The least trodden Patagonian region of southern Argentina is home to a thriving glacial range that is a vision to behold. It soothes the eye as the stark landscapes of dry grasslands give way to the icy glaciers. With over 256 glaciers spread over 2,800 square miles in Patagonia, one should not miss the marvel of this region. Here’s how you can get the best of your visit here.
Unpredictable winds and changing icescapes beckon many mountaineers to the Los Glaciares National Park every year. Though this beautiful place can be approached from both Chile and Argentina, the most preferred route is from Argentina. If hikes and treks don’t get you revved up, you can stay at one of the quaint resorts dotting the long road. The Patagonian region has two towns: El Calafate and El Chaltén. The resort town – El Calafate – forms a stopover to Glacier Perito Moreno. Look up Eolo in Anita valley, a 10,000-acre resort designed by Argentine architect Alejandro Bustillo, with plenty of fresh seafood and a view to kill for.
As you make your way through the lakes to reach the famous Perito Moreno glacier, you’ll witness the meeting of glaciers and jewel-blue waters. Spread over 97 square miles, Perito Moreno was named after an Argentinean explorer, Francisco Moreno who witnessed the daily sprouting and breaking of glaciers. It forms the world’s third-largest freshwater reserve. Locals know that the path taken today may not exist tomorrow. Next, head to El Chalten, Argentina’s trekking town known for its local brews, coffee, and grilled meats. Brace yourself for a vertiginous climb to the 11,171 feet high Patalonian peak – Mount Fitz Roy. Check out the resort Explora, spread over 14,000 acres in the Los Huemules nature reserve, and indulge in herbal bath products and their signature grilled lamb.
Ibiza is often known as the party island, but it seems as though there is so much more to this destination than meets the eye. For decades, soul searchers and spiritualists alike have descended on the White Isle to find peace and enjoy the delights of the natural world. Because of this, many incredible hotels and communities have made their mark, and the Sabina Ibiza is certainly one of them.
A Beautiful Island
If you have never been to Ibiza, you just need to look at pictures of this island to know that it’s naturally beautiful. With white sandy beaches and coves and incredible ocean views around the whole island, it’s no wonder that people travel to Ibiza to get away from everyday life. If you want to embrace your own self and the beauty of the world, then the Sabina Ibiza eco-community is everything you could possibly want and more.
Creating Something Special
This community was first created by Anton Biltong – and his 19-strong team of architects – after he was inspired by the beauty and the peacefulness of the Lost City of Petra. He wanted to create something similar on the island of Ibiza, and he wanted to offer luxury accommodation and living but with a spiritual twist. Now, this private and exclusive community is filled with 50 private villas that are surrounded by 17-hectares of stunning countryside.
Private And Discreet
The community itself prides itself on being private and discreet, to offer people the chance to fully step away from their old life and connect with themselves and the natural world. Crystals were embedded into the foundations of this community, it houses a temple for people to think and unwind and a clubhouse for guests to mingle if they feel like it. As if that wasn’t enough, it boasts water preservation techniques, as well as an ‘Excellent’ pre-qualification for BREEAM.
Doesn’t this place look absolutely stunning?