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Hotel Alaia

Boutique Eco Surf Lodge in Punta de Lobos, Pichilemu!

Perched amid the dunes at Punta de Lobos, Hotel Alaia’s soul is world-class surfing and its connection to the sea.

The Punta de Lobos peninsula is a world-renowned and top Chilean surfing spot and a place of outstanding natural beauty, with a picturesque coastal landscape of cliffs, forests, blue and endless sea views. A five-minute drive from Pichilemu, this rugged stretch of beachfront is renowned for its reliable swells and long, left-breaking waves, which are some of the best in the southern hemisphere.

The Resort

With its simple architecture, built with native recycled wood and decorated by local artists and artisans, Hotel Alaia is an architectural expression of Chilean spirit with a good measure of environmental sustainability thrown in.

Minimalist architect Nicolas Pfenniger chose to pay homage to his homeland with black rock and native wood varieties as well as materials salvaged from the 2010 earthquake. Architectural highlights include rock chimneys and a panoramic lobby, while a skatepark and climbing boulder welcome guests at the hotel’s entrance.

Enjoy the ocean views from every corner of the hotel, the direct access to the beach and indulge in outdoor swimming or in the wood-fired hot tube.

Waves at Hotel Alaia

Punta de Lobos is one of the most iconic left-hand pointbreaks in the world and one of Chile’s best-known waves. Characterized by a number of rideable sections, it is not uncommon for the sections to connect and 800m + rides to occur during large swells.

It breaks in all conditions, from 3 to 18 ft and there are more than 300 days of guaranteed great surf per year!

Lobos is not just for XXL days either, with a rippable, sand-bottomed section known as Diamante on the inside for the groms and the pilots. Further up the point, the El Mirador section has summer peelers rotating past the shoreline rock clusters, or muscle-bound walls linking from the rocks all the way to the beach sections in a lined-up SW-W swell.

Punta de Lobos World Surfing Reserve is also part of a global biodiversity hotspot, boasting incredible marine and terrestrial resources.

Why We Love Hotel Alaia

High-quality accommodations enjoying outstanding views over the waves!

World Surfing Reserve at your doorstep! Surf the iconic left-hander of Punta de Lobos!

The strong eco-friendly focus and of the resort. We love that they take care to create a sustainable environment for travelers to enjoy Chile!

Ready to surf in Chile?

The Rooms

With a big, wide window to the most stunning ocean views, these perfect sustainable havens are minimalist in spirit and tactile by design.

The twelve rooms are styled with rustic minimalism, featuring polished concrete floors and timber walls that sit easily with the landscape, keeping the focus on the sweeping Pacific views, specifically towards one section of the endless wave “El Diamante”.

Counting with 35 squared meters and decorations based in noble woods paired with local elements, you undoubtedly won’t find a better place to appreciate the beauty of Punta de Lobos.

The Cuisine

The resort’s kitchen is characterized by being simple and focusing on ocean and earth products offered by small local producers, with the aim of enhancing the local economy. The chefs use seasonal products from artisanal practices or organic growth. The food is exceptionally fresh and of high quality.

Aligned with this philosophy, part of the offering includes rockfish chased by hand, sea-food extracted by fishermen from Punta de Lobos, salt and quinoa from Cahuil, in addition to the most exclusive selection of Chilean wines from the Colchagua Valley.

Experiences

The resort’s spirit is based on surfing and sports practised on the sea, however, Hotel Alaia offers a wide range of activities so you can take advantage of your stay in Punta de Lobos. Visit Cahuil’s lagoon and its salt mines, stand-up paddleboard (SUP) and kayak or enjoy a sunset with a yoga class!

Skate Park

Black rock, upcycled after the 2010 earthquake, has been used to create that rarest of things: a high-style resort with a skatepark! Warm-up before the surf session in the super fun skate bowl of Hotel Alaia!

Get There

Hotel Alaia is located in Punta de Lobos, within the coast of the O’Higgins Region, 213 km from Santiago de Chile. By land, you can reach Pichilemu by car in 2.5 hrs through Autopista del Sol Highway. By air, you can arrive in 40 minutes from Santiago to the hotel’s helipad or local airport.

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Hotel Alaia

Boutique Eco Surf Lodge in Punta de Lobos, Pichilemu!

