Couples with a passion for nature and adventure looking for an original honeymoon destination should consider Patagonia. Think hiking and adventure sports, set in a pristine natural envirnoment with surreal and breathtaking landscapes. Find inspiration with our guide to the most unusual honeymoon destinations of Patagonia.
Best Patagonia honeymoon destinations – Ushuaia
Perched at the southernmost point of South America on the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, is beautiful resort town Ushuaia – also known as The End of the World. With the stunning jagged backdrop of the Martial Mountains, Ushuaia is a launch pad for cruises to Antarctica and to Isla Yécapasela to visit its penguin colony.
Take a variety of dayt trips or treks from Ushuaia to enjoy the natural landscapes and unique wildlife of the area or some. From Ushuaia, take a cruise to Cape Horn for an unusual Patagonia honeymoon experience. Cape Horn, marking the point where the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans meet, is a hazardous route that long symbolized the deadly risks faced by ships taking the Drake Passage. Today it remains an untamed wilderness visited by only a few thousand people each year. Cruise ships depart from Ushuaia to land on this small stretch of land daily.
For winter, Cerro Castor, the world’s southernmost ski resort, is another unusual Patagonian honeymoon option. Only 16 miles (26 km) from Ushuaia, Cerro Castor offers all the facilities you need for an adventurous but comfortable honeymoon.
How to get to Ushuaia
Ushuaia is easy to access with daily flights from Buenos Aires and El Calafate. Cruise ships often dock at Ushuaia as part of their itinerary from Puerto Arenas – a Chilean city located across the Strait of Magellan on the other side of Tierra del Fuego.
Trekking in El Chaltén
El Chaltén, known as Argentina’s National Capital of Trekking, in Santa Cruz province, is a beautiful location for a Patagonia honeymoon. A small but thriving mountain town, it sits in the Los Glaciares National Park. Monte Fitz Roy, the second most famous symbol of the park behind El Perito Moreno Glacier, is a major draw of this part of Argentine Patagonia.
The town is an excellent base for the many hiking trails that snake through the park. Hike during daylight for stunning views of the sky-puncturing peaks of Monte Fitz Roy and trek alongside the shores of glacial blue lakes. It also offers luxury accommodation and a growing selection of restaurants.
How to get to El Chaltén
Daily flights to nearby Calafate arrive from Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, and Bariloche. Buses run regularly from the airport in Calafate to El Chaltén.
Skiing in Patagonia
For sports lovers looking to plan a Patagonia honeymoon during the southern hemisphere’s winter months, the ski resort of Cerro Bayo is ideal. Located near the more famous Cerro Catedral resort in Bariloche, Cerro Bayo offers 22 slopes and extensive off-piste terrain for advanced skiers. A relatively unknown resort, it does not get very busy.
Fine dining options
High-end accommodation and cuisine are on offer in nearby town Villa La Angostura. Some of Argentina’s top chefs have relocated here so there is a good range of quality gastronomy. A range of boutique and five-star hotels are available to book here, making Cerro Bayo a top destination for those seeking high-quality cuisine, excellent skiing, and an unforgettable Patagonian honeymoon experience.
How to get to Cerro Bayo
Nearby Bariloche airport has regular daily flights to Buenos Aires. Buses from Bariloche to Villa La Angostura depart regularly throughout the day.
Luxury and relaxation
Chile’s position on the Pacific Ring of Fire means remarkable geothermal activity with thermal springs dotted across the country. Puyuhuapi, an unassuming town on the Carretera Austral in Chilean Patagonia, is a place where enchanted forests and thermal waters combine for a relaxing and magical experience.
Located near Hanging Glacier and the native forest of Parque Queulat, Puyuhuapi’s hot springs have historically been a place of healing and relaxation. Visitors will appreciate the spectacular views across the fjords bordering the thermal waters. Patagonia resorts in Puyuhuapi include luxury accommodations and a range of natural treatments so that honeymooners can make the most of these special waters and enjoy a perfectly relaxing and luxurious escape.