Elephant Seal Watching at Punta Ninfas

Observe elephant seals on an excursion to the Punta Ninfas lighthouse and cliffs of the Valdés Peninsula.

Whale watching at Valdes Peninsula

Observe the majestic southern right whales above and below the water aboard a submarine at the Valdes Peninsula.

A walk among Magellanic penguins

Spend the day walking among Magellanic penguins along the beaches of the Valdes Peninsula. Get to know them up close and better.


Estancia El Pedral evokes the glorious époque of adventurous entrepreneurs and pioneers that established and developed the Valdés Peninsula. The ranch is a piece of Atlantic Patagonia made up of endless pebble beaches, tall cliffs peering over the ocean and Golfo Nuevo mouth, and fauna in its natural habitat. A place where you can experience tranquility and open air.

With 90 hectares of nature, enjoy walks by the sea observing the peninsula’s wildlife: colonies of Magellanic penguins, elephant seals, and sea lions. Ride in the Yellow Submarine, a vessel operated by El Pedral, and see the southern right whales and other species in their submerged habitat.

The antique Norman manor of the Estancia—built in 1923 by Don Félix Arbeletche from materials shipped from Europe —is composed of the main house with its characteristic spire and two wings with sleeping quarters. Here you will find creature comforts for a relaxing stay, with authentic Patagonian cuisine, all in a family atmosphere.


El Pedral’s cuisine is a doorway to Patagonia, authentic with simple dishes inspired by the sea and highlighting the region’s flavors and fine ingredients.

Choose from a varied menu with local seafood, regional cheeses, vegetables, and traditional southern Patagonian soups. Mains include fish, veal, pork bondiola, or chicken supreme, while for dessert, you can relish pears in wine or a delicious homemade flan.

Enjoy your meals in the main house with the wines from Vignes des Andes a vineyard from Mendoza, Argentina.


The antique main house of the manor, which preserves its original style, offers common areas where you can enjoy your meals or relax.

After a day of discovery, unwind in the living room—cozy, generously illuminated with panoramic views of the beaches and ocean. Enjoy a book in the library, or on cooler days, warm up next to the fireplace. Outside the main house, a veranda beneath the spire invites you to sit and admire the scenic views. On warmer days, cool down in the pool.

El Pedral is a place where you can really disconnect: with limited satellite Internet, no television, and no mobile telephone service.

Wind power generates the electricity, and on still days a backup diesel generator kicks in.



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El Pedral


Punta Ninfas

Located in: Patagonia, Argentina

Latitude: -42.965006
Longitude: -64.394487

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