Eco-friendly hotel, offering whale-watching tours and other marine-life sightings, wins first prize in Argentinian contest.
July 28, 2017 – The owners of Del Nomade Eco Hotel are delighted to have their efforts recognized by winning the first prize in a contest to find Argentina’s greenest hotel.
“Bearing in mind the natural landscape, extreme weather, and scarcity of resources, we decided to build with creativity and projection, with every item being designed to maximize efficiency in the consumption of non-renewable resources,” says founder Alejandro Avampini. “We looked for the flexibility to continuously update technologies and stay at the forefront of sustainability. The hotel uses solar energy for light and heat.”
Located in the Valdes Peninsula, in the Patagonia region of Argentina, the hotel is in a unique position to offer its guests well-informed advice on where to observe many kinds of marine wildlife. The peninsula is considered one of the best places in the world for whale watching, with a very high concentration of southern right whales per square kilometer. During the 2016 whale season, there were more than 1,100 individuals counted in the month of September, the month of highest concentration; the main whale-watching season runs from June to December.
The hotel’s founder, Alejandro Avampini, is a highly regarded nature photographer. His primary motivation for building the hotel was to be able to welcome visitors that have both an adventurous spirit and respect for our planet. Puerto Piramides, population 500, is the only town inside the Valdes Peninsula Nature Reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel caters to a small number of guests, allowing for a highly personalized service. Avampini advises visiting the Valdes Peninsula during prime whale-watching season, from mid-August until mid-April. In addition to the southern right whales and orcas, visitors can enjoy seeing: elephant seal colonies; half a million Magellanic penguins; dolphins and birds, while also snorkeling with sea lions.
A stay at Del Nomade Eco Hotel offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience marine wildlife in an area famed for its natural beauty. Click here for more information about Del Nomade Eco Hotel or the Valdes Peninsula.