20 Hotels Perfect for a Honeymoon in South America

From treetop hideaways to desert dwellings, these honeymoon hotels will have you booking stays quicker than you can say "I do". This is your ticket to happily ever after.

South America's Most Romantic Hotels for Newlyweds

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Awasi Iguazú

Misiones Province, Iguazu Falls, Argentina

This treetop hideaway comes with a private terrace and a plunge pool with views over the rainforest canopy. Spend days exploring lakes and waterfalls before returning to the hotel for romantic drinks followed by an Argentinian feast made with ingredients sourced nearby.

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Misiones Province Iguazu Argentina

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&Beyond Vira Vira

Pucón, Chile

In the depths of the Chilean Lake District, Vira Vira offers a peaceful, wood-clad base in which you can soak up the natural surrounds. Embrace the silence as you walk around the lakes, take a dip in the outdoor hot tub or relax during a couple’s hot-stone massage at the spa.

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Parcela 22a Quetroleufu Pucón 4920000 Chile

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Galapagos Safari Camp

Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador

Opt for the honeymoon suite at this eco-luxe safari camp, where a secluded tent is decorated with handwoven Ecuadorian rugs, locally made teak furniture and balconies overlooking lush valleys leading to the glistening ocean. In the evening, take a dip under the stars in the hotel’s infinity pool.

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Finca Palo Santo Barrio Salasaca Santa Cruz Ecuador

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Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

If ultimate seclusion is what you’re after, this desert lodge does the trick. It melts into the Atacama Desert and from here you and your spouse can enjoy dips in any of the hotel’s six pools, bonfires under the stars or walks around Lake Tilo. Come evening, wind down in the sunken spa for locally-inspired treatments and a couple’s massage under the stars.

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Camino Pukará Suchor Ayllú de Quitor San Pedro de Atacama Chile

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Mansión Tcherassi - duplicate

Cartagena, Colombia

Stay at this colonial-era townhouse for a honeymoon filled with history. In Cartagena’s bustling centre, Mansión Tcherassi offers a sleek retreat, complete with high ceilings, exposed-brick walls, and a sunlit courtyard draped in more than 3,000 plants. Head to the rooftop pool to toast married life with views across the city.

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Calle Sargento Mayor 6-21 Centro Historico Cartagena 11001 Colombia

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Etnia Pousada & Boutique

Trancoso, Brazil

Book into one of Etnia’s seven woodland cabins to experience Bahia at its best. After a lazy morning in your four-poster bed, follow a paved pathway to discover a sun-drenched pool perched amid a jungle clearing and an open-air poolside restaurant, or head into Trancoso’s main square to do some exploring.

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Rua Principal 25 Trancoso 45418-000 Brazil

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Hotel Alaia

Pichilemu, Chile

Among the sandy dunes of Punta de Lobos, this surf lodge is one for honeymooners looking for an active holiday. Wake up early to have the rugged beach to yourselves, and while away the hours catching waves or taking part in yoga classes. Return to laze by the slate-tiled pool and dine at the hotel’s restaurant, where all produce is sourced within 100km of the hotel.

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Camino Punta de Lobos 681 Pichilemu Chile

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Ponta dos Ganchos

Governador Celso Ramos, Brazil

Spend mornings snoozing in the hammock on your terrace, and afternoons getting steamy in your private sauna – this is how to honeymoon. Have an early candlelit dinner of freshly caught seafood before hurrying back to your suite to watch the sunset from your giant hot tub (perfect for two), glass of bubbles in hand.

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Rua Eupídio Alves do Nascimento 104 Ganchos de Fora Santa Catarina Cep 88190-000 Brazil

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Las Islas

Baru, Colombia

Combine city and island holidaying at Las Islas. Just a quick boat ride from Cartagena’s shores, this eco-friendly hotel is perched on the verdant Isla Barú. Go for an early morning dip and swim right up to the overwater Tía Coco restaurant – breakfast is served from 7am – and in the afternoon, climb the spiral staircase for 360-degree views, best enjoyed while sipping on a fresh-fruit cocktail.

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Ciénaga de Cholón Barú Colombia

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Faena Hotel Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina

You’ll be hard pressed to find a more romantic spot than this. Perched on the riverfront, the hotel’s ruby-red interiors ooze Argentinian allure. Head straight to the candlelit marble hammam where a detoxifying couple’s bath awaits you, sign up for tango lessons taught by local experts, and sip on multiple bottles of malbec from the wine cellar – which holds the largest collection of wines in Argentina.

