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Rancho Inambú

At a Glance

    Pros

  • traditional Corrientes architecture
  • knowledgeable, attentive owner
  • great breakfasts included in the rock-bottom price

    Cons

  • shared bathrooms
  • not right on the lake
  • beds are a bit hard

Rancho Inambú Review

Traditional materials—adobe, wooden beams, and thatching—were used to build this charming hostel, which is far and away the best budget accommodation in the Esteros. Hammocks swing from the veranda overlooking a lush garden. Local handicrafts decorate the white-walled rooms, which are simple but utterly spotless. The owner, Julieta Balparda, is a qualified guide and keen bird-watcher: fellow enthusiasts and nature-loving backpackers make up most of the guests. She organizes boat trips and horse riding, and leads many hiking expeditions herself (moonlight birding trips are a house specialty). A separate thatched building contains an airy lounge with a guest kitchen, bar, and a restaurant serving sandwiches and simple meals—handy, given Colonia Carlos Pellegrini's limited restaurants.

    Hotel Details

  • 4 rooms.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • No credit cards.
Updated: 12-05-2011

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