Estancia Rincon Chico
A stay at Rincon Chico is special, especially for those interested in conservation. Rincon Chico's foundation, Conservación Península Valdés (CPV), specialises in steppe and wildlife conservation projects in this unique area, which was declared a World Heritage Site in 1999 and a Biosphere Reserve in 2014 by UNESCO.
This is a fabulous place to explore a sixteen kilometre stretch of Patagonian coastline - one of the richest marine areas on Earth and home to right whales, elephant seals, sea lions, orcas -and other smaller dolphins-, penguins, and numerous species of birds and fish.
The income generated from the lodge activities is invested directly in conservation projects.
Guests stay at the ranch's lodge which has just eight ensuite rooms ensuring a personalised stay. The lodge has a simple and homely farmhouse style. The living room is a lovely spot to rest after a long day of exploration - there is a library of books about the fauna of the Península Valdés, a DVD player to watch documentaries including highlights made on the property by film crews including National Geographic and the BBC and a wonderful fireplace.
Native wildlife roams through the gardens of the homestead and the vast grassland in front of the lodge, so its possible to see and enjoy most of the Patagonian steppe’s species directly through expansive paned windows of the living, dinning room or from the bedrooms.
The ranch has developed a working policy focused on minimising environmental impact in both the home and during explorations. They are committed to the sustainable use of natural resources, promoting the efficient use of water and energy, the optimal management of waste generated, and focusing on environmental conservation.