Experience a rustic Patagonian estancia first-hand.

Located on the Cristina Channel on the northeast coast of Lake Argentino, Estancia Cristina can be found in the heart of “Los Glaciares National Park”, in the province of Santa Cruz. Only being accessible by boat – by first sailing across the northern area of Lake Argentino and then along Cristina Channel – means that this place offers a privileged view of Argentinian Patagonia.

The lodge offers a comprehensive, all-inclusive program of activities. For example, the transfers between the city of El Calafate and the port of Punta Bandera (the set off and drop off point for our boats) and the boat crossing of the northern area of Lake Argentino (the North Arm, Upsala Channel and Cristina Channel) provide stunning panoramic views. There is also an extensive offering of activities in the valley area and full board including non-alcoholic beverages.


The estancia has 20 homely guestrooms split between five cottages (each with a shared living room)


  • Discovery full day program (4×4 + Glacier Upsala hiking)
  • Full day hiking including Fossil Canyon (around 170 million years old)
  • Incredible panoramic views of the front of Upsala Glacier’s front (as part of a day tri)


  • Mountain biking
  • Hiking
  • 4 x 4
  • Sport fishing (November to April)
  • Full day activities