Puerto Natales, Chile
A uniquely designed Patagonian escape
What it is
An architecturally distinct adventure lodge in Patagonia.
What it isn't
Despite the name, it’s just outside the town of Puerto Natales—but a good two hours from Torres del Paine National Park.
What we think
Ideal for adventurers craving a unique basecamp in Chilean Patagonia, Remota is as striking for its design—by Chilean architect Germán del Sol, who also created the nearby Explora lodge—as for its comprehensive menu of activities. Guests can go for gentle walks and cave explorations, mountain bike past waterfalls and cliffs, fly-fish (the lodge is Orvis-endorsed), kayak past icebergs, or attempt a full-day summit of Cerro Castillo. They return to what looks like a plate-glass bunker, its walls coated with black asphalt and its roofs planted with grass (sustainability is a key design element). It sounds severe, but it’s really quite sophisticated, and the elemental design of the rooms—slate floors, slabs of untreated wood, colorful local textiles—warms things up. Of note: The rooms are all the same size and have no TVs (there is Wi-Fi).
You're here because
You’re a design buff, an adventure buff or both, and you want to choose from a diverse menu of Patagonian activities.
Over a glass of Chilean cabernet, you and your partner debate which memory of today’s horseback excursion was your favorite: the rainbow that pierced the sky, the views of the glacier-carved cliffs of the Sierra Dorotea, or the maté tea shared by a campfire with an authentic gaucho.
Restaurants & Bars
Restaurant - incredible food with homemade wines and desserts
Hotel bar - Light aperitifs made with the best of ingredients are served in this beautiful room, the Remota Bar. Here you will find the perfect setting to share your travel experiences with other guests or simply enjoy the panoramic views with the drink of your choice.
Plenty of children's activities to choose from. The Remota is a 25 minute walk or 5 minute drive to Puerto Natales, which makes for an interesting one hour stroll for window shopping, etc.
On the shore of the Sound of Last Hope (which looks much less dire than it sounds), a few minutes from the town of Puerto Natales. Getting here requires a four-hour flight from Santiago to Punta Arenas, followed by a two-hour drive.