The Best Resorts in Argentina

The beauty of Argentina is best appreciated from the comfort of luxury resorts like Llao Llao Hotel & Resort Golf-Spa
The beauty of Argentina is best appreciated from the comfort of luxury resorts like Llao Llao Hotel & Resort Golf-Spa | Courtesy of Llao Llao Hotel & Resort Golf-Spa / Expedia
Alex Robinson

Rolling vineyards backed by snow-capped mountains, mile-wide waterfalls set in misty rainforests, Patagonian lakes, dune-backed Atlantic beaches – from Buenos Aires to Tierra del Fuego, Argentina dazzles with its diversity and has a resort for every landscape.

Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa

Resort, Spa Hotel

Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa
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At the edge of Ushuaia village – and at the ends of the earth – Los Cauquenes has views looking out over the scattered islands on the broken tip of South America. Subpolar wilderness is literally outside the front door – so you can hike through forests and mountains, visit wild penguin colonies and take boat excursions through fjords carved by ancient glaciers, before returning to log fires and spa pampering. Top tip – reserve a Beagle Channel room and settle in for fjord and forest views.

The Vines Resort & Spa

Resort, Spa Hotel, Hotel

The Vines Resort & Spa
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Fine food, wonderful wine and snowy mountain horizons – what could be better than feeding on prime cuts of Argentinian beef prepared by celebrity chef Francis Mallmann, while savoring dark Mendoza reds served by the campfire under shimmering stars or the moonlit Andes. The Vines Resort & Spa is home to a handful of villa rooms – with private rooftop terraces – the size of houses, with floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive wooden terraces, they’re perfectly designed for you to enjoy superb views from the comfort of your room.

Alto Miramar Resort & Spa

Resort, Independent Hotel

Alto Miramar Resort & Spa
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Situated in Miramar – on the Southern Coast of Buenos Aires Province – this resort is a popular weekend beach escape for local families from nearby city Mar del Plata. Rooms – housed in block-concrete units – are gathered around a modest pool with built-in jacuzzi. Decoration swerves anything fancy – think wood-laminate floors, functional furniture and floor-to-ceiling windows. Meanwhile Miramar’s broad, golden-sand beach is only a 15-minute walk away.

Casa de Uco Vineyards & Wine Hotel

Hotel

Casa de Uco Vineyards & Wine Hotel
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The setting is spectacular – a broad, dry valley shaded green with extensive vineyards that run to the base of the snow-covered Andes, Casa de Uco offers wine-and-dine stays – hearty Mendoza reds and red-raw Argentinian barbecued steaks – just the thing you need after a mountain hike. Accommodation is either in the main resort – a towering modernist block fronted with neck-craningly tall glass walls – or in lakeside villas. Decked out in raw-woods and furnished in lush leather and cowhide, the rooms are real winners.

Llao Llao Hotel & Resort Golf-Spa

Boutique Hotel, Resort, Spa Hotel, Hotel

Llao Llao Hotel & Resort Golf-Spa
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Here you are on the edge of a complex of lakes as big as an English county, in Northern Patagonia’s popular Bariloche region. Surrounded by magical forest-covered mountains, this sprawling Rhineland-flavored hotel looks like a 19th-century Bavarian sanatorium. With several restaurants and enough timber-walled rooms to house a village, it’s hardly intimate. Yet stays are fittingly recuperative – try the plush spa, golfing on the resort’s 18-hole course, a little fishing or simply go for a scenic hike.

Cavas Wine Lodge

Hotel, Lodge

Cavas Wine Lodge
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With Mykonos-meets-Morroccan-kasbah villas, snow-capped Andean views at every turn, in-the-vines al fresco wining and dining and a seductive spa, the Cavas is prime territory for romantics seeking intimacy. The restaurant is excellent but – vegetarians in particular take note – there’s not that much on the menu beyond beef, as is the case with most Mendoza hotels.

Rincón del Duende Resort & Spa de Mar

Resort, Independent Hotel

Rincon del Duende Resort & Spa de Mar
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Here’s a peaceful place to lay your head in villas of unmanicured stone and warm wood, tucked in a woodland glade under whisper-quiet pines and star-filled skies. There’s a long beach a few minutes’ stroll away, as well as a generous pool, a spa and barbecue restaurant that, you guessed it, majors in steak. Welcome to Rincón del Duende, 239mi (385km) southeast of Buenos Aires. It translates as Elf’s Nook, but it’s more Rivendell-restful than suburban twee.

Iguazu Grand Resort Spa & Casino

Resort, Spa Hotel

Iguazu Grand Resort Spa & Casino
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It’s not in the national park – only two exclusive hotels are next to the mile-wide Iguazu Falls themselves. But the Grand is a great choice for families needing a place to spend the night having travelled to see the world-famous waterfalls. The hotel has an enormous pool that’s perfectly kid-compatible, as well as family-sized suites, and it stands in rainforested surrounds where butterflies and hummingbirds whizz around. And there’ll be no cries of “Are we nearly there yet?” The falls are less than 15 minutes’ drive away.

Rincón de los Andes Resort

Resort, Independent Hotel

Rincon de los Andes Resort
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Rincón hides away among pinewoods on the edge of San Martín village in Argentina’s Lake District – perfect for travelers mindful of budgets, with its simple dorms and cheaply priced pine chalets that can accommodate families. Young ones will be happy to splash in the big indoor pool and you’re not far from the vast, stunning Lácar Lake, among forests stalked by puma.

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