Bahia Bustamante lodge is a remote and exclusive seaside village surrounded by nature. It is located between Trelew and Comodoro Rivadavia, Patagonia Argentina, an area rich in relevant biological biodiversity. There are few places in the world that house such an amount and diversity of seabirds and marine mammals, which is why it has been included in the new National Park “Patagonia Austral”. Bahia Bustamante lodge offers activities such as visits to sea lion, penguin and bird colonies. A visit to the petrified forest and to the seaweed barnes to learn about this typical Patagonian ranch and it’s rich history are also a highlight. Horseback riding, kayaking and mountain bike are also available for those interested. Or if you prefer, you can just relax and enjoy the most exclusive sandy beaches and crystal-clear water, surrounded by tidal pools.
With a great number of geographical accidents, its sounds and its solitude, Bahia Bustamante Lodge is a paradise awaiting to be discovered. From its magnificent white sandy beaches and crystal clear water, framed by red rocks reaching inland, to its moonscapes of great deserts, it is a marine and earthly paradise inhabited by a great number of birds and mammals. Exploration activities in the area are proposed on a day-to-day basis, considering tides and weather conditions.
Check in and walk around the lodge to learn about its history, its founder, inhabitants, the buildings, everything! Visit the barnes were the seaweed is processed & learn about the different species found in Bahia Bustamante and its uses.
Sailing along Malaspina Cove towards the Vernacci Islands, which are home to Sea Lions (4000 animals during breeding season), Magellan Penguins (100.000 from October to March) and colourful Marine Bird colonies. Navigation is done during high tide hours and according to the right weather conditions.
Or take a 4×4 drive to reach thes amazing Aristizabal Cape, an important rocky point of imposing landscape, open ocean views & isolated beaches. On this tour you’ll come across diverse wildlife such as lesser rheas, maras, grey foxes, and armadillos among others. Once your reach the Aristizabal Lighthouse there is a short trek to see the Sea Lions, which usually rest in different spots around the Cape.
Another day to continue discovering the area
– Take a 4×4 ride combined with a moderate trekking to the Petrified Forest, located 18 miles away from the Lodge. The Petrified Forest is a fascinating journey to the past. Exactly 60 million years ago expressed in petrified trees and pieces of wood. During the visit you will be able to observe all kinds of Steppe wildlife too (lesser rheas, guanacos, maras, and more).
– Only 15 minutes away from the Lodge this island is home to a colony of Magellan Penguins. During low tide hours it is possible to reach the island on foot, having the amazing experience of watching penguins, chicks and nests all around you. Along the road to the island you can also be able to observe all kinds of Steppe wildlife.
Transfer to Comodoro Rivadavia or Trelew for your onwards flight.