What to do in Bahía Bustamante

Bahía Bustamante, a unique destination in the immensity of Argentine Patagonia, offers an incredible tourist experience. Located in a difficult-to-access area (more details in ” How to get to Bahía Bustamante “), this hidden gem is perfect for those looking for an adventure off the beaten path.

The only accommodation option in this remote paradise is the Bahía Bustamante Lodge, which not only provides a place to sleep but is the starting point to explore the natural and cultural wonders of the area.


Staying at Bahía Bustamante Lodge is much more than just a stay; is to immerse yourself in the very essence of Argentine Patagonia. The great advantage that this remote refuge offers is the opportunity to enjoy its activities in an intimate way, without the crowds of tourists that usually characterize other more conventional destinations. Here, in Bahía Bustamante, the traveler has the unique opportunity to explore the natural and cultural beauty of the region without the distractions of mass tourism.

Imagine coming face to face with a colony of Magellanic penguins practically alone, thanks to the excursions organized by the lodge. This is just one of the many experiences that await you in this hidden paradise. From sailing through the calm waters of Caleta Malaspina to exploring the beaches of the peninsula by bicycle or 4×4, each activity is designed to offer you up close and personal contact with the amazing nature of Bahía Bustamante.

Far from the hustle and bustle of the crowds, here you can immerse yourself in an almost lunar landscape in the Petrified Forest, or walk among hundreds of penguins and their chicks on Penguin Island. Even on dry land, the experience is equally intimate; A 4×4 tour takes you to impressive landscapes in Cabo Aristizabal, while a fascinating trek through the Cañadón de Piedra allows you to explore archaeological sites and spot birds in their natural habitat.

Activities Offered by the Bahía Bustamante Lodge

Navigation in Bustamante Bay
Bahia Bustamante

Navigation : A unique experience to discover sea lion roosts and seabird colonies. Sailing through the calm waters of Caleta Malaspina, you can approach the islands of the Vernacci Archipelago, home to thousands of sea lions and Magellanic Penguins, as well as an impressive variety of seabirds.

What to do in Bahia Bustamante
What to do in Bahia Bustamante

The Peninsula : With white sand beaches, crystal clear waters and rock formations, the peninsula is ideal for exploring on foot, by bike or by 4×4. In addition to its incredible beaches, the area offers sites of geological and archaeological importance.

Bahia Bustamante petrified forest
Petrified Forest Bahia Bustamante

The Petrified Forest : A journey back 60 million years. Located 30 km from the Lodge, this lunar landscape is full of fossil logs, offering a perfect setting for trekking and observing local fauna.

Magellanic Penguins
Magellanic Penguins

Penguin Island : Just 15 minutes from the Lodge, this island is home to a colony of Magellanic Penguins. At low tide, it joins the mainland allowing visitors to walk among hundreds of penguins and their chicks.

Cape Aristizabal : A 4×4 tour takes visitors to this rocky cape with stunning landscapes, hidden beaches, an old lighthouse, and an art installation by Christian Boltanski.

Stone Canyon : A fascinating trek through a Jurassic canyon, ideal for bird watching and exploring archaeological sites.

Historical Tour and Introduction to the Alguera Industry : A walk around the Lodge to learn about its history, the processes of collection and use of algae.

Field Day and Introduction to Sustainable Wool Production : An opportunity to learn about sustainable wool and meat production, with the possibility of participating in rural tasks depending on the time of year.

Accommodation at the Bahía Bustamante Lodge

Bahía Bustamante Lodge
Bahía Bustamante Ranch

But intimacy is not just limited to outdoor activities. Even when staying at the Bahía Bustamante Lodge , you will find an authentic and welcoming experience. More than just a place to rest, the lodge is a window to the history and culture of the region, where every detail is carefully designed to offer a genuine connection with the rural and sustainable life of Patagonia.

In short, Bahía Bustamante is not only a tourist destination, it is a sanctuary for those looking to escape conventional tourism and immerse themselves in the true essence of Patagonia. Here, intimacy and authenticity intertwine to create an unforgettable experience in one of the most remote and beautiful places in the world.