Explora has been built of cement and wood beams, a combination able to withstand the Patagonian climate’s wide-ranging temperatures and strong winds. The interior is warm and light where they have created a lighting effect by combining the warm color in the veins of local lenga wood with white walls in certain parts of the lodge.
Located 100 meters (109 yards) from the lodge and reached by a sloping wooden walkway, is there bath house, which has a heated indoor swimming pool, a sauna and four open-air Jacuzzis, all with views of Lago Pehoé and Macizo del Paine. Here they also offer different types of massage with essential oils, such as therapeutic, relaxing or energising massage.
Hotel Salto Chico is the only lodge in the area with its own horses, which have been bred and trained especially. The stables are 9 kilometers (5.6 miles) from the lodge and are home to 26 horses of different breeds and mixes, especially trained so any standard of rider can ride.
Explora has 50 comfortable rooms, all with captivating views of the area. The sophisticated design incorporates native lenga wood and cypress, while the floor is made of almond wood. Each room has a small living area, hydromassage bath and extremely comfortable beds
Belmont House, 23 New Street, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 2BP