Whilst looking a little out of place on the Patagonian coastline, El Pedral’s red and white 19th-century Norman-style lodge probably couldn’t occupy a better spot from which to experience the Valdes Peninsula.
To explain, the Lodge is set within its own private ecological reserve and although close to the 9km-long Punta Ninfas beach where you can see sea lions, killers whales, penguins and much more (sometimes even from your bedroom window), it is sheltered by a grove of cypresses and tamariscos as well as being within easy distance of the local town, transportation and other wildlife lookout points.
Recently renovated too, El Pedral’s interiors are very much in the style of other local estancias: rustic yet sophisticated, comfortable and authentic. Also, with only eight rooms and home-cooked food, the lodge is an intimate and friendly place to stay.
El Pedral also happens to be one of the best value accommodations in the area as prices are full board and everything is included.