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Nibepo Aike

At a Glance

    Pros

  • spectacular scenery
  • yummy food
  • welcoming staff

    Cons

  • an hour by dirt road from downtown
  • two night minimum stay, no Wi-Fi

Nibepo Aike Review

This lovely estancia is an hour and 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.

    Contact Information

  • Address: For reservations:, Av. Libertador 1215, El Calafate, Santa Cruz 9405 | Map It
  • Phone: 2902/492–797 reservations
  • Website:
  • Location: El Calafate

    Hotel Details

  • 10 rooms.
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed May–Sept.
Updated: 12-19-2011

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