The Río Palena property is one of the most accessible properties in the Patagonia Sur portfolio; located only minutes from the town of Palena and the Palena airfield. The property contains sweeping meadows, native forest, and a stable for livestock. What sets this property apart is its riverfront access to the Palena River and its proximity to Palena. Experience seclusion and world-class fly-fishing at your doorstep, while immersing yourself in Palena’s vibrant Patagonian culture.
A PATAGONIA SUR Property
The Río Palena property has multiple improvements, including a small organic garden, adjoining greenhouse, apple orchard, stable, and small caretaker’s cabin. The property also comes with electricity, cell service, running water, and year-round accessibility.
The property has riverfront access to the Palena River and is a short drive from the famous Futaleufú River. Intermittent wild-flowers, such as purple lupins, sweeping meadows and tracts of native forests envelop the property.
The property is just minutes away from the town of Palena in Chile’s Los Lagos region. You can arrive via town’s airstrip, or by driving from Esquel, Argentina (accessible via commercial flight from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- Mild humid temperate climate with warm summers and no dry season
- Summer: High = Low 80s, Low = Low 40s
- Winter: High = High 50s, Low = High 20s
The Palena River adjoins the property and is home to Brook, Rainbow, and Brown Trout as well as Smallmouth Perch and Chinook Salmon. The fish that one finds in this stretch of river are much larger than in the nearby Tigre and Azul Rivers. The local town is home to outfitters who offer float trips.
The Palena River has a few sections of rapids and the nearby Futaleufú River is known for its Class IV and V rapids.
The sweeping meadows afford ample space for horses and nearby public lands offer trails as well.
There is an existing stable on the property that could be used for a small livestock operation or horses. There is also an organic garden and a mature apple orchard.
Patagonia Sur’s mission is to preserve the wilderness and ecosystems within the property. Río Palena is home to numerous species of flora and fauna and also has expansive river-front views specific to the region.
In order to help with the conservation of these incredible features, Patagonia Sur has created a unique opportunity to preserve the land that you purchase in Chile. After their inception, Patagonia Sur helped form a non-governmental organization known as the Fundación de Conservación Tierra Austral. This NGO acts as a land trust to guide multiple private entities, including any future owners of RíoPalena, if they decide they would like to place a “Servidumbre Voluntaria” (a Chilean version of a conservation easement) on the property.
Futaleufú National Reserve
The Futaleufú National Reserve is two hours from the Río Palena property. This gorgeous reserve is over 28,000 acres and was originally created to protect flora such as the South Andean Deer (“huemul”). Multiple tree species exist on the reserve including Chilean Cedar and a variety of Southern Beech species. Numerous endangered species such as the South Andean Deer, chinchillas (“vizcacha”), mountain lion, and Andean Condor thrive on the reserve. Due to the precipitation in the area, all of the forests are lush and green throughout the year. There are numerous trails for trekking and horseback riding and the rivers and lakes within its confines afford kayaking, fishing, and rafting opportunities.