Top 8 Resort Towns In Chile - Updated 2024

chile resort towns
Reyanne Louisse
Reyanne Louisse  
Contributing Writer
Updated
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With its natural wonders that range from looming volcanoes to stunning coastlines, Chile is a country that nature lovers definitely shouldn’t miss visiting. Beautiful and wild rivers, such as Río Baker, also flow through its diverse landscape, providing opportunities for exciting river rafting sessions.

Prepare yourself and trek at least one of over 2,000 volcanoes present in the country. You can climb Lonquimay Volcano, which is also close to advanced skiers’ favorite ski resort, Corralco. If you enjoy water sports, try parasailing on Lake Villarrica. Other activities such as kayaking and fishing are available for you to enjoy in many Chilean cities, including the picturesque Pucón. You will also find stunning desert landscapes and relaxing hot springs in the charming town of San Pedro de Atacama.

If you want to know more about the best destinations in the country, read on for a list of the top resort towns in Chile!

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 02, 2024.

1. Pucón (from USD 55)

Pucón, Villarrica 01
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Draceane used under CC BY-SA 4.0

You will have exciting days here in Pucón, which is known to be Chile’s adventure capital. With its idyllic setting on the banks of Villarica Lake and against a stunning backdrop of Villarrica Volcano, you’ll be able to feast on postcard-worthy views throughout your stay. Try white water rafting on the Trancura River, but if it is too intense for your liking, you can rent a canoe or paddleboard for a smooth sail on the lake.

A cozy accommodation is needed after a day of adventure. You may stay at Alpes Hotel or Newen B&B if you need family rooms, or opt for an apartment with pleasing interiors and amenities.

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Alpes Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Avenida Ohiggins 545

Parking Family rooms Free parking Internet services Lift Safety deposit box Heating Fax/photocopying


Newen B&B

Wifi Available

Address: Geronimo Alderete 275

Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Internet services Tour desk Heating Luggage storage WiFi Available Free WiFi

Pucon, Región de la Araucanía, Chile
186 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
- it had probably the best shower i have had in 8 months of travelling around south america
- whilst the kitchen looks good it's not actually that user friendly
Cleanliness:
it was super clean it had a comfy bed and a very spacious balcony
Host:
- the staff that worked in the complex were very friendly and helpful
only 5-10 minutes from the center and very helpful host
Location:
great place great host close to everything i definetly recommend
a good place to stay at the beautiful town of pucon check-in is very easy
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2. Zapallar (from USD 177)

Zapallar (28711550806)
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Rolando Vejar used under CC BY-SA 2.0

Located two hours away, north of the country’s capital Santiago, this coastal town has an alluring rocky coastline. The town is ideal for those who want a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. You can just spend your days sunbathing by the water on Zapallar Beach. For fresh seafood and tantalizing pisco sours, try Restaurant Chiringuito and Restaurante Los Coirones. Nature lovers can head to El Boldo Zapallar Park for witnessing some breathtaking natural scenery.

Continue your relaxing journey here by booking Hotel Casa Zapallar, which has chic rooms overlooking the town’s forest. It also has an outdoor pool and a bar to keep you entertained. If you want a whole house to yourself, there are also rentals that are within walking distance of the beach.

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Hotel Casa Zapallar

Wifi Available

Address: Diego Sutil 292

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

Zapallar, Región de Valparaíso, Chile
215 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 8 Beds 9 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 9

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it is very comfortable and has a beautiful view
beds were very comfortable and the house is well equipped
Cleanliness:
the house was sparkling clean when we arrived
this is a clean comfortable house in a very nice location
Host:
mariana is a gracious host
mariana is an excellent host
mariana is a great host
the host is very friendly and we would definitely recommend the stay to everybody
this home is in a nice location we found the host to be very responsive
Location:
exactly as advertised great location wonderful host
this is a great place to stay in zapallar very cozy comfortable space in great location
it has a great location and mariana was very helpful and always available
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Zapallar, Valparaíso, Chile
53 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 5 Beds 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
super comfortable and amazing views
great house super cozy with amazing view
Host:
catalina is a great host
catalina was very helpful
catalina was a great host and she even provided us with fire wood
host is super friendly and helpful
Location:
we could easily walk to the beach and into town
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3. San Pedro de Atacama (from USD 66)

San Pedro de Atacama
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Fabolu used under CC BY-SA 3.0

San Pedro de Atacama is rich with exotic landscapes that include geysers, salt flats, and lagoons. While here, don’t miss out on the chance to explore and stargaze from the Atacama Desert. Meanwhile, strolling the town’s dirt streets will give you a glimpse of the past with its traditional architecture complementing the quaint surroundings. San Pedro de Atacama Church is a renowned piece of adobe architecture that you should check out while in this town.

