In the protected wilderness of Peninsula Valdes, Estancia Rincon Chico is a working merino sheep ranch dedicated to preserving the rangeland environment and the precious flora and fauna that inhabit this UNESCO World Heritage Site. The isolation and tranquillity of Rincon Chico lends itself to unsurpassed star gazing opportunities and a lark song wake-up call.

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With just eight rooms, the Estancia's guesthouse is welcoming, homely and designed to resemble an old English home. Run by Augustin and Maria who are relations of the original Olazabal and Endara pioneering families, the arrangements are flexible - bedrooms can be made up as singles, doubles, kings or triples and all are en suite.

All meals are included at this isolated lodge - buffet-style breakfasts and fixed menu lunches and dinners are served in the communal dining room.

The real attraction of the Estancia is its location near to ten miles of rugged coastline. Guided tours, horseback riding, trekking, mountain biking and bird-watching are all possible, as are the opportunity to spot sealions and elephant seals, penguins, Patagonian grey fox, hairy armadillo and pampas cats, to name a few. Whale and dolphin watching boat trips offer close encounters with orcas, southern right whales, dusky and bottlenose dolphins, as well as a host of brackwater birds. Snorkelling and diving trips also allow guests to discover the underwater delights of the peninsula. Back on the ranch, traditional sheep shearing and branding is an experience is available for anyone wanting a taste of true farming.

Why we love it

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The guesthouse is built to mimic the style of a nearby building that was brought, lock and stock from England by boat in 1897.

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Key Info

Number of rooms

8

Eco Rating

4

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Ollie, Kate B and Alexandra are our Peninsula Valdes & the Atlantic Coast experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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