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Martha Salotti 445 Puerto Madero Buenos Aires C1107CMB Argentina

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Estancia Vik José Ignacio

Maldonado, Uruguay

For couples who love excellent design and contemporary style, Estancia Vik delivers on all fronts. Crisp white walls are offset with bold works of art and dark wood panelling, while a black-granite swimming pool is framed by endless vast plains beyond. At night, cuddle up in the parrillero, a barbecue room with corrugated tin walls and a giant fire pit.

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Camino Eugenio Saiz Martinez Km 8 José Ignacio Maldonado Uruguay

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Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa

Trancoso, Brazil

Nestled in Trancoso’s main square, this boutique hotel is perfect for a quaint romantic retreat. Book the Casa do Arvore honeymoon suite, where recycled wood decor reflects the treetop views outside the window. Swim lengths in the green quartz-lined pool before meeting your new spouse at the beach bar to perch on bamboo pergolas and watch the sun go down.

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Praça São João Batista Quadrado Histórico Trancoso Bahia Brazil

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Casa de Uco Vineyards & Wine Resort

Tunuyán, Argentina

Below the snow-capped Andean peaks, this hotel perches on a lush vineyard estate in Argentina’s Uco Valley. Wake up to floor-to-ceiling windows with views across the tranquil lagoon, and head straight upstairs for a dip in the rooftop jacuzzi to soak it all in alfresco. As night falls, take a peek through the top-floor telescope for a romantic evening stargazing.

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Route 94 KM 14.5 Road to Manzano Histórico Tunuyán Argentina

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Tierra Atacama

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Escape to the desert to wind down after wedding madness. With nothing but majestic volcanoes and infinite wilderness, Tierra Atacama’s earth tones melt into the surrounding landscape. Hike up Moon Valley with your partner before soothing sore muscles with spa treatments featuring volcanic mud and lithium-rich salts.

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Renato Sánchez Las Condes Santiago 4270

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Río Hermoso

San Martin de los Andes, Argentina

Disappear into the land beyond the pines in Argentina’s mystical San Martín de los Andes. Río Hermoso sits pretty among pristine lakes and forested hills, so spend days exploring the nearby flora and fauna (maybe meeting a stag or two en route). Return to dine at the glass-fronted living room, where locally sourced food is served before the view.

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Ruta 63 km 67 Pje. Río Hermoso Parque Nacional Lanín San Martin de los Andes 8370 Argentina

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The Singular Santiago

Santiago, Chile

Amid Santiago's bustling streets, The Singular offers a charming retreat. For couples who love a city break, this stylish hotel is perfectly placed within a stone's throw of Santiago's cultural hotspots and artisan eateries. After a day wandering the city streets, head to the rooftop bar for cocktails with romantic views of Parque Forestal, Santa Lucía Hill and San Cristóbal Hill.

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Merced 294 Santiago Región Metropolitana Chile

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Vik Chile

Millahue, Chile

In Chile’s Millahue Valley, this modern boutique hotel offers a bucolic stay unlike any other. Built using glass and metal, the sleek resort ensures endless views across the estate and vineyards from all angles. Choose your poison from the hotel’s wall-length wine rack and enjoy it as you soak in a two-person bathtub as the sun disappears behind the Andes.

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Millahue Sin Numero San Vincente de Tagua Tagua VI Chile

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Txai Itacaré

Itacare, Brazil

Opt for a secluded bungalow at this Bahia resort, where happy honeymooners can laze on their own wooden terrace with uninterrupted views of the beach. Take a dip in the palm-shaded pool, doze off in a hammock and enjoy dreamy candlelit dinners on the beach.

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Rodovia Ilhéus Km 48 Itacare 45530-000 Brazil

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Tanusas Retreat & Spa

Puerto Cayo, Ecuador

This eco-friendly resort is sandwiched between idyllic white-sand beaches and Manabi’s sweeping nature reserves. Book into the Royal Suite for a private pool and panoramic views. Peel yourself away from your remote abode to sample the fare – freshly caught seafood and forest-scavenged fruits are only a few of the aphrodisiacs featuring heavily in chef Rodrigo Pacheco’s Ecuadorian cuisine.

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Ruta del Sol 12 km Norte Puerto Cayo 130658 Ecuador

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Awasi Patagonia

Torres del Paine, Chile

Experience sequestered romance at Awasi Patagonia. Located in the middle of Torres del Paine National Park, each luxury cabin is complete with fireplaces, outdoor hot tubs and floor-to-ceiling windows with far-reaching vistas. Backdropped by the peaks, dine on locally sourced food before cosying up in your lodge come nightfall.

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Estancia Tercera Barranca, Torres del Paine, Chile

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