The SpaceThe provencal and yesteryear style are combined in Natura. Our ancestors, a timeless suspension of time…the chalet invites you to relive the golden years.
The chalet is part of 3,5 hectares of land. Enjoy the riverbanks of the Cautin, the little waterfall of "la paloma” on the day and an impecable vision of the Milky way at night. Guest AccessYou will hace access to the entire chalet...three rooms, 2 bathrooms, american kitchen, the ski room and the huge peace of land where Natura is located. Several services are proposed such as massages, laundry, housekeeping...between others. Interaction with GuestsWhen you´ll arrive to Natura, we´ll show you the chalet and all around, answering to any doubts and needs. We can advice to all kind of activities and live the experience to share with local people and taste faire trade products.
Thermal hot springs: Tolhuaca, Malalcahuello and Rio Blanco
Hiking: in the Tolhuaca, Conguillio and Nalcas natural reserves
Climbing and exploration of volcanoes and their craters: Llaima (3215 m), Tohuaca (2806 m), Lonquimay (2865 m) and – the mother of them all – the Sierra Nevada (2554 m)
Mountain biking: use the bicycle path that links Malalcahuello and Manzanar. You can start from the old train station and take in breath-taking views
Bird watching: everywhere, or with a guide
Ski and snowboarding: at the ski resorts of Corralco and Arenales
Snow shoes walks: everywhere, or with a guide
Ski touring: several paths
Kayak in the Cautín river (only in summer)
Canopy: feel the experience of “Tarzan” going from tree to tree
Visit to the village of indigenous culture (Mapuche – Pewenche)
Bathing in the river: in the Cautín at Mère Nature and also at Galletué, Icalma, Captrén, Laguna Blanca… between others
Travel across “cuesta las raices” by bicycle or in a car to see the magnificent panoramic views of the valley, and much more.
Restorants The NeighborhoodThis region is the perfect way to escape mass tourism, where you still find a southern Chilean culture that was forged by a climate with a very strong character, cohabiting with native cultures, with forests of native and prehistoric trees as the monkey puzzle tree. Getting AroundBy plane:
The national airlines Lan Chile and Sky have national flights from and to Temuco. Lan Chile has international flights with a stopover in Santiago de Chile.
From France, Air France flies direct. Iberia flies to Chile with a short stopover in Madrid of one hour and a half.
Bus services operate with direct lines to Curacautín from Puerto Montt, Osorno, Valdivia, Temuco, Concepción, Los Angeles, Chillán y Santiago:
Buses Bio Bio
Also with services travelling to Lonquimay and Laguna Icalma
Buses Erbuc Temuco
Leaving from the “terminal rural de Temuco” (a fruit and vegetable market) and taking you to Curacautín and stopping along the way.
Buses Curacautín express
Leaving from the “rodoviario” or the “terminal rural de Temuco” (a fruit and vegetable market) and taking you to Curacautín. They operate small buses that stop along the way to pick up or drop off passengers. There is a bus stop in the town of Lautaro.
Via Bariloche is an Argentinian bus company with which you can travel to and from Buenos Aires via Neuquén to Temuco. Tickets should be bought in advance in Curacautín. Remember to bring your passport or ID card.
The bus lines Bio Bio and Erbuc allow to travel between Temuco, Curacautín, Victoria, Lautaro and Lonquimay.
Other local lines:
A bus leaves the terminal in Curacautín at 3pm for the village of Malalcahuello; in the direction from Malalcahuello towards Curacautín the bus leaves at 9am.
Buses Curacautín express
Curacautín, Lautaro and Temuco
For the options above, tell the driver that you wish to get off at the “cruce de la paloma” (pigeon crossing), which is ten minutes walk from Madre Natura – just take the road going to Corralco ski center.
Take the “Panamericana Sur” highway. Arriving from Santiago, take the Victoria exit and then take the road to Curacautín/Lonquimay.
If you are arriving from Temuco take the Lautaro exit. Then take the road to Curacautín/ Lonquimay.
At Curacautín you will pass the last service station in the town. Keep going straight and pass through the towns of Manzanar and Malalcahuello. A few kilometres beyond Malalcahuello you will see the “cruce de la paloma”. The road to the right leads to the border of “Pino achado”, and the road to the left leads to “la cuesta de la raices”, the Carralco ski resort, the Lomquimay volcano and Madre Natura.
In Curacautín, you have the following taxi companies:
Taxi Letrero Amarillo
Rodríguez (in front of the main square)
O’Higgins S /N
Miraflores in the corner of O’Higgins street
O`Higgins (in front of the supermarket)
Taxi Letrero Blanco
Rodríguez (in front of the main square) Other Things to NoteSpring starting at 21st of September and ending the 21st of December, is particularly beautiful with “lupinos” – purple and pink flowers – appearing to create an amazing show of colour in the fields. The weather is variable during this time of year alternating between sun and showers.
The summer months are full of sun from the 21st of December until the 21st of March; however given the southern location rain occasionally falls now and again. January is the driest and hottest month with an average temperature of 25°C.
In winter, from the 21st of June until the 23rd of September, snow and winter sports are abundant; the snow is of a very high quality in this part of the world. June is the wettest and coldest month with an average temperature of 4.7°C
Autumn, from March 20th until June 21st, brings a large palette of colours: brown, lilac, gold, deep greens and caramel tones.
The climate is temperate in Malalcahuello, however there is rainfall throughout the entire year.The average temperature throughout the year is 10.6°C.