Attention all animal lovers, we want to present to you Argentina’s hidden treasure, Bahia Bustamante. This wonderfully secluded area will bring you one step closer to the captivating nature of Argentina. A family owned property about 1,000 miles south of Buenos Aires, Bahia Bustamante allows travelers looking for a more authentic experience a closer encounter with the fauna and flora of the area.
Matias Soriano, owner of this private property focuses on protecting this diverse life of the area from the harm of mass tourism. Allowing no more than 18 guests at a time, this gives you a more exclusive visit to this unique and isolated ecosystem. Sometimes compared to the Galapagos because of its extensive wildlife and impressive topography, Soriano assures that this protected environment will never reach the vast amount of visitors because of the love and control they have over the area.
Spend your days hiking, horseback riding, kayaking or exploring the 65-million-year-old Petrified Forest that belongs to the property then return to the lodge to enjoy a specially made meal with organic products found within a mile of the property along with a glass of Argentina’s finest Malbec wine.
Wake up early in the morning and have breakfast with the penguins. Walk along the shores and you will spot dozens of bird species flying up above, including species you will only find in this area. You will also spot elephant seals with their trunk-like faces sunbathing on the sandy beaches. Depending on the time of year, you’ll witness about 100 feet out into the Atlantic Ocean Southern right whales splashing around. Life is so diverse here that the next morning you’ll probably find dolphin swimming along the coastline. Sea lions are also a local habitant that loves to be surround by the rocky shores. Experts guide all the trips, and most are guided by Matias himself.
Each of the guest rooms includes two bedrooms, a quaint living room, a modest kitchen and a porch leading out into the South Atlantic. Wake up every morning with beautiful sunrises and animals already beginning their days. At night, have family-like dinners at their dining area. Here all the anecdotes of the locals and learn more about the history of the property.
Not enough can be said about Bahia Bustamante. This is definitely an unforgettable experience. It’s a perfect place for people willing to travel to reach this rich and insolated environment and willing to leave everyday comforts aside to truly explore this special place on the map and feel at home.