Arakur Resort and Spa
A smart hotel complex in a nature reserve on a mountainside above Ushuaia offers spectacular views over the Beagle Channel.
The Arakur Resort and Spa is the ultimate top-end place to stay if real enjoyment of your accommodation is to be a big part of your experience in Ushuaia. The hotel is situated on the slopes of the mountain Arakur, facing the hand of ice-spiked peaks which soar above the port: from its lofty elevation there are astonishing views not only of the Andean chain but also the busy little port and the rocky shores of the Beagle Channel.
The hotel sits in the Arakur Nature Reserve and there are walking trails within for you to explore. In the building itself, an ultra-contemporary affair featuring glossy Patagonian wood, there’s also plenty of opportunity both to relax and to get some exercise: a fitness centre, heated pool, children's pool and hot tubs both indoors and also on decking in the open air.
You can dine at the smart, sophisticated restaurant surveying the vistas through floor to ceiling windows. The property’s isolated location is handy for the ski slopes in winter, but you'll be using the shuttle bus or taxis to get around to and from the city and airport.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
I have wanted to visit Argentina for years. Journey Latin America helped by interpreting our desires and pulled together an excellent itinerary. Our journey will be one of the most memorable trips we have ever been on. Each accommodation was different, giving us a taste for the area, culture and the people were so friendly. What an amazing countryLT, Wimborne
It was all highlights but Iguassu falls from Argentina and Brazil were really amazing. We were fortunate to be there when the water volume and power of the falls were especially high (which outweighed the occasional heavy rain by far).MW, Oldham
Excellent trip during which we felt we saw some of the real Argentina. Delightful and helpful people abounded who had an enviable pride in their country. Excellent service from JLA (particularly Lina) and local representatives in Argentina added to our enjoyment.ML, Cheltenham
Most Memorable Moment?: Seeing Iguazu falls was brilliant.IM, Chippenham
Most Memorable Moment: Iguazu falls were amazing - much better than exepctedDM, London
Highlights?: A horse ride and fishing in the Andes, seeing elephant seals close up at Peninsula Valdes and that unexpected chapel service. Wonderful memories!EJ, Tregaron
We have had a great holiday in Argentina, partly organised by JLA and would certainly recommend JLA to anyone that wants to have such a trip, as they provided very good knowledge of the areas we visited and good organisation.LS, Zurich
So many highlights. We wee deeply impressed by the stunning natural beauty of Argentina. Iguazu, Humahuaca, Perrito Moreno and Mount Fitzroy in particular.JD, London
The estancia stay was wonderful, and a really special place to spend my 30th birthday - I was thoroughly spoilt! Our trip to Quebrada de Humahuaca with Juan was also fantastic. It was also great to see the diversity of the country, and the beautiful Iguazu falls.JK, North Shields
Highlight?: Cerro Otto, fabulous weather and the guide was just so relaxed and we had all the time in the world. It was a fabulous dayBD, Oswestry
Highlight? The trip to Puna.RE, Sheffield
Highlight?: Wildlife! Buenos Aires! Travelling Club! being at the end of the world, border crossing in and out of Chile - good fun.....MK, Orkney
Difficult to identify (the highlights of my self drive holiday)... I would highlight the interest of the looping drive down the mountains to the west....watching the leaves of the roadside foliage increase in size as the temperature rose was mesmerising. I would suggest that the pleasure of long drives through changing countryside is one of the unsung pleasures of such holidays as mine. But perhaps that's just lazy old me!RS, Salisbury
Overall, a fantastic trip. Will recommend Argentina and Journey Latin America to any friends looking to travel to this area. Thank you very much for helping us to create such a smooth running and enjoyable trip for us!KB, Chelmsford
An excellent holiday to a fantastically varied country inhabited by charming people. An absolute must.CF, Sutton
Highlights?: Perito Moreno breathtaking, Cerro frias,Patagonian lunch and staff (Anna)delightful, Iguazu spectacular, Tango dancing at El Querandi unforgettable.AM, Egham
The whole trip was memorable! The excursion to Estancia Cristina was amazing, trekking Laguna Torre and Laguna de los Tres were awesome too. And nothing beats being able to see and hear the Perito Moreno Glacier calve!LB, London
Hotel Club Tapiz and visiting the wineries in Mendoza was a real highlight. The Iguazu falls were also incredible.CAA, London
The mountain trip in Mendoza was spectacular. We loved Buenos Aires too.PW, Tonbridge
We had an excellent holiday in Argentina and are very grateful to Sophie for organising it for us so well.JR, Acton
Each day gave us stunning scenery, amazing sights and the friendliness of the Argentinian people. Although one particular highlight was seeing an armadillo on the road from El Calafate..YGG, Wirral
Iguazu Fall were spectacular - made Niagara Falls look like a dripping tap. The bus journey from Mendoza over the Andes to Santiago was equally excellent. Buenos Aires was an exciting city, in which the area around La Boca was was so charismatic - could have stayed there for days!ID, London
The weather was very kind to us and every glacier, view and the falls were stunningly beautiful. I loved being in the hotel at Bariloche sitting on the terrace overlooking the lake. I even thoroughly enjoyed travelling through the Enchanted Valley from Nequen to Bariloche because the airport had been closed. It is impossible for us to put one memorable moment as every part of Argentina that we went to was beautiful.LL, Bexley
Perito Merino and Iguazú Falls were undoubtedly the high points - unforgettable experiences.TW, Prenton
Most Memorable Moment?: Difficult to pick out one part. Patagonia Camp was fantastic. However we found the scenery in Argentinian Patagonia stunning.BS, Derby
Seeing the iguazu falls was unforgettable. The hotel was beautiful with a fantastic position.LD, London
The trip was divided into a series of mini holidays and each was memorable in its own way. Obviously the Iguazu Falls were spectacular but we derived much pleasure from every experience we had.MK, Southampton
Most Memorable Moment?: Sitting by the shore of Laguna de los Tres at the base of Mount Fitz Roy in El Chaltén ... or sitting in a wood-fired hot-tub on the first day of our honey-moon, overwrought, slightly jet lagged and very happily married!RB, London
Highlight: Journey on the PunaMK, London
We both thought that the experience and power of the Iguazu Falls when we were alone in the grounds on our own (early in the morning before the crowds arrived) was an experience of a lifetime. We've never seen an almost circular rainbow caused by the river's spray before.AP, London
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