Ushuaia, Southern Patagonia, Argentina
At a Glance
Spectacular setting with a dramatic mountain backdrop and stunning views over the native forest and natural reserve beyond
Within easy reach of the Beagle Channel making it the perfect base from which to begin an Antarctic Cruise
Ideally based for outdoor adventures with a number of hiking trails beginning at the doors of the resort
Hosts an array of musical events throughout the year with famous Argentine musicians in concert
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
December and January are high season, and busy. September, October and March are the best months, when there are fewer crowds, and the weather can still be beautifully mild. Bear in mind, though, that weather on the glacier is completely unpredictable, since the winds coming over the Andes, are constantly changing. November to April brings the best weather, downpours are rare, and there’s usually enough sun to get fabulous photographs of the ice, with bright sunshine most days.
In March and April, Autumn colours are spectacular, as the lenga on upper slopes of the mountains turns scarlet. The whole region is closed for winter June to August, when weather makes the area very inhospitable.
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Perched on a spectacular natural balcony above the city of Ushuaia and boasting fabulous views of the Beagle Channel, Arakur provides the perfect setting for hiking within the dramatic scenery of Tierra del Fuego or as a base before an Antarctic cruise.
A dramatic mountain backdrop dominates the skyline behind Arakur, a luxury hotel that sits within the stunning Cerro Alarken Natural Reserve just a short distance from Ushuaia city. Extending across a natural balcony that sits 800m/2600ft above sea level, its privileged position provides easy access to a number of the region's fantastic hiking trails whilst ensuring spectacular views over the city of Ushuaia and glacial scenery of the Beagle Channel beyond.
The rooms are comfortable and contemporary in design and the perfect place to rest weary limbs after time spent hiking in the surrounding nature reserve. All rooms benefit from large windows which look out over the forested valleys, rugged mountains or down to the channel, the city lights twinkling at night in the distance. Not only is Arakur a great destination in itself but the property also works perfectly as a base for a couple of nights before embarking on an unforgettable cruise around Antarctica, many of which depart from the port of Ushuaia.
There are 88 Double Rooms, 20 Twin Deluxe Rooms, 6 Triple Deluxe Rooms and 3 Senior Suites, many boasting views towards the bay, the Beagle Channel and the city of Ushuaia whilst the remaining rooms enjoy views over the mountains and valleys in the opposite direction. All rooms and suites are contemporary in design and complete with modern technologies to ensure a comfortable stay.
Facilities at Arakur include a gym and fantastic indoor and outdoor pools which boast stunning views. There is an onsite restaurant and two bars, serving up delicious specialties from Tierra del Fuego as well as other Argentine and international dishes. A shuttle service can transport guests down to Ushuaia city for further dining options.
Arakur was designed to allow guests to make the most of the outdoors with plenty of spectacular forest and mountain hiking trails on its doorstep. Visitors can also enjoy wildlife viewing in the Reserva Natural Cerro Alarkén, visits to the Andorra Valley, Vinciguerra Glacier and Iceberg Lagoon.
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Location & directions
Ushuaia, Southern Patagonia, Argentina
Arakur Ushuaia sits within the Cerro Alarkén Natural Reserve, just minutes from downtown Ushuaia and its major attractions. Its is just a 7-minute drive from the city centre of Ushuaia and a 22-minute drive from Tierra del Fuego National Park.
How to get there
Arakur is a 20-minute drive from the international airport at Ushuaia, a 3-hour 35-minute flight from Buenos Aires.
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