To complete your stay in this marvelous town, book an Airbnb in a secluded area. Hotel Kimal and Hoteles Pueblo de Tierra also offer complete amenities and an excellent location for your convenience.

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Hotel Kimal

8.7 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Domingo Atienza 452

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden


Hoteles Pueblo de Tierra

Wifi Available

Address: Los Algarrobos 170

Terrace Internet services Safety deposit box Tour desk Heating WiFi Available Free WiFi Non-smoking throughout

San Pedro de Atacama, Región de Antofagasta, Chile
323 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed is comfortable and there’s lots of natural light as well as lamps
pretty good wifi considering you are in the desert
wifi is very slow to be honest
not luxury but very nice for san pedro de atacama where a/c and good wifi are rare
has portable wifi although not the fastest it was a great help when driving out in the desert
Cleanliness:
everything was very clean
inside is beautiful clean and very unique
very clean excellent hospitality superb location
beautiful quaint clean and in a perfect location
everything was styled nicely clean and made me feel super comfortable
Host:
the host was very kind with our requests
hosts are simply lovely
our host was lovely and very helpful
she was friendly and helpful
the hosts were very kind and welcoming and helpful
Location:
great unique place safe location steps away from main street
stunning and special house located in the best place
great lodge in an awesome location in san pedro
nice round adobe house very close to the center
close to the center but still peaceful
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4. Puerto Natales (from USD 22)

Muelle Puerto Natales, Patagonia
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Lhormazabal used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Located in Chilean Patagonia, this port city is often a quick stop or jump-off point for those heading toward Torres del Paine National Park.

The city itself has plenty to offer, as well! Walk around the charming streets to learn more about the local culture while feasting on gorgeous mountain views or visit the port if you want to go for a boat ride exploring the fjords. Visit Muelle Historico, an old pier that previously burned down and is now a spot for taking scenic photos. Municipal Historical Museum is the ideal place to go if you want to dive into the region’s history. After touring the city, head to Brew Gallery for a true taste of Patagonian craft beer.

You can stay at stylish hotels such as Hotel Costaustralis and Hotel Vendaval or book quaint guest suites for a pleasing stay.

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Hotel Costaustralis

Wifi Available

Address: Pedro Montt 262

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Business centre


Hotel Vendaval

Wifi Available

Address: Eberhard 333

Restaurant Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry

Puerto Natales, Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena, Chile
309 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
she left out food for breakfast well which was a nice touch and unexpected
the kitchen is basic but adequate for light meals and the shower is hot and has good pressure
we had our best nights sleep here as the bed is very comfortable and the area is quiet
Cleanliness:
it was so clean the whole place smell like soap and so fresh
nice appartment clean and well arranged
the accommodation was very clean cosy and well thought out
the casita is very clean and comfortable
isabel’s place feels new fresh and is very clean
Host:
isabel is a great host
isabel was a very gracious host
she’s the best host you could ask for
isabel is a wonderful and kind host
the host is responsive and very gracious and kind
Location:
very good location within walking distance to several shops restaurants the bus station and grocery store
adorable cabin in an amazing location
yes the park is 1
this is such a cute place and great location isabel is a wonderful host
great location and sparkling clean
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5. Putre (from USD 82)

Wiki Tour - Putre
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Nereidas used under CC BY-SA 3.0

This quaint town is located 141 km (87.61 mi) east of Arica and is usually the gateway to exploring the natural wonders of Parinocata Province. These attractions include Lauca National Park and Suri Plaza. You can also take an hour’s drive to visit the lovely Chungará Lake. The dormant stratovolcano, Parinacota, is another must-see attraction. Aside from its wealth of natural attractions, you will love the colonial architecture prevalent in the town.

