While some remote corners offer nary a service, much of Patagonia has a wide range of lodgings, from park campgrounds to fine hotels. Estancias offer a taste of traditional ranch life. In summer it's wise to reserve well in advance.
Estancias in Patagonia
Most assume estancias (ranches) are all about livestock, but these offbeat offerings prove otherwise.
A Wealth of Wildlife
- Meet the neighbors – that would be the penguins, seabirds and elephant seals – around Península Valdés’ Estancia Rincón Chico.
- Spot dozens of the namesake species of Estancia El Cóndor at this rugged mountain ranch north of El Chaltén.
- View the diverse fauna of Magellanic penguins, sea lions, guanacos and pumas at Doraike (Hostería Monte León).
Just Like Indiana Jones
- Trek to Unesco World Heritage site Cueva de las Manos from Hostería Cueva de las Manos, via the serpentine red-rock canyon of Río de las Pinturas.