Nibepo Aike

For reservations:, Av. Libertador 1215, El Calafate, Santa Cruz, 9405, Argentina

This lovely estancia is an hour and a half from El Calafate in a bucolic valley overlooking Lago Roca and backed by snowcapped mountain peaks; sheep, horses, and cows graze among purple lupine flowers, and friendly gauchos give horse-racing and sheep-shearing demonstrations. The attached restaurant serves up a truly exceptional lamb and beef barbecue. It's possible to visit Nibepo Aike by booking a day trip at the office in downtown El Calafate, but the best way to experience this unique property is a two-night stay in comfortable rooms decorated with original antiques and ranching memorabilia. The name Nibepo is a combination of the nicknames of the original owner's three daughters—Nini, Bebe, and Porota. All-inclusive packages are available, as is breakfast only; options include visiting glaciers and horse-riding trips where you'll ride along the shores of an emerald glacier lake.


  • spectacular scenery
  • yummy food
  • welcoming staff


  • long drive by dirt road from downtown
  • two-night minimum stay
  • no Wi-Fi


Phones: 11-5031–0755-Reservations (Buenos Aires) | 290-492–797-for reservations | 2902-492–797-Day visits (El Calafate)


10 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed May–Sept. All-inclusive; Breakfast