Reward yourself with pleasing views anytime by staying at Terrace Lodge and Hostal Vientos del Altiplano, which feature rooms with mountain views. You can also book the charming Hostal Cali for a home-like stay.

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Terrace Lodge

8.8 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Circunvalacion N.25

Parking Bar Garden Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry Free parking Internet services


Hostal Vientos del Altiplano

Address: Lynch 120

Parking Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Family rooms Ironing service Free parking


Hostal Cali

8.1 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Baquedano 399

Parking Room service Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry Breakfast in the room Ironing service Free parking

6. Isla Negra (from USD 153)

Isla Negra (Chile)
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Jorge Barrios used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Isla Negra translates to “Black Island,” a name derived from the outcrop of dark rocks that line the coast. This coastal commune is ideal for a laid-back getaway, with its blue waters and golden sands. If you’re a literary enthusiast, make sure to drop by the house-cum-museum of award-winning poet Pablo Neruda, where you can find quirky assortments of unique exhibits, including even strange insects preserved in boxes! Meanwhile, Cantalao is the place to be if you want to enjoy scenic views from an observation deck.

Continue your serene vacation in homey Airbnbs with a calming ocean view. If you are traveling with kids, you may want to book Cabañas Pinares del Mar, a rustic property with a pool and playground.

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Pinares del mar EXPLORA ISLA NEGRA

Wifi Available

Address: Avenida Central N°50, Esquina Isidoro Dubornais

Parking Pets allowed Room service Bar Fitness centre Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

Isla Negra, Valparaíso, Chile
44 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cottage 6 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Isla Negra, Valparaíso, Chile
108 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

7. Castro (from USD 51)

Castro, Chile
Source: Photo by Flickr user David Stanley used under CC BY 2.0

Castro is a charming city on Chiloé Island, famous for its vibrant and colorful ‘palafittes’ or houses located on the coast. You should head towards Pedro Montt and Aguirre Cerda Streets for a closer view of this sea architecture. San Francisco Church, a majestic evidence of the locals’ faith, can be found in the city as well. This church became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. For a stunning view of the geographical features of the island, you may also embark on special flights offered in the city.

Exploring the city of Castro will leave you fascinated. After an eventful day, retreat to great hotels such as Hotel de Castro or Hotel Diego de Almagro Castro. Both hotels have rooms with breezy interiors and essential amenities. You can also book a cozy cabin ideal for vacationing families.

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Hotel de Castro

Wifi Available

Address: Chacabuco 202

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Garden


Hotel Diego de Almagro Castro

Wifi Available

Address: Panamericana Norte 1720

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Non-smoking rooms Business centre Laundry

Castro, Los Lagos Region, Chile
149 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cabin is well-equipped for both short and long term stays and the wifi is strong
other than the bathroom situation we enjoyed our stay
Cleanliness:
very clean and comfortable
the beds were clean and comfortable
Host:
marcelo the host was very responsive
marcelo is a very nice and attentive host
Location:
nice location really close to the center of castro
great place close to everything
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8. Frutillar (from USD 52)

Osorno volcano in Frutillar Bajo, Chile 2
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Themidget17 used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Enjoy amazing views of Osorno Volcano and German-Chilean culture in this lakefront city. Aside from its green foliage, clear waters, and buildings reminiscent of German architecture, this city is known for its musical events and beer festival. Music lovers traveling to the destination in summer can enjoy the vibrant Frutillar Musical Weeks. If you’re a history geek, make sure to visit Museo Colonial Alemán de Frutillar.

Frutillar is also an ideal place to unwind. Cabañas Nelly offers guests a comfortable and convenient stay with its useful amenities such as WiFi and a well-equipped kitchen in some units.

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Cabañas Nelly

Wifi Available

Address: Calle los pinos frutillar Sn

Parking Pets allowed 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Airport shuttle Family rooms Free parking Internet services

Chase thrills or simply relax in Chile

The exciting activities you can indulge in while traveling through Chile will surely make for an unforgettable trip. On top of that, the country also offers quaint towns that are perfect for relaxation and unwinding. If you’re up for an exhilarating adventure or simply a quiet break enhanced by gorgeous nature, pack your bags and visit these resort towns!

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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