Ac­com­mo­da­tions Food

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There are sev­eral lodg­ing options in and around the park, rang­ing from ho­tels and hos­tels, to cab­ins and camp­sites. If you want to com­bine a trip to the park with ex­plor­ing nearby Malalc­ahuello, the Chilean-Aus­tralian cou­ple that own Chile Wild (www.chilewild.com) have su­per com­fort­able cab­ins and ex­cel­lent break­fasts (from US$ 115). In Melipeuco, the Los Pi­o­neros Tourist Cen­ter (www.los­pi­oneros.cl) of­fers cozy rooms and cab­ins (from US$ 60) along with ameni­ties like a restau­rant, pool, and fire-heated hot tub. A more af­ford­able op­tion (from US $24) can be found at Hospedaje y Camp­ing Rel­mu­cura (www.rel­mu­cura.cl), which is run by a Ma­puche fam­ily who pre­pare tra­di­tional Ma­puche food for guests. Much of the lo­cal cui­sine is cen­tered around Ma­puche cook­ing, uti­liz­ing for­aged or caught in­gre­di­ents such as mush­rooms or fish. Rel­mocura of­fers tra­di­tional dishes, made with love by Luz Maria Huenipi and her fam­ily. Las Ter­razas de Melipeuco (www.ter­razas­demelipeuco.cl), a main­stay of the Melipeuco din­ing scene, has a de­li­cious menu where you can find both Ma­puche dishes and Chilean clas­sics (try the capel­lones rel­lenas or the salmon a la plan­cha). And you can’t leave with­out try­ing some of Don Ani­bal’s ten­der gau­cho bar­be­cue at Agro­tur­ismo Los Riscos (agro­tur­is­molos­riscos@gmail.com).

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