Perched amid the dunes at Punta de Lobos, Hotel Alaia’s soul is world-class surfing and its connection to the sea.

The Punta de Lobos peninsula is a world-renowned and top Chilean surfing spot and a place of outstanding natural beauty, with a picturesque coastal landscape of cliffs, forests, blue and endless sea views. A five-minute drive from Pichilemu, this rugged stretch of beachfront is renowned for its reliable swells and long, left-breaking waves, which are some of the best in the southern hemisphere.

The Resort

With its simple architecture, built with native recycled wood and decorated by local artists and artisans, Hotel Alaia is an architectural expression of Chilean spirit with a good measure of environmental sustainability thrown in.

Minimalist architect Nicolas Pfenniger chose to pay homage to his homeland with black rock and native wood varieties as well as materials salvaged from the 2010 earthquake. Architectural highlights include rock chimneys and a panoramic lobby, while a skatepark and climbing boulder welcome guests at the hotel’s entrance.

Enjoy the ocean views from every corner of the hotel, the direct access to the beach and indulge in outdoor swimming or in the wood-fired hot tube.

Waves at Hotel Alaia

Punta de Lobos is one of the most iconic left-hand pointbreaks in the world and one of Chile’s best-known waves. Characterized by a number of rideable sections, it is not uncommon for the sections to connect and 800m + rides to occur during large swells.

It breaks in all conditions, from 3 to 18 ft and there are more than 300 days of guaranteed great surf per year!

Lobos is not just for XXL days either, with a rippable, sand-bottomed section known as Diamante on the inside for the groms and the pilots. Further up the point, the El Mirador section has summer peelers rotating past the shoreline rock clusters, or muscle-bound walls linking from the rocks all the way to the beach sections in a lined-up SW-W swell.

Punta de Lobos World Surfing Reserve is also part of a global biodiversity hotspot, boasting incredible marine and terrestrial resources.

Why We Love Hotel Alaia

High-quality accommodations enjoying outstanding views over the waves!

World Surfing Reserve at your doorstep! Surf the iconic left-hander of Punta de Lobos!

The strong eco-friendly focus and of the resort. We love that they take care to create a sustainable environment for travelers to enjoy Chile!

Ready to surf in Chile?

The Rooms

With a big, wide window to the most stunning ocean views, these perfect sustainable havens are minimalist in spirit and tactile by design.

The twelve rooms are styled with rustic minimalism, featuring polished concrete floors and timber walls that sit easily with the landscape, keeping the focus on the sweeping Pacific views, specifically towards one section of the endless wave “El Diamante”.

Counting with 35 squared meters and decorations based in noble woods paired with local elements, you undoubtedly won’t find a better place to appreciate the beauty of Punta de Lobos.

The Cuisine

The resort’s kitchen is characterized by being simple and focusing on ocean and earth products offered by small local producers, with the aim of enhancing the local economy. The chefs use seasonal products from artisanal practices or organic growth. The food is exceptionally fresh and of high quality.

Aligned with this philosophy, part of the offering includes rockfish chased by hand, sea-food extracted by fishermen from Punta de Lobos, salt and quinoa from Cahuil, in addition to the most exclusive selection of Chilean wines from the Colchagua Valley.

Experiences

The resort’s spirit is based on surfing and sports practised on the sea, however, Hotel Alaia offers a wide range of activities so you can take advantage of your stay in Punta de Lobos. Visit Cahuil’s lagoon and its salt mines, stand-up paddleboard (SUP) and kayak or enjoy a sunset with a yoga class!

Skate Park

Black rock, upcycled after the 2010 earthquake, has been used to create that rarest of things: a high-style resort with a skatepark! Warm-up before the surf session in the super fun skate bowl of Hotel Alaia!

Get There

Hotel Alaia is located in Punta de Lobos, within the coast of the O’Higgins Region, 213 km from Santiago de Chile. By land, you can reach Pichilemu by car in 2.5 hrs through Autopista del Sol Highway. By air, you can arrive in 40 minutes from Santiago to the hotel’s helipad or local airport.

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Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Justin West 19/04/2022

TrustPilot
I run surf coaching trips to perfect, uncrowded waves and I relied on the AWAVE team to deliver for my clients a month long boat trip to the Maldives. We had great waves on an absolutley 5* boat called North Seven which I REALLY recommend you enquire about.

