La Elvira

Peninsula Valdes

Estancia La Elvira is situated on one of the most open pieces of coastline on Peninsula Valdés, and as such is home to an important variety of mammals and sea birds and it is also a well-known destination for being the place chosen by southern right whales in times of mating. For this reason alone it makes it a perfect place to see what the peninsula has to offer.

Why we recommend it:

  • Working estancia
  • Simple rooms
  • Brilliant wildlife watching spot
  • Self-guided walking trails



El Elvira is still a working ranch and as such the eight double rooms are clean and comfortable with private bathrooms and central heating, but still very basic. You come here for its location and the opportunity of seeing some great wildlife.  The upside is that the lodge gives you a glimpse into what a working ranch is like.

The decor is simple and typical of the area with pieces of history hanging from its walls. The living room has comfortable chairs and sofas, an open fireplace and an array of indoor games fit for all ages.  The outdoor seating is perfect for watching life move by and for watching the twilight of the sun unveiling its reddish and yellowish shades.

They have a range of outdoor activities and the local guides will accompany you along the activities, which are programmed on a daily basis. All the guides are local to the area and willing talk about our ancestors and their traditions.

There are some self-guided walking trails along the coast which allows you to see the extent of the flora species that colour the Patagonian flats here.


Talk travel with our expert team





Come to our Henley office by the river which is perfect for a private presentation on your holiday.

Get in touch to organize a meeting with us by phone +44 (0) 1491 410492 or email:

We look forward to meeting you!

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