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Top Tip

If you stay between September and April, enjoy a guided walk among the Magellanic penguin colony along the shore of El Pedral

Why we like it 

  • Located at the end of Punta Ninfas –  part of a UNESCO biosphere
  • Walk along El Pedral beach, a unique geological formation, home to elephant seal and penguin
  • Take to the ocean for an adventure, in a yellow submarine

About El Pedral 

Set on dunes, just a short walk from hotels’ private stretch of coastline, El Pedral is comprised of three buildings. Built in 1923, the property’s white and red exteriors with their balustrades, verandas and turrets are striking. There are eight bedrooms – décor is cosy and speaks El Pedral’s origins as a family home. It’s all about exploring Peninsula Valdes here – there’s a rookery of elephant seals a stroll away on the pebble beach, Magellanic penguins have a colony close by, orcas patrol the shoreline and Southern Right Whales breach the waters just off coast.

Punta Ninfas’ lighthouse sits at the south end of Golfo Nuevo’s mouth. Take the 8km trip and you’ll be rewarded with incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean and the gulf.

At the hotel, take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool sheltered by a forest of eucalyptuses and fruit trees or cycle around the property to discover different panoramic views.

Adults and children alike will enjoy visiting the animals at Humberto’s Farm kept by El Pedral’s own housekeeper. For an additional cost, take a trip underneath the ocean to view whales from a yellow submarine vessel. You can also set sail to see South American sea lions and a plethora of seabirds.