I was dubious at first as a few boats were changed, in for repair but James assured me correctly this was a usual thing and they would endevour to find us the very best replacement (which they did). North Seven was so new we were the third guests but the crew were super experienced and could not have given us a better service. Captain Usmaan, the Chef great food, Hasan and Azim our surf boat operators could not have worked any harder and always had a smile even after the 50th request to speed us to the line up or spend four hours cruising looking or waves.

AWAVE team were always on hand to answer any fears and smooth out any worries. The payment system using Revolut was super easy.

We did have a few hiccups with the local airlines which was resolved and partly our fault (as for a month trip we took alot of surfboards and in some cases were over weight).

Take the fear out of booking and especially group bookings by using the AWAVE team. Justin West Coaching recommended.

Alex J. Zalewski II 12/11/20

Trustpilot
These guys are the BEST! Massively knowledgeable, fun and absolute shredders. I approached them asking for a UK winter getaway somewhere in the Indian Ocean and they suggested the perfect place, awesome setup with the beach a short stroll from my accommodation with 3 sick waves breaking over reefs to chose from. Real life doesn’t get much better than this. I also popped my barrel cherry in a big way on this trip so it was a truely memorable one. James also somehow wangled a boat charter to some super remote islands where we scored epic surf and landed some massive fish. James’ broken Indonesian language skills will get you places. Thanks again guys you rock.

Christine Losser 04/27/21

Trustpilot
James was very helpful and always there to answer all the questions. I will definitely book again with him!

Mark Carless 05/11/21

Trustpilot
James is a super knowledgeable surfer with a great ability to match any trip requirements to the right locations. He has arranged several trips for me and my friends in France, Morocco and more recently Indonesia. Awave have a great knowledge of all the surf spots and will go the extra mile to make sure your trip is all set up. With limited time to do this myself their service was invaluable.

Andrea Gomez 05/19/21

Trustpilot
Giuliana has been amazing to work with!! She was always available and answered all my questions. Thank you for all your help! We can't wait for our trip!

Adam 05/23/21

Trustpilot
Fantastic service from start to finish from James and his team. After having several ‘self organised’ trips to Asia end with only a handful of good surf days I decided this time to use Awave in hope of maximising my valuable holiday time. James custom built a trip for me and my friends tailored for our abilities and requirements. There were no days wasted waiting for transfers as he organised it all from the airport to the beach. We scored pretty much every day whilst also having a surf trip that had that ‘off the beaten track’ feel we wanted. To round it off there was also a secret boat trip in the end where we surfed an awesome spot just us...Unforgettable. Will be using again.

Micio Pardo 07/13/21

Trustpilot
Fantastic service and support from Giulia during our trip. During a self organised trip to Maldives, we ended up in a sketchy situation: the hotel was far from the described plus the owner 'forgot' to mention that the whole island was in lockdown for a covid emergency. I quickly realized that I would need support and the best in class. That's when I decided to use Awave! Giulia answered reactively and custom built several solutions for me and my girlfriend, based on what feasible, our budget and surfing preferences!! No other words needed. Thanks Giulia, we'll be in touch again!

Caroline 07/18/21

Trustpilot
A wave travel were great! They helped me organize my trip to Sumatra. I would definitely book with them again!

Harry Vargas 07/19/21

Trustpilot
My friends and I recently went on a trip to the Maldives. We booked a week on the Hudhuranfushi resort which was amazing! The staff was very welcoming, flawless facilities and tasty food. One day our surf guide Ryan caught a fish and made some sashimi on the spot! I think that was pretty thoughtful! Awave agency really made sure all our needs where met as we where a big group of friends. A very personal approach and clear communication. Epic surf, great service, memories of a lifetime! I highly recommend traveling with Awave!

A. Laprell 09/03/21

Trustpilot
I had just arrived in Bali when the whole of Indonesia went into lockdown again. Despite travel restrictions such as mandatory vaccination and PCR tests, flight cancellations and even the fast ferries to the Mentawis being cancelled, Giulia tried everything to get me there. It was a hell of a trip to get there but totally worth it.

I scored pristine and empty Mentawis. The resort was affordable yet very luxurious given the remoteness. And with their great surf guide and their boat, I scored amazing empty waves!
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