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4 Nights At Bahia Bustamante Lodge In Atlantic Patagonia, Argentina
Highest Bid:£220.00 GBP By D***d
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Enjoy a 4 night, 5 day stay for 2 guests in a Standard Sea View Cabin at Bahia Bustamante Lodge, Atlantic Patagonia, Chubut, Argentina, staying on a full board basis (excluding all beverages). Stay is valued at approximately $2,560 USD / £1,975 GBP*. Please note all additional purchases, including further meals, snacks, drinks, exploration activities, and excursions, must be paid separately by the winner.
Auction stay dates: to be booked in advance and stay taken before 15 December 2022, subject to availability and confirmation from the hotel at the time of booking.
Bahia Bustamante is a small, family-run project, a private wildlife sanctuary, and an Eco Lodge set in remote Patagonia by the sea. Spread over 100,000 acres and located about 1,000 miles south of Buenos Aires, this isolated outpost is a true escape-from-it-all destination. This auction is an exclusive invitation to experience authentic Patagonia, surrounded by an amazing diversity of marine and land wildlife (penguins, sea lions, seabirds, guanacos, rheas, and more) – the coast is a National Park, and the Lodge is also part of “Blue Patagonia” UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Only a few places in the world house such an amount and diversity of seabirds and marine mammals.
Bahia Bustamante is truly set in the middle of nature, hundreds of miles from any other urbanization with unending skies and undulating landscapes ranging from pockets of the steppe, uninterrupted swathes of pastureland, dunes, and canyons to the rugged Atlantic cliffs which drop down beaches and the wild and deep blue ocean.
Founded in the 1950s as a seaweed settlement, more than 400 seaweed workers and their families lived there. The property featured a church, school, police department, and everything a small “town” and their inhabitants needed.
Today, with only 6 Cabins by the sea, this property opens its doors to travelers offering the exclusivity of being surrounded by 360 degrees of nature and direct access to an incredible diversity of wildlife, aiming to promote environmental conservation and raise awareness on the protection of this fragile ecosystem.
The property itself comprises of the old grocery store, which now houses the common areas of the Lodge and has an old-world Patagonia atmosphere. The club is a games room with pool, ping-pong, and table-football. The bar and living room is the perfect place to relax while watching the sea through the immense windows and enjoying the special lighting & fabulous sunsets that Patagonia offers. The bar is situated in the corner of the living room. In the small library, you will find works about birds that inhabit the local shores left year after year by the Biologists.
The restaurant serves regional food based on typical products of the area: seaweed, different kinds of meat, fish, and other marine products, and fruits and vegetables from the organic garden all make their way onto your table. Meals are hearty, country fare with lentil-based dishes, roasted vegetables, and fresh fire-roasted lamb, all washed down with Patagonia beer.
There are numerous activities at your fingertips, including sailing and visiting sea lions, penguins, and other sea bird colonies and exploring the peninsula with its sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, and natural swimming pools by trekking, mountain biking, or by 4×4. There is also a petrified forest located 18 miles away and Penguin Island to discover as well as amazing trekking at Rock Canyon, discovering the seaweed industry, and taking in a visit to a typical Patagonian ranch. Or you can just relax and enjoy the most exclusive sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, surrounded by huge red rocks, in an atmosphere of incredibly different textures and colors. With its huge number of geographic accidents, sounds, and quietness, Bahía Bustamante is a paradise for you to discover. Please note all exploration activities are not included and must be paid for by the winner separately – the daily program at the Lodge suggests at least 2 daily activities per day to explore the magnificent nature and wildlife surrounding you. Guests can decide upon check-in what they prefer to do and pay for the activities at that time: costs are from $40 to $70 USD (approx. £30 to £55 GBP), per activity, per person.
The winner will be staying in one of the main accommodation options at Bahia Bustamante: a Standard Sea Cabin. Each Cabin has 2 very comfortable, decorated bedrooms, a living room, and a fully equipped bathroom, mini bar, and oceanfront view terrace. Wi-Fi is available in the common areas most of the day provided by solar energy; this is a variable service. Unsurprisingly there is no cell phone signal; all communications are via WhatsApp. Bicycles are complimentary.
Please note the winner and their guest will be required to provide a copy of their passports at the time of booking.
Terms and Conditions
Luxury Travel Diary terms and conditions apply. *This auction item is valued at approximately $2,560 USD by Bahia Bustamante Lodge, Atlantic Patagonia, Chubut, Argentina – please note this valuation is the list price provided to Luxury Travel Diary by the Auction Prize Provider and should be used as a guide only as cheaper discounted rates may be available. No cash alternative is available. It cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, promotion, or discount. This auction item excludes flights and transport – you will need to arrange and pay for your own flights/transportation to and from your home to Bahia Bustamante Lodge, Atlantic Patagonia, Chubut, Argentina, to coincide with your booking. Your stay is subject to availability, must be booked in advance and taken before 15 Dec 2022. Please note all additional purchases, including further meals, snacks, drinks, exploration activities, and excursions, must be paid for by the winner separately. Please note any associated taxes/resort fees/entrance fees, etc. All additional purchases will be collected from the winner by the relevant property at the time of booking your stay or on departure and will not be deducted from the amount bid for the item. Winners must pay for their auction item in full via PayPal within 48 hours of the auction end. The full Terms of our auctions can be found here. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Luxury Travel Diary will not be liable for any loss or damage arising out of the winners’ use or enjoyment of the prize; and the winner acknowledges that Luxury Travel Diary accepts no responsibility, whether directly or indirectly for any claims whatsoever arising in respect of the prizes provided by third-party providers or sponsors.