From its location in the heart of the Peninsula Valdes National park and boasting 10km of private Atlantic coastline, Estancia Rincon Chico, is a charming base from which to search for wildlife.
The estancia has been with the same two families for four generations and as a working sheep ranch, offers an authentic introduction to Patagonia ranching. There are just eight comfortable en suite rooms, all with access to a cosy drawing-room and a dining room furnished in traditional ranch style where the daily menu features organic produce from the garden.
Activities include bird watching, wildlife walking trails, biking and helping with the sheep on the ranch. Whales can be seen off the coast between June and December and every year thousands of elephant seals choose Rincon Chico's beach to breed and rear their young.