Founded by sheep farmers in the late 1800’s, this traditional estancia still operates as a working ranch though most of its two-legged visitors come here for the isolated serenity of the coast and access to the wildlife of the Peninsula. The approximately 10 miles of private coastline are home of a large colony of elephant seals, offering guests the best opportunity for close encounters with this marine mammal in the region. Solar panels and windmills handle the energy needs and accommodations are rustic but warm, with home cooked fare served three times each day. Your hosts, Agustín and María, are fifth-generation members of two families that pioneered the Peninsula Valdes. They or the resident naturalist guides escort guests on bird-watching and wildlife-viewing hikes and photography walks around the ranch, or you can opt to explore on your own on foot or via bicycle.