Inside one of Patagonia's most scenic hotels

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Dal Kikin
September 13, 2018

The eco-hotel EcoCamp Patagonia is located in the Torres del Paine National Park in the south of Chile amidst a unique nature and high snow-capped mountains. It may seem that this is just a tent camping for the mountain tours, but in fact this is one of the main eco-hotels in South America.

Noteworthy is a sustainable mark of the eco-hotel which is completely constructed of renewable materials, and the camp also uses renewable energy sources, such as solar panels and microhydro turbines as well to be self-sufficient. A careful attitude to nature allows the hotel to be part of the local ecosystem and does not scare the wild animal at all and does not pollute the environment.

EcoCamp Patagonia has won raves since its 2001 opening for offering guests the ultimate glamping experience: by night, they sleep in luxe domes based on ancient nomadic designs; by day, they go on guided treks. More recently, the hotel—which is fully powered by renewable energy—has focused on inclusivity, adding hikes for visually impaired guests and an all-terrain wheelchair that can traverse the Patagonia landscape. —Julia Zorthian, TIME reporter

The camp consists of three public buildings, where a restaurant, library, bar and gymnasium are located, as well as 25 houses (13 standard, 2 superior and 10 deluxe), meeting all the uncompromising qualities of comfort. The rooms are designed in minimalist mountain style for a feeling of unity with nature.

As for outdoor activities, in your spare time you can explore the local nature to try to see the cougars, visit safari, raft down the mountain rivers, ride bicycles, go on eco-paths to the mountains, go fishing or go horseback riding.

Photo: iStock/NidoHuebl

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