad trunk is noted for storing water inside. The shape of this unique hotel resembles that of a Baobab tree which has native trees grow within its center, as well as a waterfall. The hotel has 55 spacious, rustic yet comfortable rooms.
The rooms are divided into four different categories:
23 Suites of 43sqm/ 463 sq ft, which have a balcony and a Jacuzzi
15 Standard rooms of 22sq m/ 237 sq ft with private bathroom
2 Premium Suites of 68 sqm/732 sq ft. which have a balcony and a Jacuzzi
15 Superior rooms of 38sqm/ 409 sq ft which have a balcony and a bathtub
One of the reserve's main tourist attractions is the Choshuenco volcano (2.415 m / 7.923 ft), which offers year-round skiing and snowboarding for experienced skiers. Here you won't find a ski center in the traditional sense, of lifts and tracked runs, but back country skiing at its finest. For those not interested in skiing, the area has many more activities to offer: whitewater rafting and fly fishing trips on the rivers Fuy and Enco, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking or canopy tours, to name only a few. And a day filled with such outdoor activities, visitors are welcome to take a relaxing bath in the natural hot springs near the volcano.