Do you wish to unplug from your digitally-inclined life?
Then look no further than the diverse estancias that are dotted all around the lovely landscapes of Argentine Patagonia. We think that the ‘gaucho life’ is the perfect antidote for those that suffer the trials and tribulations of the concrete jungle.
But hold on a second… Do you even know what we are talking about?
If the answer is no, then read below to find out what estancias are and why should you visit one at El Chalten.
What Is an Estancia?
Estancias are basically family ranches or complexes that have been operating since the Spanish rule in Southern America. Most of these establishments in Argentina have been converted into commercial complexes that invite travelers over for a stay. These humble homes ensure that you stay comfortable and taste the rustic life of the bygone years.
In short, you’ll be transported to a time when smartphones weren’t the bane of human existence.
What Should You Visit Helsingfors?
Here are various reasons why Helsingfors is calling your name:
1. The Perfect Location
This luxury lodge is wedged between El Calafate and El Chalten. This prominent position ensures that you get to drink in all the breathtaking views this corner of Patagonia has to offer. Like the snow-capped peaks of Mount Andes, the towering shadow of Mount Fitzroy and the shimmering waters of Lake Viedma.
In short, this sets the premises of a magical vacation away from the chaotic folds of the city.
2. An Unplugged Expedition
They say that nature is at its finest in Patagonia. And that’s exactly what this rustic venue tries to capitalize on. That’s why despite offering the modern luxuries of life like plush comfortable beds, hot water system, and 24/7 electricity-the lodge doesn’t provide television or cable services. Therefore, you can easily cut off ties from the world if that’s on your agenda.
Moreover, it gives you the opportunity to go explore the world beyond your screens.
3. Countless Adventures
Nature enthusiasts and travel junkies will relish the various activities in the lodge’s guestbook. You can choose anything from slow-pace nature trails to steep trekking trips in the National Park.
Other endeavors include:
- Horse Ride to the Blue Lagoon or Mirador Del Condor
- Boating and Fishing in Lake Morro
- Sailing and Rafting trips on Lake Videma
In a nutshell, this is the ideal spot to discard all your worries and immerse yourself in nature. We guarantee that you’ll leave the lodge with a rejuvenated mind.
So what are you waiting for?
Giddy up and head over to the humble lodgings at Helsingfors in El Chalten! Check our Argentine Patagonia tours to plan your stay at this lovely place.