Rincon del Socorro
Rincón del Socorro has 12,000 hectares and is located in the Iberá Wetlands. It is owned by The Conservation Land Trust (CLT), who is dedicated to care for its environment through a group of biologists and veterinarians who develop different restoration and reintroduction programs of species. They give guests a close understanding to the local ecosystem, appreciating the importance each different natural environments and conservation it has.
Rincón del Socorro played a role in the history of the birth of the Iberá National Park, since it was The Conservation Land Trust who donated 150.000 acres to the Argentinian government for the creation of the Park, lands that were added to the already existing Iberá Reserve. These lands include all kinds of different landscapes and ecosystems which were not present in the Provincial Park, such as flooded grassland, open forests of thorny, dry shrubs called “espinales” and gallery forests.
Activities begin early in the morning at Rincón del Socorro: start with a visit to the reserve either walking or horse-back riding, then dive deeper into the wetlands on a boat ride, sailing up and down the many streams that lead to the Laguna Iberá, optionally they offer a short flight over areas of the Iberá that are otherwise inaccessible. After sunset, take into a nocturnal safari drive in 4WD vehicles on the look out for the typical wildlife activity of the wetlands.
Guests can walk among old trees planted in the early 1900’s that provide shade for this sub-tropical region and enjoy a large collection of a mixture of local native plants and classic azaleas and roses. The lagoon next to the property provides a never-ending wildlife show with carpinchos, friendly alligators and up to thirty bird species inhabiting the area..
Each room has been designed and decorated in a unique style, according to its own form and placement. No two rooms are the same. Guests will be delighted with objects such as antique historical maps, a collection of stuffed animals and unique wildlife paintings.
Rincón del Socorro is one of the “52 Places to Go in 2017” according to the New York Times!
The place blossoms as a sanctuary for both wildlife and conservation. The landscape was slowly restored throughout the years, removing the traces left by livestock farming activities and starting to produce “nature”. Gradually, through the rewilding the giant anteater (Myrmecophaga) started coming back and its population began to grow. The same happened with the pampas deer (Ozotoceros bezoarticus) and the collared peccary (Pecari tajacu), among other re introduced species. Just a month and a half ago they released the first tapir (Tapirus) couple in Iberá!
In the future, this list is expected to also include the jaguar (Panthera onca), which is hoped to start roaming the lands soon, meeting with the more frequent characters that can be easily seen today like the alligator (Caiman yacare), the capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris), the black howler monkey (Alouatta caraya), and hundreds of bird species. Even the aguará guazú (Chrysocyon brachyurus) might be located by its tracks or by its sound that somehow says “welcome!”
Prices per person per night, double occupancy, in US$ till March 31, 2020:
in standard category - $364
in superior category - $488
in premium category - $564
accommodation, all meals, activities at the estancia: (Nature walks; boat trips and wildlife spotting, Self guided trails,
Horserback rides, long walks, birdwatching and bike paths.
Children policy: Cradle for free for children under 3 years old.
Children from 3 to 6 years old pay 25% of the rate sharing room w/parents.
Children from 6 to 10 years old pay 50% of the rate sharing room w/parents.
Rates do not include transfers - roundtrip transfers from Posadas airport with bilingual driver = US$462 per person with 2 people.