Why We Love EcoCamp Patagonia
EcoCamp Patagonia embodies the nomadic Kaweskar philosophy of “leave no trace” by prioritizing sustainable and eco-friendly practices. The resort is dedicated to preserving the natural beauty of Torres del Paine National Park and its rich cultural heritage. Through innovative design choices and initiatives, EcoCamp is a model for responsible travel.
EcoCamp sets a high standard for sustainability in the tourism industry. The resort primarily relies on renewable energy sources, such as micro-hydro turbines and photovoltaic panels, which make up 95% of the energy used. The domes are designed to be 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 are used to replenish soil. EcoCamp provides sustainability tours so that guests can see how it all works and replicate it.
Since 2007, EcoCamp has been a pioneer of carbon neutrality. They calculate C02 emissions from all aspects of the business and invest in green projects globally to offset them.
EcoCamp supports the local Patagonia region by sourcing ingredients, handicrafts, and decorations locally. They also partner with local organizations for reforestation and education initiatives. EcoCamp strives to be accommodating to all needs, such as by providing a special hiking wheelchair and sensory experiences for the vision-impaired. The resort also places great importance on preserving the local culture and educating travelers about it.
Features and Amenities
The Geodesic Domes are the centerpiece of EcoCamp, with four options to choose from: Standard Domes, Superior Domes, Suite Domes, and Suite Loft Domes. Each dome offers unique features such as a skylight, private bathroom, wood-fired heating, and the best views of the surrounding mountains.
The site features beautifully decorated Community Domes for social gatherings, delicious Chilean cuisine, and a relaxing bar. EcoCamp promotes health and wellbeing by offering a Yoga Dome and Massaging Dome with breathtaking mountain views.
EcoCamp serves as the perfect home base to explore the Torres del Paine National Park. The resort offers a range of tours, including sporting treks with kayaking in glacier lakes and horseback riding, multiday camping treks, and wildlife tours. With towering mountain peaks, icy rivers, and expansive glaciers, the surrounding landscape is truly unforgettable.
VISIT ECOCAMP PATAGONIA
Address: Estancia Cerro Paine, Torres del Paine, Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena, Chile
Photos courtesy of EcoCamp Patagonia