The sophisticated establishments of South Argentina make it possible to enjoy the region’s overflowing riches in a different way. Here we share a selection of the best options for you to have the trip of a lifetime to the End of the World.
There are few places in the world that you can find the same variety of majestic natural scenery that the south of Argentina has to offer. Mountains, wide prairies, lakes and glaciers are just a few of the treasures that will making even the most seasoned travelers’ jaws drop. And all this is in addition to the region’s history and its people’s culture, which can be felt everywhere you go, meaning visitors can take the experience of discovering a new place one step further.
In order to enjoy the long list of attractions, there’s nothing better than booking a few nights in one of the sophisticated establishments that can be found in the region. Below, we provide a summary of the stand-out options which will make you definitively fall in love with Argentinian Patagonia.
EOLO, El Calafate
This Relais & Chateaux, located only 30 minutes from El Calafate airport, represents the perfect balance between luxury and nature. Inside this 4000-hectare ranch, you’ll not only be able to enjoy a well-deserved break inside the elegant rooms and facilities of the place, but also take part in activities such as horse riding, trekking and bird watching, immersing yourself a little differently in the area’s remote landscapes.
Llao Llao, Bariloche
Considered one of Southern Argentina’s most exclusive hotels, the emblematic Llao Llao Resort in the city of Bariloche has everything needed to win you over. From rooms, suites and studios with spectacular views of Lakes Moreno and Nahuel Huapi over which you can see the horizon, to its top-ranking facilities: a pool, a spa, a golf course and restaurants to continue the relaxation and pleasure. The open-air recreational activities – such as archery, mountain climbing, mountain biking amongst others – play their part in making sure that any travelers can alternate between moments of relaxation with moments which stand out for adventure.
Estancia Cristina, El Calafate
Anyone who’s looking for a truly remote stop in Patagonia shouldn’t miss out on seeing what Estancia Cristina has to offer. To reach the charming valley which this exclusive accommodation can be found in, it’s necessary to board a boat and cross the north arm of Lake Argentino. Once within one of its lodges, it’s perfectly possible to enjoy absolutesolitudewithout giving up any home comforts. During a stay in this destination which is completely removed from civilization, visitors will also be able to count on having a strategic base from where they can set off on all sorts of adventures: visiting the emblematic Upsala Glacier, going on horse rides and all manner of hikes with breathtaking backdrops.
Aguas Arriba Lodge, El Chaltén
Based in a rustic mountain cabin in the middle of an ancient forest, Aguas Arriba Lodge lets guests enjoy first-rate services underpinned with top-notch, personalized customer service, without ever losing their connection with the natural surroundings. What’s more, you won’t have to go any further to enjoy the Lago del Desierto which enters through the enormous windows of the bedrooms and communal spaces, making it the main star of the lodge. And not without reason, the large part of the recreational activities offered also revolve around it: fly-fishing -from November to May-, and throughout the year, hiking around its shores will provide unforgettable views.
Hotel Correntoso, Villa La Angostura
Located on the banks of the river of the same name, in the Hotel Correntoso, time stands still so travelers can immerse themselves in the tranquility of the location at every turn, and at every hour: from waking up in the suites, to spending afternoons on private decks with mountain views, and evenings in the communal rooms around the fire. The gastronomic experience is all part of the plan, and in the hotel restaurant, visitors will be able to continue discovering Patagonia through the best and most delicious local flavors.