Eschew Disney Land’s magical pretensions and come to Huilo Huilo Montaña Mágica Lodge for a truly magical experience. The magic should be plain to anyone who sees its main building.
A gigantic artificial volcano spews spa waters over its rocky sides instead of lava. Windows peek from the sides like many giant eyes with deep green mossy eyelashes.
Entry to the hotel is pretty normal, from the treetop walkway to the lobby via the monkey bridge. So no surprises there, then. When you get in, you will see you are located amongst 232 square miles (600 square kilometers) of the living-breathing rainforest.
Outdoor hot tubs peek out from the walls of the waterfall/volcano/hotel, and around you are many unusual animals, including the world’s smallest deer, which stands 13 inches tall.
You will probably want to spend your time jungle trekking and bathing in the therapeutic spa waters.
There is a chance to take the longest zip-wire in South America, 1,500 feet (457 meters) from the ground. So flying is also available. I told you it was magical.