LUGARES MAGAZINE Nro. 52
Pags. 107 - 109
Text & Photos: Lugares File
Esquel, Chubut. A solid and imposing hostel in the magnificent National
Park. It was built by Bustillo, with his particular architectural
style, in one of the most beautiful spots of Los Alerces Park.
Dark wood and solemn stairways grant it an elegant atmosphere, matching
perfectly with the amazing view of the Futalaufquen. The best rooms
are precisely those overlooking the lake.
Hostería El Pedregoso.
Cholila, Chubut. A magic hostel on the banks of Lake Cholila. In addition
to the fascinating history of Butch Cassidy and the general atmosphere
of the place, there is the magic touch of Chela Ruiz, which can be
seen in every corner, making the Hostería del Pedregoso shine inside
as much as the bright yellow walls of the exterior.
Delicious cuisine and beautiful excursions. Fishing, trekking, canoeing,
and climbing the Tres Picos Mountain, are some of the various possibilities
offered here. Access is 6y a hanging bridge which "isolates" the guests
in this enchanting spot. Here, the green lawn is an unexpected and
Pirámides, Chubut. The best option for those who come with their mind
set on seeing the whales. It is located some 200 metres from the port.
There are also diving instructors who take you out to see sea urchins
and starfish. The rooms are comfortable and well equipped. The best
choices are the two rooms with hydro-massage and capacity for four.
Mumo's cuisine enjoys the best reputation in the region. Try his grilled
squid and his home-made pasta. They also rent out bicycles and horses
to explore the Golfo Nuevo Bay.
Cabanas de Brondo.
Lago La Plata. Chubut. Privileged location with beautiful natural
surroundings. This cabins are situated exactly where the Union River
and Lake La Plata meet. The river, in turn, connects Lake La Plata
with Lake Fontana; rainbow and fontinalis trouts have established
their territory in both lakes. The complex - the former Hostería y
Cabanas Huente-Có - offers comfortable accomodation with private bath,
hot water and heating. Launches can be rented with guide included.
Some 300 metres from these cabins there is a landing strip for Twin
Otter type aircraft.
La Plata, Chubut. Right behind Lake Fontana, where the River Union
joins the two lakes, is where Eduardo Mayer conceived this fishing
lodge at the age of 81. He had it built from scratch and provided
it with absolutely everything: hydro-electric turbine to avoid pollution,
sewage treatment chambers and jacuzzis with view to the lake.
In addition to the rainbow and fontinalis that can be found in these
waters, there are the beautiful lenga tree woods, the glaciers and
snowy peaks, immaculate and untouched, only a few hours away on horseback.
Bahia Arenal is a not only a dream for fishermen, it is a truly extraordinary