What: We know we need to ‘wow’ the Globa.li follower with our first Latin America property we are featuring. This Globa.li Special Place is a destination some could only picture in their wildest dreams much less visit. El Pedral Lodge is the ultimate utopia for the adventure traveler or someone who wants to get away from it all. The lodge could be described as simple elegance, which doesn’t try to compete with the natural beauty and marine wildlife you will experience being here.
Where: El Pedral is located on Punta Ninfas on the Patagonian coast in Argentina. This Norman style house was built in the 19th century has been in the family for four generations. As the owners of the lodge tell us “It’s name comes from a very special formation, a large area covered by stones which ends in the sea framed by spectacular cliffs.” This is a relaxed, sophisticated and authentic place is the quintessential Globa.li boutique destination. We love this place for the “harmony between man and nature.”
Who: Those who wish to be submerged in Patagonian life will discover the magic of this place. It has the ‘best seats in the house’ on Peninsula Valdes for whale watching and the whales will sing you to sleep at night. Almost as if on cue, a pod of killer whales will appear near the beaches for your observation and marvel. Sea lions will delight you with their curiosity and playfulness. Elephant seals and penguins are also a part of the spectacle, which is accessible from the lodge.
When: The activities are plentiful and vary depending on what time you visit. August and September you can watch as the Southern Right Whales swim very close to the beach for mating and birthing. In November, March and April, Orcas are known to be searching for prey. They will amaze you as they come flying onto the beach to hunt sea lions then retreat back into the water. September through March visitors can tour the Penguin Rockery, which has been growing since 2009 and is protected as a Punta Ninfas Wildlife Natural Shelter. This is just a handful of the activities El Pedral offers.
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El Pedral Lodge