Experience a true nature immersion at Bahia Bustamante!

Bahia Bustamante is a Patagonian seaside Lodge and town surrounded by pure nature well known for its biological biodiversity. Few places in the world can offer such a number and diversity of seabirds and marine mammals. You will find yourself surrounded by magnificent white sandy beaches with  crystal clear water, framed by red rocks reaching inland and the lunar landscapes of the great desert.

Bahia Bustamante was founded in the 1950s as a seaweed settlement, inhabited by more than 400 seaweed workers and their families with everything this small “town” needed. The old houses which used to belong to the first inhabitants are now renovated to receive guests and nowadays Bahia Bustamante offers:


4  spacious and cozy Superior Sea Cabins and 2 standard Sea Cabins. Both Sea Cabins categories offer Ocean front view terraces. Each Cabin has 2 double bedrooms with capacity for max 4 adults, a living room and 1 fully equipped bathroom, Minibar, full board (except beverages) & activities inside the property – coordinated the night before. Mountain bikes are available and the living room features a small window overlooking the sea.

5 Steppe Cabins located just behind the Sea Cabins, these are much simpler. Steppe Cabins have 1 double room with maximum capacity for 3 people, a dining room, a small living room with a single bed, a bathroom and a kitchen with cook top & basic tableware. This option does not include activities or meals.

The Main Lodge Located where the town had its old General Store, today holds the common areas of the Lodge, preserving a typical Patagonia atmosphere. The Restaurant serves local food in a menu based on seaweed, lamb meat, fish & other sea products, and fruits & vegetables from the organic garden.

The Bar & Living Room is the perfect place to relax with a view to the sea through the immense windows. 

In the library it is possible to find books, bird guides and magazines. 

The Memorial Room is where you can find an introduction to the early days of the town in the 60s & the daily life of more than 400 workers. 

The Club: A game room with Pool, ping-pong, table-football & board games.

What activities can be done at Bahia Bustamante?

Bahia Bustamante offers exploration activities proposed on a day-to-day basis (operation is subject to tides and weather conditions). Guests can choose from half day to full day explorations from:

  • Navigations visiting Sea Lions, Magellan Penguin and Seabirds colonies.
  • Biking, trekking or touring on 4×4 trucks to discover wonderful beaches, great archaeological and geological sites and petrified forests
  • Self guided trekking and biking trails are available to discover the place at guests’ own pace.

What species can be found at Bahia Bustamante?

  • Magellanic Penguin colony (spheniscus magellanicus), which reaches up to 100.000 individuals. 
  • Significant colonies of Blue-eyed Cormorant (Phalacrocorax atriceps), . 
  • 2 endemic species: The Chubut Steamer Duck (Tachyeres leucocephalus) and the Olrog´s Gull (Larus Atlanticus). Red knot (Calidris canutus), the White-rumped sandpiper (Calidris fuscicollis) and the Hudsonian godwit (Limosa haemastica)  
  • The Sea Lions colony on the islands (Otaria Flavescens) reaches up to 4.000 individuals. 
  • The richness of the area also attracts the presence of killer whales, dolphins and Commerson’s dolphin. 
  • With a little bit of luck, on their way from or to Valdes Peninsula, a Right Whale or an Elephant Seal may visit Bahia Bustamante shores as well.
  • Regarding Steppe wildlife, you will be surprised to see all kinds of native animals that live in this part of Patagonia: Patagonian Cavy, lesser rheas, guanacos are easy to spot and, occasionally, some restless armadillo or skunk may lean out of a thorny bush. 

Due to its biodiversity richness it has been included in ´Patagonia Austral´ National Park & ´Blue Patagonia´ UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and listed as an IBAs (Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas)

Staying in Bahia Bustamante Lodge also means taking a journey to the past, to discover the amazing life of the pioneers of this truly remote place in Patagonia. Don’t miss the opportunity to discover Bahia Bustamante in your next Patagonian Adventure!

Taste Iconic dishes while walking though singular markets in BA

Enjoy a culinary proposal now included in the Michelin Voyage guide.


Discover the history, beauty and flavors of San Telmo, one of Buenos Aires’s oldest neighborhoods that recently has turned into a foodie-hub.

Have a taste of Buenos Aires in this 4 hours walking tour. Try more than 10 delicious dishes, good  wines,incredible stories and  special quirks!

