EcoCamp Patagonia say they are guided by the nomadic Kaweskar’s philosophy of “leave no trace”, and every part of this accommodation truly showcases this. They understand the importance of preserving the natural beauty of the surrounding, jaw-dropping Torres del Paine National Park and its rich cultural heritage. They are innovators of sustainable design choices and initiatives, from their iconic Geodesic Domes, to their commitment to renewable energy, and their work with the local community. With comfortable lodging blending with the mountain scenery, and providing opportunities for socialising, improving one’s wellbeing and experiencing the Patagonian way of life, EcoCamp is the definition of responsible travel.
Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Endeavours
With an award-winning reputation for their commitment to sustainability, EcoCamp is an incredible example of what all resorts should strive to become.
EcoCamp have gone above and beyond in contributing to a responsible and green vision of tourism. They rely primarily on renewable energy sources, from micro-hydro turbines to photovoltaic panels that make up 95% of energy used. The design of the domes are low impact and energy efficient, with natural skylights, raised platforms to prevent erosion, and structures and furniture made from renewable materials.
Biofiltration systems and composting toilets for soil replenishment are extra touches that showcase the dedication to sustainability. They even provide on-site sustainability tours so you can really understand how it all works and how to replicate it.
EcoCamp are also pioneers of carbon neutrality since 2007. C02 emissions from all aspects of the business are calculated and reinvested in green projects globally.
EcoCamp provide a range of innovative opportunities that benefit locals and visitors alike. Ingredients, handicrafts and decorations are sourced locally to showcase and support the local Patagonia region. Local organisations have also been partnered with to support the region, such as through reforestation and education. EcoCamp also strive to make their place accommodating to all needs, such as via providing a special hiking wheelchair, and sensory experiences for the vision impaired.
EcoCamp also understand the importance of their region’s rich history and culture. Educating travellers and preserving the local culture is a huge part of the company’s ethos.
Features and Amenities
The charm of EcoCamp can be found in their Geodesic Domes which dot the hilltop site. With four options to choose from, there is something for everyone.
- The Standard Domes feature a charming interior and skylight for incredible views of the surrounding mountain ranges and the night sky as you fall asleep.
- The Superior Domes offer extra space, a propane heater, private bathroom and renewable electricity for charging.
- The Suite Domes provide a private bathroom and woodfired heating, with spacious interiors housing locally-made décor.
- The Suite Loft Domes a step further than the Suite Domes, with extra room for larger groups and a loft that provides the best views.
The site features beautifully decorated Community Domes for social gatherings, delicious Chilean dishes, and a relaxing bar after a long day’s trek.
EcoCamp also understand the importance of health and wellbeing, by offering a Yoga Dome and Massaging Dome to relax and get in touch with one’s self alongside pristine mountain views.
This is Patagonia, Chile. Home to the world renowned Torres del Paine National Park. EcoCamp is the perfect home base to explore the incredible surroundings, from expansive glaciers, towering mountain peaks and icy rivers. If it seems a bit overwhelming or you’d simply prefer travelling with good company, EcoCamp offer a range of tours to explore the iconic Paine Towers and beyond. The choice is yours, with options ranging from sporting treks with kayaking in glacier lakes and horseback riding, multiday camping treks, and wildlife tours available too.
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Address: Estancia Cerro Paine, Torres del Paine, Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena, Chile
Photos courtesy of EcoCamp Patagonia