12 March, 2013

Amazing activities in Argentina

I have found a beautiful lodge in Argentina that is not only a great place to stay, but the activities on offer are second to none. El Pedral Lodge is located at the end of Punta Ninfas, which is about 100km from the airport of Trelew (in Argentine Patagonia). Although you'd think this area was all about exploration, you can actually do incredible things just a few metres away from the main house.

When you check into the Lodge, you're informed of the scheduled activities during your stay, and you don't have to go far to do them. In fact, you can whale watching from the shore! El Pedral beach is more than 9km long and 900m wide. Depending on the time of year (August and September are the best months), you can whale watch right from the beach - because the coastline is so deep, they're able to swim really close to the shore.

If you want to enjoy the scenery, you can take a trip by truck, or bike towards the high cliffs which dominate Punta Ninfas. The lighthouse is located at the north end of the Peninsula, and you get stunning views of the Atlantic ocean. It's the perfect spot to enjoy the sunset, or full moon!

If you haven't been lucky enough to see whales, then elephant seals are easy to see. They have made their home at the foot of the cliffs which go from the Pedral to Punta Ninfas. The colony reaches its highest peak of population between September and March, but in small groups they can be seen all year round.

The lodge itself is split into a main house, and a ranch. The house has an en-suite bedroom and a library with books which you can sit and read in front of the fire. The ranch has a guesthouse with en-suite rooms, a dining room, bar and cosy sitting areas. There is also a swimming pool, playroom with snooker table and a barbecue area. If you want more information, please have a look at the official website here.

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