As you explore San Telmo´s cobblestone streets and century-old marketplaces you will visit one of the oldest houses of the city and have a Vermouth at a colonial courtyard. Discover the San Telmo Church and Plaza Dorrego.  Be delighted by the most iconic market of Argentina: the  ancient San Telmo Market.

Indulge yourself and try:

  • Local drink Mate.
  • Empanadas.
  • Argentine Wine, Craft Beer and Vermouth.
  • A Dulce de Leche (milk caramel) tasting, complete with dulce de leche filled alfajores.
  • Traditional Picada cheese and cured meats tasting.
  • A full asado, with chorizo, morcilla, provoleta,local cuts of meat like bife de chorizo, tira de asado or mollejas at a renowned steak-house.

Dare to try the most iconic dishes of Argentina and learn about the quirks, stories and traditions of the porteños.  It is a great opportunity to meet the locals behind the food stands and learn their stories of food and feelings.


DAYS OFFERED:

Wednesday-Sunday.

 

START TIMES:

11-13 or 17-18

Wine tour with Lunch at Casa Vigil Experience

Enjoy a culinary proposal now included in the Michelin Voyage guide.


Located in Chachingo, Maipú, only half an hour away from the city of Mendoza, Casa Vigil has been rewarded with many different international recognitions, and it was distinguished not only for the great preparations you will find on its menu to pair its wines, but also for its originality and local art exhibit. “An attractive and atypical place”, is one of the reviews of the Michelin Voyage guide.

With so many good reviews, surely you´re curious and eager to see and taste for yourself what all this is about. This is definitely an experience that you can’t miss on your visit to Mendoza.

When in town, you will be picked up from your hotel and visit 2 important wine cellars that we will carefully choose for you, before the end of the experience in Casa Vigil, where you’ll visit the cellar where El Enemigo and El Gran Enemigo are made. Alejandro Vigil and his wife Maria live next door, so it is common that he can step in and say hello to all the people who attend the restaurant.   

Alejandro Vigil is one of the most prestigious winemakers in Argentina. He has been the main enologist and technical director at Catena Zapata Vineyards for a long time. A few years ago, he started working with Laura Catena and created his own brand, called Aleanna Winery, and introduced to the world his own creation: “El Enemigo”. From its very first impression, the name symbolizes the opposite to the other wine producers that want to join the idea of wine and friendship. However, the creative name given to this wine  “The Enemy” has conquered the market, and broke all the records on the most distinguished review magazines. 

He is passionate for the grapevines, the beautifully designed labels, the bottles, all done under his careful supervision. And the same passion is reflected in his own restaurant: Casa Vigil (formerly called El Enemigo), where his guests can savour exquisite local cuisine and its emblem wine.

The visit includes an exquisite gourmet lunch and of course, you won´t leave without tasting some of the house´s internationally prized wines, joined by one of the best wine experts in the world: the staff will guide you through a “Great Enemy” wine tasting experience. 

 


 

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Lunch with “El Enemigo” menu with the seven labels of “El Enemigo”.
  • Min. 2 pax required
  • Tour with a total of 3 wine cellars ending in Casa Vigil.
  • Included: Round-trip transportation to and from the wineries – “Gran Enemigo” wine tasting experience – 4 step lunch with wines included.
  • Not included: Tips – Accommodation – Extra wine tastings – Guide.

Magic nights in El Esteco Winery

If you are looking for new experiences, you can discover a prestigious wine cellar in Cafayate from a different perspective… under a different light.


When the lights go out and the sky lights up, El Esteco Winery opens its doors and invites you to a tour under the glow of the stars. Guided  by an expert you will learn about the winemaking process of this distinguished and well established wine brand in Argentina and taste some of the best wines produced in El Esteco Terroir. 

As the magic hour between dusk and twilight approaches you will be invited to walk through the vineyards. As you go along,  enjoy the sweet fragrance of the grapes, feel the gentle breeze on your face, immerse yourself in the silence of the night and connect with the nature that surrounds you.

The great surprise of this experience awaits you as you arrive at a place among the vineyards  where a bonfire has been lit for this special  occasion. Enjoy this magic moment while you taste a selection of local cuisine paired with the best wines that El Esteco Winery has to offer.

A night to remember!

Exclusive activity, available between the months of October and March. Prior reservation is required.