Accommodation rating: Simple
The tiny remote coastal settlement of Bahia Bustamante lies 3.5 hours north of Comodoro Rivadavia and 4 hours south of Trelew. The location is ideal for nature lovers who enjoy outdoor activities in a peaceful, remote location. Located on the edge of the Patagonia steppe and overlooking the wild yet beautiful Atlantic coastline, the village was founded by a Spanish immigrant in the 1950s as a base for the harvesting and processing of seaweed, and formed part of an 80,000 hectare Patagonian sheep estancia (ranch). Today the village has few inhabitants and the estancia owners welcome guests to stay in the renovated village houses.
There are six simple but comfortable two-bedroom seafront houses with terrace, or five basic self-catering houses that face the steppe. The old grocery store now houses the restaurant, living room, bar, and small museum. The surrounding coastline and small off-shore islands are now part of the Patagonia Austral marine national park, and a colony of 100,000 magellanic penguins visit nearby islands from September to April. Aside from hikes along the beaches and coastline, guests can take guided tours around the Gravina peninsula, visit a petrified forest, explore the estancia and learn about sheep farming, or take boat trips to encounter the local fauna, including sealions and abundant bird life. Horseback riding, mountain biking and kayaking can also be booked.
Please note that electricity is provided by a generator and available from dusk until 11pm. Accommodations have battery-operated lights but it is recommended to also bring a flashlight. Wireless internet access is available in the Grocery Store common areas during the day.
Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.