Region: Patagonia

Monte Leon National Park

The 67,000-hectare Monte Leon National Park is Argentina’s newest, and only the second coastal national park in the country. Vast colonies of birds live there, including a Magellanic penguin colony of 60,000 individuals, and southern right whales can be seen swimming by on their annual migration. Inland the characteristic wildlife includes guanaco, rhea, grey fox … Continued

Punta Tombo

Punta Tombo is home to the largest concentration of Magellanic penguins in the Americas. Here more than 250,000 pairs gather to breed from mid-September to late January, occupying shallow burrows along the beach. Other species include kelp gulls, oystercatchers, blue-eyed cormorants and rock cormorants.

Posada Los Juncos

Small, family-run Posada Los Juncos is situated on the edge of Nahuel Huapi Lake in the stunning Argentine Lake District

Kosten Aike

A comfortable hotel at the gateway to magnificent Los Glaciares National Park

Faro Punta Delgada

Set in a scenic location on a cliff looking out towards the Atlantic Ocean on the Punta Delgada headland

The Lake District

The Argentine Lake District is a beautiful area of azure glacial lakes, snow-capped peaks, rivers, waterfalls and ancient forests. Centred around the towns of San Martin de los Andes to the north and Bariloche to the south, it is a wonderful area for hiking, horse riding, rafting, fishing, sailing on the lakes and other outdoor … Continued

Hotel Baia Nueva

A comfortable and cosy hotel located in the Patagonian town of Puerto Madryn overlooking the sea

Estancia Bahia Bustamante

An excellent base from which to explore the diverse fauna, with which this region is blessed

Posada los Mimbres

Friendly, family-run posada and working farm close to the town of Gaiman

Esplendor El Calafate

Boutique hotel near the centre of El Calafate with extensive views of Lago Argentino and Los Glacieres National Park

Explora Lodge El Chaltén

Stunningly situated, luxury hotel with sustainability at its core, on the banks of the Río Electrico


Argentine Patagonia covers all of southern Argentina south of the Rio Colorado. To the west lie the majestic Andes, to the east an Atlantic coastline rich in marine life and to the south, legendary Tierra del Fuego. The vast Patagonian steppes are sparsely populated, largely treeless and governed by a harsh, cold climate with a … Continued

The Valdes Peninsula

Designated a World Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO, and an Argentine Natural Protected Area, this 1,545 square mile promontory protrudes 62 miles eastwards into the wild South Atlantic. Its 250-mile shoreline and the waters around the peninsula are home to marine mammals including the southern right whale (that comes to mate and calve between May … Continued

Estancia El Condor

One of the remotest places to stay in the Patagonian steppe, situated next to the beautiful Lago San Martin

Villa Huinid

A superior-class hotel facing beautiful Nahuel Huapi Lake

Del Nómade Eco Hotel

Helpful staff and a super breakfast buffet at this small, friendly eco-lodge in Puerto Pirámides, Valdes Peninsula.

Bahia Bustamante

Bahia Bustamante was originally settled by seaweed gatherers who built a village once occupied by 400 people but now by 40. Visitors stay in various village houses to enjoy the unspoilt nature and isolation. There is an incredibly rich marine fauna in the area, with around 3,500 sea lions, killer whales, and dolphins. Right whales … Continued

Los Glaciares National Park

The 600,000 hectare Los Glaciares National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site of spectacular natural beauty with numerous glacial lakes and rugged mountain peaks. Half of the park forms part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field which extends over 54,055 square miles making it the largest ice mantle outside Antarctica. The National Park is … Continued

Estancia La Ernestina

A historic 15,000-hectare estancia with 20 kilometres of private coastline

Estancia Nibepo Aike

Traditional Patagonian estancia occupying 12,000 hectares situated on the southern arm of Lago Argentino in the Los Glaciares National Park

Tierra de Leyendas

Overlooking the Beagle Channel and with snowcapped Andean peaks behind

El Casco Art Hotel

Perched on a hill outside Bariloche with a fantastic view across the Nahuel Hupai Lake.

Estancia Peuma Hue

Working estancia and guesthouse with a 500-acre site which includes two miles of shoreline on Lake Gutierrez

Tierra del Fuego

The archipelago of Tierra del Fuego is found off the southernmost tip of South America. The main island, Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego, is separated from the continent by the Strait of Magellan and divided between Chile and Argentina. The rugged natural beauty of Isla Grande encapsulates the different Patagonian ecosystems in a single … Continued


A lovely Relais & Chateaux property located 35 miles from Los Glaciares National Park

Atlantic Patagonia

Along the vast Atlantic Patagonian shoreline several ocean currents mix, and thanks to relatively low shipping traffic and fishing activity the sea is still rich in plankton, seaweed, fish and jellyfish. This fecundity in turn attracts large populations of marine mammals and seabirds, including various species of dolphins, elephant seals, sea lions, Magellanic penguins and … Continued