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The Cliffs Preserve

Near Maullin, Chile

The Cliffs Preserve was a magnificent luxury resort lodge in an extraordinary natural setting between the forest and the Pacific Ocean in Chile's spectacular Lake District within driving distance of Puerto Montt. An excellent option for active families.

Cliffs Preserve has now closed please speak to our Latin America specialists for alternatives in Chile and beyond.

At a Glance

  • Ecological resort, with over 4,000 hectares of temperate rainforest and six miles of Pacific coast

  • An abundance of trails to explore the magnificent surroundings

  • There is a marina with boats and kayaks and stables for horse riding

  • All suites and villas have private terraces with breathtaking ocean views

  • Excellent spa offering a variety of pampering treatments and wellness services

  • Service is very hands on here. Is a popular lodge with the American market

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to The Cliffs Preserve or take a look at our itineraries to Lake District


Set in a private reserve on a stunning stretch of Pacific coastline amongst old-growth Valdivian rainforest, The Cliffs Preserve is an awe-inspiring luxurious eco-retreat that will bring you close to nature in one of the most beautiful locations in the world. The forests harbor ancient olives, giant Alerce trees and a multitude of fauna from the shy puma to rare marsupials and brilliantly colored hummingbirds. Offshore is an incredible diversity of marine life, including the blue whale, penguins, numerous sea lion colonies and the rare Southern Marine Otter.

Suites are built from local wood, and are spacious and impeccably decorated, full of light and with breathtaking ocean views. The gourmet restaurant features local ingredients. Fresh Pacific King Crab and Abalone, Patagonian Lamb, Sea Bass, Mussels and Clams, along with vegetables and herbs from the organic garden, are some of the specialities that will inspire you, and there is a fabulous collection of Chilean wines.

A spa and wellness retreat ensures that you can be pampered to your heart’s desire, while outdoors an extraordinary range of activities awaits. There are more than 20 miles of hiking, coastal and horseback riding trails at all levels that weave through the forests and open fields, or take you across pristine surf-pounded beaches and high ridges, all with breathtaking views. Kayaking, birdwatching, cultural tours to visit Mapuche Indian communities, heli-fishing, superb trout angling and white water rafting are just some of the adventures on offer.


Cliffs Preserve offers 18 rooms and suites all with private porches and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean.


Children are welcome. Kids under the age of 5 years are free of charge and children between 6-12 years pay 50% of rack rates.


Facilities at Cliffs Preserve include a fitness center, Jacuzzi, spa, conference rooms, outdoor swimming pool and a restaurant serving classic Patagonian cuisine


Cliffs Preserve offers a wealth of activities including fishing, horseback riding, birdwatching, hiking, cooking classes, and whale watching during the summer months (January to February).

Location & Directions

Near Maullin, Chile

The Cliffs Preserve is located on the Pacific coast of Northern Patagonia. It is situated approximately two thirds of the way between Chile's capital of Santiago and Cape Horn. North of the Island of Chile an just over an hour west of the Lake District capital of Puerto Montt.

When to go

The main season runs from November to April - the Chilean spring/summer, when all activities are possible. It's also worth visiting in autumn, when it's still very beautiful for simply relaxing and hiking. The small ski resort being built on the volcano means that even winter brings its own draw. The area is prone to rain all year but is wettest in July and driest between January and March. Visit in early February to catch Frutillar's classical music festival.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to The Cliffs Preserve or take a look at our itineraries to Lake District

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