Tim and Carla spent their honeymoon in Argentina and Chile mixing Buenos Aires luxury with trekking the W Circuit of Torres del Paine National Park
in Patagonia. They’ve been kind enough to share some of their experiences on the Swoop blog. This second post is about a relaxing and comfortable hotel they used at the base of Mount Fitz Roy in the small town of El Chalten, gateway to Los Glaciares National Park.
‘What a great, reasonably priced hotel this is in the small town of El Chalten. Although the rooms are on the small side, they are cosy and warm, and the lounge area is nice to sit in if you need some space. Natalia and Eduardo were welcoming and very informative for advice regarding walks, excursions and restaurants. Definitely go to La Tapera to eat by the way. Eduardo (whose English is superb) is also keen for guests to help him use up his extensive whiskey collection if feeling sociable. Breakfast is basic but fills a hole. What a super base for checking out the walks and activities in this beautiful national park.”
Tim and Carla spent their honeymoon in Argentina and Chile mixing Buenos Aires luxury with trekking the W Circuit of Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia. They’ve been kind enough to share some of their experiences on the Swoop blog. This second post is about a lodge and spa hotel they used on the Argentinian side of the Iguazu Falls called La Aldea de Selva.
What a great place for some peace and relaxation after the buzz and bustle of Buenos Aires. Although most people, like us, are here for a very short stay to see the falls, we thoroughly enjoyed some time to relax by the pool in 30o C sunshine, and laze and read in our own private hammock. The rooms are big and private with a unique natural feel, though I could have done with a couple more pillows! The food was reasonable at the hotel but we would recommend taking a cab into town to La Rueda to try some Surubi (common fish from he nearby Parana River). Deliciously cooked and really tasty. All in all a short but very sweet visit up north.
To check availability and rates at La Aldea de Selva click here. Alternatively, you can look at other accommodation options in Iguazu or contact us for advice.
We also recommend that you read more about Tim and Carla’s experience at Hotel Legado Mitico in Buenos Aires.