The property is maintained with the goal of preserving this lush area and was previously owned by well known conservationists Doug Tompkins, co-founder of The North Face and Espirit, and his wife, Kristine Tompkins, former CEO of Patagonia, Inc. Through the Tompkins Conservation group, millions of acres of land have been restored and donated to establish National Parks throughout Patagonia, including the nearby Corcovado National Park, as well as a conservation easement on lands directly adjacent to the farm.
The current owners are following in the footsteps of the Tompkins in their effort of preserving the beauty this land has to offer and opening up for others to enjoy and explore.
Photo courtesy of Tompkins Conservation
Located in the northern tip of the Aysén Region of Chile, Fundo Los Leones sits along 6 miles of private protected shoreline of the spectacular Pitipalena Fjord and 5 miles of the Palena River as it flows in to the Pacific Ocean. Nestled between rivers and ocean near the quaint fishing village of Raul Marín Balmaceda, this beautiful sea farm is essentially an island, featuring cozy seaside cabins along a protected fjord with exceptional marine life. This is one of the most bio-diverse areas in the world, and home to three species of whale, twelve species of dolphin, as well as otters, sea lions, birds, sea urchins, mussels and sea anemones, to name a few.
The ecological significance of the area is recognized with the recent designation of the surrounding Pitipalena Coastal Marine Protected Area (AMCP). Between this AMCP, adjoining conserved lands, and the property itself, one can find infinite recreational opportunities right out your front door - fly fishing for trout and salmon in the world-class Palena River, kayaking and boating among whales, and hiking and horseback riding along the fjords and ocean front or the nearby national parks and rainforests. Fundo Los Leones is easily accessible via an adjacent landing strip, creating a unique and exclusive retreat.
Fundo Los Leones has an oceanic climate with stable and reasonably predictable weather patterns. Average temperatures are mild with high 60's to 70's in the Summer and 40's to 50's in the Winter. The humidity level is comfortable and relatively low for a coastal region with about 70% average humidity.
The ranch enjoys ample annual precipitation residing on the Pacific Coast, allowing for lush, green meadows, healthy foliage, and an ideal growing climate. In many ways the region maintains similar conditions to the Pacific Northwest of the United States, only with more days of sunshine annually.