Sep 18, 2015|
The Best Hotels in Patagonia
Patagonia is dominated by the Andes, the longest mountain range on earth, running from Colombia to the Strait of Magellan. The beautiful region of Patagonia covers roughly one-third of Chile and Argentina and draws tourists throughout the world.
Patagonia is divided into four distinctive environments:
- The Northern Lake Region located in both Argentina & Chile.
- The Southern Region of Chile with deep fjords.
- The enormous icecap shared between Argentina & Chile.
- The endless Golden Plains of the Argentine pampas located east of the Andes and along the Atlantic Ocean coast.
Over 20 National Parks have been established in the Patagonia region to protect the superb alpine and coastal wilderness. Accommodations and hotel options available in this region are very diverse. Major hotels can be found in larger cities, such as Bariloche, Ushuaia, and Punta Arenas. Ranches or “Estancias” can be found outside the main cities and luxury lodges are available in the most popular National Parks. Below is a list of the best hotels, estancias, and lodges throughout Patagonia.
Chile’s Southern National Park Best Hotels in Patagonia
Explora Lodge, Torres del Paine – This is an all-inclusive 5 Star lodge with the most luxurious accommodations including an open-air Jacuzzi’s overlooking the Paine Massif, a full spa, indoor pool and expert English speaking guides. Choose from over 50 different excursions throughout Torres del Paine National Park. An expert guide will join you and your group on in-depth explorations and share their vast knowledge of Torres del Paine.
Eco Camp, Torres del Paine Enjoy the peaceful and captivating nature of Torres del Paine National Park through their Wildlife Safari, which includes nature walks, treks and bike excursions, and can last from 3 to 5 nights. This carbon-neutral retreat has over 25 domes and is ideal for trekking enthusiasts who are also looking to stay in comfortable and cozy domes. The Eco Camps are located in the best locations in the park.
The Lake District Puerto Varas & Bariloche Best Hotels in Patagonia
Llao Llao Hotel & Spa, Bariloche – The Llao Llao historic hotel is in a stunning hotel located on Nahuel Huapi Lake. This comes equipped with a world-class spa and an 18-hole golf course. This 5 Star Resort is perfect for families that enjoy skiing during the winter and water sports during the summer. Make sure to request a room with a mountain or lake view during your booking.
Estancia Peuma Hue, Bariloche – This country ranch is located just outside of Bariloche sitting on Lake Gutierrez. This smaller ranch has 8 spacious guest rooms, giving guests a more intimate experience. The estancia is ideal for travelers that enjoy fishing, boating, hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, and other outdoor activities.
Cumbres Patagonicas, Puerto Varas – This is a 5 stars hotel located in the heart of Puerto Varas. I always recommend this hotel to travelers that want to stay in town at a luxurious hotel. Cumbres Patagonicas is sitting in a beautiful area near Llanquihue lake. If you are looking for a relaxing and elegant hotel, Cumbres is a fabulous option. Amenities include a hot tub, swimming pool, sauna, spa, and gym.
Casa Molino, Puerto Varas – This is by far the best boutique hotel in Puerto Varas, located 7.6 km from downtown Puerto Varas on the edge of Lake Llanquihue. Here you can enjoy the beautiful views of the lake and the Osorno Volcano. This hotel is sure to make you feel at home with friendly and personalized service.
Argentina South Atlantic Coast Best Hotels in Patagonia
Territorio Hotel , Puerto Madryn – This modern 5 Star hotel offers stunning views of the Atlantic ocean, a luxurious spa, gourmet cuisine and spectacular wines. All of the 36 rooms at the hotel have views of the bay where you can whale watch during the winter and spring months. Relax at the spa after exploring Puerto Madryn or enjoy an elegant meal in the dining room and lounge.
Cilene Del Faro Suites & Spa, Ushuaia – Cilene Del Faro is a 4 Star + hotel located only meters from the Beagle Channel. This is one of the best hotel options located in town. All rooms come with a view of the Beagle Channel or the Andes Mountain Chain. This is the perfect hotel to return to after a long day of exploring the end of the world. Amenities include the spa, sauna, and indoor swimming pool.
Arakur Resort & Spa, Ushuaia – This 5 Star modern luxury hotel is located inside the natural reserve – Reserva Natural Cerro Alarkén. The Arakur Resort is located at 800 feet above sea level along the coast, surrounded by panoramic views of the forest and natural terraces. This resort comes equipped with two swimming pools and a first-class spa.
Argentina’s Glacier Region Best Hotels in Patagonia
Eolo Lodge, El Calafate – The Eolo Lodge is located just 30 minutes from the town of El Calafate. This is a luxury Patagonia lodge offers all the services and facilities you would expect in a 5 Star hotel. During your transfer to the Eolo Lodge, you will pass by the world-famous Perito Moreno Glacier. Once you arrive at the lodge, choose your daily excursions, such as trekking, bird watching, biking, rising, and horseback riding.
Kau Yatun Estancia, El Calafate – This countryside 4 Star+ boutique hotel is located just minutes from town. The Kua Yatun hotel sits in the foothills of Patagonia in Los Glaciares National Park. Here you can enjoy beautiful views while walking around the grounds, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding and more.
If you are thinking about traveling through Patagonia, contact our travel consultants and we can put together the perfect tour package through Patagonia.
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