Located in the Aysen Region of Chile, Fundo Los Leones Reserve is a beautiful 3,000 acre seaside farm that serves as a gateway to some of the most spectacular wonders that Northern Patagonia can provide. The Pitipalena Fjord borders the east side of the farm, and is a daily playground for dolphin, penguins and the occasional orca. Bordering the west side of the property, and flowing directly into the Pacific Ocean, is the Palena River. The Palena is not only world-renowned for salmon and trout fishing, but also offers world class kayaking and rafting. The snow-capped peaks within the adjoining 726,000 acre Corcovado National Park are a perfect contrast to the tranquil blue sky. In the distance visitors can also take in the impressive 2,400M Melimoyu volcano.
The quaint fishing village of Raul Marin Balmaceda, along the north side of the farm, serves as a gateway to the 204,000 acre Tic Toc Marine Park, home to pristine beaches and unique marine life of every description. This is a place that few have ever had the opportunity to discover. The remote location helps to preserve its’ tranquility and only recently has a road been finished to provide access to this idyllic location, via the famous Route 7 “Carretera Austral” (Pan-American Highway).
Fundo Los Leones Reserve encompasses a lodge right on the edge of the fjord where you and your loved ones can watch dolphins and sea lions while enjoying an amazing meal and warm cabin at night, new and exciting commercial opportunities to come, residences along the beautiful Palena river, a farm with all organic and fresh produce, and exciting expeditions to suit all adventure seekers and nature lovers.
We would like to welcome you to come stay with us and experience the wonders of Patagonia, The End of the Earth.
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.
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.