We are happy to announce that after months of what has seemed like an endless wait, Chile will be opening its borders to all international travellers on Monday, November 23, and the tourism industry will finally have a chance to start running again. Travellers must abide to a strict protocol that includes the following:
We are ecstatic about finally being able to put into action all the work we, and our partners, have been doing during these last few months. We have been researching new off-the-grid destinations, selecting spectacular private retreats and hideaways, designing new journeys and developing unique experiences all the way from the north to the far southern end of this beautiful country. Additionally, we have included a wide range of exclusive private charters and ground transportation operated by our local on-site partners.
Here is a partial list of partner resorts and hotels with estimated opening dates:
Awasi Atacama: December 15, Tierra Atacama: Mid-December , Explora Atacama: December 21, Alto Atacama: December 16, Explora Rapa Nui: February 2021, VIK Chile: Mid-November, Matetic La Casona: OPEN (since September), Lapostolle Residence: December 15, Singular Santiago: OPEN (since November 20), Vira Vira: December 11, Barraco Lodge: December, Futangue Hotel & Spa: Late November, Pata Lodge: January 15, Awasi Patagonia: December 15, Tierra Patagonia: Mid-December, Explora Patagonia: December 12, Singular Patagonia: December 17.
Special Offer are available at most resorts and hotel - Please email Stephen for details.
SEE OUR CHILE PAGE for more details on our favorite hotels, resorts and experiences.
We just returned from a stay at Amanyara and it was fabulous. This is one of the most idyllic resorts in the Caribbean. Occupying a beautiful secluded stretch of Providenciales’ coast, Amanyara is perfect for scuba diving and snorkeling and hanging out on the private beach. The dining atmoshphere fully embraces the dramatic setting, with the finest in fresh seafood and Asian cuisine. Want soothing tranquility, the Spa is Zen heaven.
VIP Promotion: Guests staying three nights or more can enjoy exclusive benefits. Villa guests enjoy a selection of additional experiences.
Stay 3 nights: receive a daily full breakfast, 2 course lunch, 3 course dinner (excluding beverages)
Stay 5 nights: All meals as listed above and one night complimentary.
Stay 7 nights: All meals as listed above, 5th night complimentary and two Amanyara massages per Pavilion or Villa.
If staying in a Villa, these additional amenities are included: A movie night in Amanyara’s private screening room, including beverages, popcorn and canapés; an ice cream social for the family one afternoon; a private guided snorkeling trip.
Protravel Select Travel Amenities: Full breakfast for two - USD100 F&B credit per room per stay - Upgrade to next room category upon check-in subject to availability (excludes Villas) - Early check-in and late check-out upon availability - Complimentary in-room Wi-Fi.
Starting on Oct. 26, 2020, all travelers who enter Costa Rica will no longer be required to present a PCR diagnostic test with a negative result, in accordance with health officials’ guidance. A quarantine period is also not required. This is a deviation from the previous protocol that required passengers to produce a negative test result within 72 hours of departure to Costa Rica.
As of Nov 01: All U.S. citizens and residents will be permitted to enter.
More Information (Pan American Health Organization) & Visit Costa Rica (Official Tourism Website)
We can't wait to visit Mandarina this November to see it all for ourselves!
Blending chic interiors amid the verdant coastal wilderness, this resort offers a combination of 104 free-standing villas that float above the treetops or perch against the cliffs, each with their own private plunge pool. Allowing nature to take center stage, One&Only Mandarina has been designed and built to respect and blend with the environment. Botany experts were consulted on the development of the resort to minimize the effect on the existing natural landscape, and careful low-density planning has preserved the land and the historic and ecological importance of the destination.
One&Only Mandarina showcases a variety of dining and entertainment concepts that will celebrate the best of regional flavours, culture and locally sourced ingredients. The vibrant Jetty Beach Club, located on the resort’s private beach, serves the freshest catch of the day, while an oceanfront, adult-only destination, elevated above the cliffs, is helmed by a lauded celebrity chef, serving a signature take on Mexican cuisine.
The Spa features a collection of six isolated, enclosed treatment rooms, offering experiences cocooned beneath the jungle canopy where guests will find privacy and serenity amidst centuries-old trees. In addition, the resort will have a fully equipped, state-of-the-art fitness studio and outdoor yoga palapa, as well as a specialized outdoor gym carved from the surrounding landscape. Ocean adventures and water activities begin at The Jetty, where guests can moor their private yachts and set off directly for sailing, fishing and whale watching excursions along the coast. Younger guests will love the dedicated KidsOnly, where the wonders of Mandarina are brought to life and children will be immersed in nature and have a world of their own.
Adjacent to the resort, The Flatlands will provide the ultimate playground destination with miles of nature trails and the Mandarina Polo & Equestrian Club (scheduled to open in late 2020) is set to host a number of international events throughout the year, horseback riding tours and lessons, and children’s activities.
See more details and photos on our Protravel Select web site - One&Only Mandarina