Chilean Patagonia is one of the few places in the world that really wows with its natural collection of mountains, lakes, ice fields and forests. One of the main reasons why tourists from all countries come to the region is to connect with nature. Mother nature remains her best.
The hotel is located in the Chilean Patagonia on the shores of the Señoret Channel, a 5 minute drive from the town of Puerto Natales. After a 3:30 hour flight from Santiago to Punta Arenas, and a 2:30 hour drive, you reach Puerto Bories. Strategically located at the end of the “Ultima Esperanza Sound” it is the ideal place to undertake excursions to the most remote places, including Torres del Paine National Park. From Argentina, once in Buenos Aires, take a 3:30 hour flight to El Calafate. We can meet you at the airport or a centrally located hotel and drive you to our property.
The Singular Patagonia
The hotel is located in the converted “Frigorifico Puerto Bories”, a post-Victorian cold-storage plant built in 1915. This industrial complex was originally built by the “Sociedad Explotadora de Tierra del Fuego” to process and export frozen meat to Europe. The sheep came from all over Patagonia, including across the Andes in Argentina. The factory was in operation for 70 years, generating work and contributing to the development of the region. After a long period of neglect, the building was restored to its former industrial grandeur and as a result of the meticulous conservation, was declared a National Monument in 1996.
Puerto Natales is a port city on the Señoret Channel in Chile’s southern Patagonia. It’s the gateway to Torres del Paine National Park to the northwest, and the port for boats touring the Patagonian fjords. The Municipal Historical Museum in the city center exhibits artifacts from the region’s indigenous population. To the north is the vast Mylodon Cave, once inhabited by prehistoric, slothlike mylodons.
The Mylodon Cave National Monument is located 25 kilometers to the northwest of Port Natales. It is one of the oldest and most important archeological and paleontological sites in Southern Patagonia. Evidence of a human presence dating back to 12,000 years B.C. has been found in these caves, consisting of extinct fauna such as the Mylodon.
Mount Benitez is one of the sights along the way, as are the condors that usually fly above it. You will also enter caves located on the Laguna Sofia Ranch, where archeologists found the remains of prehistoric animals and of humans dating back 3,900 years.
Estancia La Península
The ranch is located in the peninsula Antonio Varas and is only accessible by boat and takes approximately 30 minutes to reach from Puerto Natales, direction Monte Balmaceda where the glaciers Balmaceda and Serrano are located. This whole area could be called a transition zone between what we consider to be the two Patagonians, one is the pampa (land) and the other is the fjords and channels (sea). This transition makes this place compared to other places in Patagonia, rich in cultural, spatial, animal -and vegetation diversity. This is a differentiating aspect compared to other places in Patagonia, especially when it comes to Patagonia Argentina or even Torres del Paine.
Torres del Paine National Park
Torres del Paine National Park, in Chile’s Patagonia region, is known for its soaring mountains, bright blue icebergs that cleave from glaciers and golden pampas (grasslands) that shelter rare wildlife such as llama-like guanacos. Some of its most iconic sites are the 3 granite towers from which the park takes its name and the horn-shaped peaks called Cuernos del Paine.
"Without doubt, my favorite thing to 'do' at The Singular Patagonia was to do nothing: to lie in bed and watch that magical interregnum between night and light as the day dawned. "- The Daily Meal -