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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Peninsula Valdes | Patagonia Argentina, Punta Delgada 9120, Argentina
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Estancia Rincon Chico
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

When planning our honeymoon to Argentina I knew I wanted the chance to see wildlife, so going to Peninsula Valdez was an obvious choice. First, I definitely recommend staying on the peninsula itself, especially if you have limited time. It is definitely the best way to see everything. We had a very early flight into Trelew and then we drove... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We spent a month in Latin America in October 2013 and this was definitely a highlight. It's hard to imagine driving for hours across the barren plain of the Peninsula Valdez, not seeing a single other car, and then arriving to such a beautiful spot and such a warm welcome. The estancia is family-owned and full of historic artefacts and... More

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

My husband and I spent 3 nights at Rincon Chico in November 2013 and the visit was the highlight of our two weeks in Argentina. The meals were delicious and the staff couldn't have been nicer or more knowledgeable. The property is private and quiet and just spectacular. Because there are only a few rooms for guests, the experience of... More

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Sion, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

The Estancia Rincon Chica is a place where everybody lives in harmony with the nature and shows a deep respect for wildlife and animals in general. It's worth staying at least a few days, not only to see and stay hours and hours with and near the sea elephants. Take out the mountain bikes to explore the land and the... More

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Brummen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

For three nights we stayed at Rincon Chico and enjoyed every minute. The big elefant seals (males and females) had just left but there was still much to see: young babies and young males. And we could creep up very close to them. When a couple of juveniles started mock fights just two meters away from us, it was scary... More

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Vienna
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

The Estancia Rincon Chico is located at Peninsula Valez and is a paradise. Hundreds of sea lions, seals, guanacos, maras and last but not least orcas. You can discover everythings together with a very nice guide, called Roxana. Meals are perfectly prepared by Maria and Romana. A perfect place to rest and forget your daily business because apart from nature... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

The direct access to elephant seals are a must visit. Teresa, our nature guide, was extremely informative and allowed us to sneak up to the seals within 10 feet! There is also hiking and sand dune exploration on the massive property. The property is really in a remote setting so the running water is piped in from well water and... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

The place is great and the owners were really fortunate to have the Pen Valdes elephant seals population to breed on their land. Oct 20’th we spent 1 night at the property , as part of our 3 weeks tour in Argentina & Chile (Patagonia mainly). After having a wonderful full day guided tour of the Peninsula , we arrived... More

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brooklyn, nyc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

We decided to stop here for 2 nights on our visit through coastal Patagonia. And yes to what everyone else said - the graciousness of our hosts Agustin & Maria, the serenity of the ranch, and the unique access to elephant seals made our long drive through the rainy night completely worth it. When we arrived late in the evening... More

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Evergreen, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Had the privilege of staying at Rincon Chico for 2 nights as part of a whirlwind tour of Argentina to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. The highlight of the entire trip was Rincon Chico. Spending time with the elephant seals on the beach was surreal. They are truly majestic and haunting creatures from the depths of the ocean. We just... More

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Address: Peninsula Valdes | Patagonia Argentina, Punta Delgada 9120, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Chubut > Punta Delgada
Hotel Class:3 star — Estancia Rincon Chico 3*
Also Known As:
Estancia Rincon Chico Hotel Puerto Madryn

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The Rincon Chico Ranch is an exclusive property located in the southeast corner of the Valdes Peninsula on the Patagonian Sea coast, one of the richest marine areas on Earth harboring populations of right whales, elephant seals, sea lions, orcas, penguins, and numerous species of birds and fish. For this reason the site was declared "World Heritage Site" by UNESCO in 1999. The owners are the fifth generation of settlers that inhabited the Peninsula over 120 years ago, and continuing with pride the tradition of their ancestors to breed extra fine Australian Merino sheep for wool production since 1897. In 1996 they incorporated into the activities with a prestigious group of scientists the study and conservation of wildlife, and since 2001 opened the doors to share with guests from all around the world the experience of living in this unique place surrounded by nature. ... more   less 
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