Weekend Wanderlust: Patagonia
Here's why you should book a trip down asap!
Published Feb 2, 2017 5:00 AM
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Situated in the Southern most tip of South America, Patagonia remains a myth-like spot, left undiscovered by many. Its claim to fame resides on its close proximity to Antartica, evenly split between Argentina and Chile. The typical touristic offerings may be small, but the breathtaking views more than makeup for it. Planning a trip? The best time to visit is during the Southern summer, between October and March.
Where to Stay
Views are at the epicenter of a Patagonian getaway and most resorts will likely feature floor-to-ceiling windows that span the length of the rooms. Mountain views are a staple, fresh air a given. Read on for our top picks in Patagonia!
Awasi Patagonia The streamlined composition of Awasi may seem like a juxtaposition against the wild terrain of Patagonia. The contemporary lodge boasts some truly spectacular views of the pampas as well as Lake Sarmiento, surrounded by the Lenga Forest. Its beautifully designed interior and gastronomical amenities complement this elevated escape.
Luma Casa De Montaña True to its name, this resort is nestled in the mountains of Patagonia, Argentina, set on the banks of Nahuel Huapi Lake. For those who prefer to take in the views, as opposed to the strenuous activities associated with the area, this one’s for you.
Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa This luxe resort features impeccable architectural details and sweeping views of snow-capped mountains. The nearly exclusive, wooden composition of the resort extends a warming essence throughout, emulating its natural surround. Tierra sits between the South American pampa and Lake Sarmiento, overlooking the famed Torres del Paine National Park of Chile.
Correntoso Lake & River Hotel Situated by the Nahuel Huapi Lake, Correntoso Lake & River Hotel boasts stunning views of the Patagonia landscape. The resort sits afront the heels of the Andes Mountains, and features a port for the sailing-enthusiasts. Panoramic views can be enjoyed through the hotel’s various decks, preferably post-touring the nearby rainforest gardens.
Ecocamp Patagonia Feeling a more grounded approach? This eco-park is located in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park, featuring a series of dome-like structures that give glamping a whole new meaning. As if that’s not enough, the camp also features an impeccable kitchen that boasts the best flavors of the region.
What to Do & See
When it comes to nature, there are no shortage of sites to take in. The famed national parks of Patagonia (evenly dispersed through both Chile and Argentina) guarantee plenty of excursions for the outdoor enthusiasts.
Discover this picturesque town that serves as a gateway to Parque Nacional Torres del Paine. The former fishing port serves as a major tourism hub, offering a wide range of activities, shopping, and more.
Consider it a natural phenomenon. Deemed as one of the most famous excursions, Base Torres beholds truly breathtaking sights. From the panoramic view of the pampa to the serene Ascensio Valley, it’s an adventure fit for a bucket list.
Restaurante Coiron – Las Torres Patagonia This classic eatery sits at the forefront of the Chilean wilderness, with all-encompassing views that are simply breathtaking. Featuring the characteristic dishes of the region, Coiron’s cuisine is locally sourced from organic farms nearby.
Head to The Singular Hotel’s restaurant and bar for an authentic taste of the region. Stunning views included.