Bahia Bustamente

Bahia Bustamante


A seaside sanctuary surrounded by 360° of pure nature in Argentine Patagonia.

Described by The New York Times as “Argentina’s Private (and Secret) answer to The Galapagos,” Bahía Bustamante, part of the Austral National Park and the Blue Patagonia UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, is renowned for its biological diversity.

With its unique combination of marine and terrestrial wildlife, sandy beaches, petrified forests, and fascinating pioneer history, Bahía Bustamante offers an unparalleled experience of natural beauty and tranquility.

What we love about Bahia Bustamante

  • The incredible diversity of seabirds and marine mammals that can be observed right from the lodge.
  • The seamless blend of historical charm and natural splendor makes for a truly unique escape.
  • The varying landscapes, from white sandy beaches to striking red rock formations.
  • Fascinating tours to the petrified forest, offering a glimpse into the Earth’s distant past.
  • Opportunities to explore pristine landscapes by biking, trekking, and horseback riding.
  • Get an insight into a different side of the Patagonian experience, including sustainable wool production and seaweed harvesting.
What to do at Bahia Bustamante

Days at Bahía Bustamante are all about the wildlife

Begin your mornings with a navigation along Malaspina Cove, visiting sea lion and seabird colonies. Take a guided trek to the Petrified Forest, where you’ll discover 60-million-year-old fossilised trees and observe native Patagonian wildlife like guanacos and maras. Enjoy a picnic lunch before returning to the lodge for relaxing afternoons on the beach, soaking up the sun and serene ocean views.

During your stay, you might also fancy a 4×4 excursion to the Aristizabal Cape, where you can explore the rugged coastline and its isolated beaches. This area is perfect for spotting wildlife, including lesser rheas, grey foxes, and sea lions. You can also explore the Rock Canyon on a guided trek, where you’ll walk alongside towering Jurassic rock walls and discover hidden tide pools perfect for cooling off in.

And don’t forget to learn about the origins of your lodge when you have a free moment. Once a seaweed settlement, discover the lifestyles of the pioneers who used to live there.

Bahia Bustamente

The lodge is accessible by car from two main airports. The nearest is Comodoro Rivadavia (CRD), located 110 miles (180 km) away, approximately a two-hour drive. Alternatively, Trelew (REL) airport is 155 miles (250 km) away, roughly a three-hour drive.

Private transfer services can be arranged on request, or guests can rent a car or take a bus to reach the lodge. Detailed instructions are provided on booking as GPS and Google Maps may not offer accurate routes.

When to Travel

October to March

The best time to visit is during the spring and summer months, from October to March, when the weather is mild, and the wildlife is most active (with the breeding season for sea lions and Magellanic penguins in full swing). The warmer months provide good conditions for outdoor activities such as trekking, biking, and exploring the beaches. Each season in Patagonia presents its own opportunities for spotting different wildlife.



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