Guide to Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve

The Huilo Huilo Bilogical Reserve was established in the early 2000's to protect the precious rainforest from de-forestation and logging. The founders wanted to transform the surrounding communities from being wholly dependant on forestry to becoming more focused on conservation and sustainability.

The entrepreneurial spirit of the local people embraced the changes and slowly adapted to offering sustainable tourism in the area.

The Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve continues to grow with an additional 40,000 hectares incorporated into its protection over recent years. 

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Where to stay

Montana Magica Lodge

This volcano-inspired hotel can only be entered via a rope bridge and even has its own waterfall cascading down the side of it. 

It was built using local lumber and stone, which was formed into a cone with vines and moss encouraged to grow on its exterior. It's suites are named after local species of birds and the hot tubs are carved out of tree trunks. 

Other features include an indoor pool, spa and wellness centre. There is also a restaurant and games room.

An array of activities run from here including cycling, horse riding and even skiing during the winter. 

Prices start from $176 for a double room in low season.

Please enquire for more details.

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Nothofagus Hotel

This treehouse hotel is made entirely from wood and forms the centrepiece of the Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve. The core of the structure is an ancient oak tree reaching 35m high. It houses 55 rooms and suites spread out over a huge internal staircase, which offer amazing views of the rainforest below. The bathrooms come with naturally heated spring water.

Facilities include 2 dining rooms, living room, restaurant, bar and external swimming pool. 

The reserves activities all run from here including self-guided tours around the forest to spot deer and wild boars. 

Prices start from $176 for a double room in low season.

Please enquire for more details.

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