Estancia Rincon Chico

Location: Argentinian Patagonia | Argentina

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

The Estancia Rincon Chico, with its rich heritage and diverse natural wildlife, was founded by a French sheep farmer in the late 1800s. Today this traditional estancia is owned by the fifth generation of the same family who are dedicated to the conservation and observation of the incredible wildlife in Peninsula Valdes, a remote, coastal region of Argentina. Whale watchers and nature enthusiasts, start packing your bags.
Perfect forWildlife lovers looking to explore Argentina’s unique marine wildlife in idyllic isolation.
In the knowEstancia Rincon Chico is a favourite of the National Geographic, which has described it as ‘one of the best hotels in South America’.

Recommended for...

  • Seriously special
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Off the Beaten Track
  • Landscapes & Scenery

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Estancia Rincon Chico is set in the Valdes Peninsula, the coastal region of Patagonia.

Rooms at Estancia Rincon Chico

There are eight simple but comfortable double rooms with private bathrooms and four single rooms at this traditional farmhouse. For families, there’s a fantastic little cottage with two bedrooms and views over the beach, which is home to thousands of elephant seals year-round.

Food & Drink

Food at Estancia Rincon Chico is delicious and home-cooked, and is served in the family’s dining room for an authentic estancia experience.


The hotel has walking trails for those who want to explore as well as private beachfront. The cosy living area is just what you need after a day’s trekking or exploring, with large sofas and a small fire. 

Activities at Estancia Rincon Chico

With the remote location of Estancia Rincon Chico, guests really do have an incredible opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the amazing local wildlife, particularly the many indigenous birds and families of elephant seals who breed on the beach nearby.

Keen walkers, cyclists and horse riders will love exploring the many beautiful windswept trails in the area. Whale watching is also an option and about an hour’s drive from the estancia.

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Hotel location

Estancia Rincon Chico is 2.5 hours from Puerto Madryn airport.

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