Explora Lodge

Paine National Park, Chile

Strategically set on the shore of Lake Pehoè in Paine National Park, the Explora has views that frame Paine’s granite towers and Lake Pehoè. Constructed in a sleek Scandinavian style with a lot of exposed wood and glass, the Explora has attractive decor, very good food (given the remoteness of the location), a good Chilean wine list, and panoramic mountain vistas from the public areas as well as most of the rooms. Many of the rooms have jacuzzi-type bathtubs (great for a soak after a long hike) and there is a heated indoor pool. The Explora staff is knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.