We arrived mid-day, and immediately went out for a hike, leaving directly from the hosteria and headed uphill towards the Chorrillo Malo river. The scenery was so fantastic we lost track of the time, and arrived back just in time for dinner at 8PM, which was a good thing, as the food is fantastic. We wanted to do the same hike the next day but go much further, so Federico printed a topo map and described in perfect detail how we could do a 30KM circuit by going up the Chorrillo Malo river drainage, cross over a pass then descend back to the valley via the Rico River canyon. Apparently none of the guests had ever done this hike before, and they became concerned when we hadn't returned by late afternoon, so Federico, Tamara and their handsome young boy came in their 4WD and met us just as we were exitting the Rico River canyon. Then back to the hosteria for another fantastic meal and a delightful well-needed rest. This was the most delightful accomodations we had on our 3-week vacation in Argentina & Chile; every place was very nice, but Hosteria Alta Vista rates at the top in our opinion with the wonderful staff, food and service. We need to go back next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hostería Alta Vista is located in Estancia Anita, one of greatest extension in the region, with 28,000 sheeps and 75,000 hectares. 45 Km away from the Perito Moreno Glacier and 30 Km away from El Calafate. Incomparable landscape that surrounds its, summarizes the geography of the Patagonia: the mountain range of the Andes, the immense steppes, lakes, forests and majestic glaciers. The Hostería has horses and mountain bikes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hosteria Alta Vista Hotel El Calafate
- Hosteria Alta Vista El Calafate, Argentina - Patagonia