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El Cabo Refugio Natural

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Ruta Provincial nro 1 Km 249, Cabo Raso Argentina
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We offer lodging in the rebuilt houses of a charming old Patagonic village by the sea.
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Elaine wrote a review Dec 2018
Seattle, Washington11 contributions3 helpful votes
Unlike any place I've ever been; this is one for the books. We made the drive from Trelew in a standard rental car without 4x4. Thankfully it hadn't rained recently, otherwise we wouldn't have been able to cross some parts of Route 1 where it gets muddy. We saw plenty of sheep, horses, and guanacos on the drive in! When we arrived, we were greeted with three dogs and two cats - a great welcoming party! Eduardo and Eliane welcomed us warmly and showed us to the very charming Casa 1 after making sure it was stocked with fresh towels and such. There are multiple options of where to stay at Cabo Raso... Cabañas, camping, the ranch house. We stayed in Casa 1. The house is divided into thirds: a kitchen/ dining nook, a bedroom with ensuite bath, and a bunk room. There were only two of us, so the bunk room was locked. There's a solar panel on the roof that powers a couple lights in the house. A gas stove for cooking, as well as a wood burning stove for cooking / heat. All of the kitchen necessities like dishes were provided. It's certainly a rustic accommodation, with limited amenities, but so quaint and filled with personal touches. Now, for the property. Wow! You truly feel disconnected from the rest of the world in this remote area. The sea crashing ashore to one side, and miles and miles of desert to the other. The property is huge and has some landmarks to check out: an old swing, bunker, bus, cemetery, and shipwrecked boat. All in addition to miscellaneous ruins from the old town. An hour walk puts you at a large seal colony. The main building, where the owners host meals, also has an adorable courtyard full of eclectic objects and furniture. Seeing wild seals (including massive elephant seals!) was a highlight. Photos and this description don't do this place justice. I don't think I'll ever be anywhere else like Cabo Raso again.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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NTPNorway wrote a review Jan 2017
Oslo, Norway28 contributions6 helpful votes
Had a great time with family at this remote place in the world. A fantastic family, awesome beach, so secluded and charming. Full of interesting shells and the sorts that the sea brings to the shore. Lucky the ones that had the chance to live the experience. It's totally worth the trip to get there, and do plan to stay for some days, you won't regret.
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Date of stay: December 2016
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Matilde M wrote a review Apr 2015
Auroville, India657 contributions82 helpful votes
Cabo Raso is a post in Patagonia, 150 km away from the closest city, Trelew. Right now it has two permanent inhabitants but in the past, it had up to 250. Before the Panama Canal opened in 1914, all the ships would go through the tip of South America, and load food, sheep’s wool from remote areas, and more. Cabo Raso was one of these places where the ships would load goods like; Meat, many varieties of seaweed and fish. The town was abandoned and only a few fishermen, or people collecting shells and algae, would spend some days there in the houses that still where standing, but vandalism and carelessness took away the magic of the place. Cabo Raso December 22, 2014 Cabo Raso is a post in Patagonia, 150 km away from the closest city, Trelew. Right now it has two permanent inhabitants but in the past, it had up to 250. Before the Panama Canal opened in 1914, all the ships would go through the tip of South America, and load food, sheep’s wool from remote areas, and more. Cabo Raso was one of these places where the ships would load goods like; Meat, many varieties of seaweed and fish. The town was abandoned and only a few fishermen, or people collecting shells and algae, would spend some days there in the houses that still where standing, but vandalism and carelessness took away the magic of the place. It is very close to the biggest penguin colony in South America, Punta Tombo, and close by there are plenty of sea lions and elephant seals reproducing, changing the skin, and moving ahead with their lives. Strong winds are common and in winter it is normal to have snow and temperatures of -20. Since 8 years a couple with two kids, decided to create a hostel project and El Cabo started. Since then, they have been restoring houses beautifully, planting trees, creating camping sites for anyone passing by and needing a stay, organizing school outings and projects and homeschooling their kids. For me, a real pioneering work in Patagonia in these times. Now we have a very quiet place, with good food, in front of the ocean, and nothing around. A fire warming the place inside the hall and good company was the only thing we need right now….So if you ever pass by, it really deserves a visit.
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Date of stay: November 2014
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ArgentinaPatagoniaProvince of ChubutCabo Raso
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Cabo Refugio Natural
What food & drink options are available at El Cabo Refugio Natural?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is El Cabo Refugio Natural located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Cabo Raso.