Location, location, location. The long repeated phrase used by real estate agents just as easily applies to homes as it does to hotels and resorts. For that reason, we think that Explora’s Patagonia Hotel is just about as close to perfect as one can get.
The rooms in this relatively new resort (it was founded in the early 1990s) are modern and comfortable. Guests have the luxury of being able to sleep in and wake up to the incredible, almost dreamlike vistas of the Patagonia mountain range in Torres Del Paine National Park. Our guess, however, is that anyone interested enough to get all the way down to the southern tip of the Americas is not going to spend too much time laying around in bed. The resort offers up to 50 different guided hikes and tours that guests can take to explore the land surrounding the mountains. Whether on horseback or by foot, adventurers will have the opportunity to see ancient and fast disappearing glaciers up close, as well as beautiful planes and the surrounding lakes and rivers. Minimum 3 nights stay with prices starting just north of $5,000. [Purchase]