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El Pedral, Punta Ninfas

An authentic Patagonian farmhouse on the wild and untamed Atlantic coast of northern Patagonia. El Pedral offers its guests quaint and characterful accommodation, with some of South America’s most impressive wildlife, right on its doorstep.

The property dates back to 1923 and still maintains the character and aesthetics of that time. In fact walking through the farmhouse, you will see materials and furniture which were brought from Europe at the turn of the century.

El Pedral is located in Punta Ninfas, on the southern edge of the Golfo Nuevo and around 2 hours from the closest airport of Trelew. The region is famous for wildlife, with Southern Right Whales, Orcas (Killer Whales), Elephant Seals, Magellanic Penguins and various other birds and mammals found in the area.

The staff of El Pedral have created a warm and welcoming atmosphere for guests and the farm has lots of cosy spaces to make yourself feel at home.

There are eight rooms, each with en-suite and divided between the main house and the guesthouse. The rooms are comfortable and like most things at El Pedral, have been relatively unchanged to maintain the character of the farm.  

Meals are eaten 'family style' with other guests and the menu includes Patagonian specialities such as homemade empanadas, hearty salads and traditional lamb roasted on a split.

Days are spent exploring the wild scenery surrounding the estancia, including the cliffs, beaches and the lighthouse which overlooks the bay. Whale watching trips can be organised from nearby Puerto Pirámides or you can explore the on site museum. There are trails taking you through the Steppe or for those looking to relax, the estancia has an outdoor pool and is known for its afternoon tea and Welsh cakes!

El Pedral, at a glance

  • Characterful guesthouse and estancia dating back to the 1920s
  • Only eight rooms, making it perfect for families and small groups
  • Surrounded by stunning scenery of the Atlantic coast
  • Different wildlife can be observed throughout the year and much of it is close to the estancia
  • Delicious locally sourced food, including Patagonian specialities such as lamb cooked on a spit
  • Perfect for those looking to escape the crowds and find wilderness and isolation

For leisure and please

  • There is a huge variety of wildlife in the area, including a large colony of Magellanic penguins which guests can visit and walk between nests
  • At the foot of Punta Ninfas' cliff is an important colony of elephant seals, which can be visited throughout the year
  • Orca and Southern Right Whale watching boat trips can be organised from the town of Puerto Pirámides
  • Explore the historic farmhouse and museum

Important: Southern Right Whales can be seen from June to December (but most common in August and September). Killer Whales, Elephant Seals and South America sea lions are seen all year but less common from May to August. Magellanic Penguins are seen from September to April.


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  • I am unable to express sufficiently my thanks and admiration for the constant care and organisation you put into this journey.

    DH, Argentina