'It is the general rule that the wealth and luxury of a town spread westward' were the words the famed explorer and researcher Lucas Bridge wrote about Ushuaia after living in the city.
Today, it's obvious that luxury has spread all across the mountainous city, which is framed with snowcapped peaks and some of the most beautiful landscapes in Argentina. These features are why Ushuaia is the jewel of Tierra del Fuego and one of the premier ski destinations in the region. Consequently, there are many hotels in Ushuaia that provide a nice view of the bay and access to the slopes.
High End Resorts in Ushuaia
The Arakur is one of many luxury Ushuaia hotels with a high standard of amenities for its guests. The Arakur Hotel was designed to be an architectural wonder with a balcony provided by nature sitting 800 feet above sea level. Aside from the spacious view, patrons can enjoy a full spa experience while still being surrounded by the green and harmonious trappings of nature. Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa is another example of the fine Ushuaia hotels that are spread throughout the city offering real and engaging experiences for tourists and travelers. Los Cauquenes offers customized stays to all guests featuring excursions on hiking trails and cruises along the bay that will give visitors to Ushuaia a full experience. They also offer several different types of suites all of which include electronic locks, a telephone, a fridge, anti-allergy pillows, a TV, a hair dryer, and, of course, internet access via Wi-Fi. But one of the most popular varieties of room at Los Cauquenes is the 'superior room' which can be connected to an adjoining room for additional space.
Ushuaia on a Budget
If you are on a budget there are several cheap hotels that you can patronize for a comfortable and affordable stay. One of them is the Hotel Monaco, a simple but quaint place that has 29 rooms and is located in the heart of Ushuaia, right near the General Belgrano Memorial. This place has what you'd expect from cheap hotels including free Wi-Fi. Then there's the Familia Piatti B&B a respectable operation with Wi-Fi in public areas, a free breakfast, and free parking at the hotel. However, the front desk has limited operating hours and you must make a deposit to book rooms.
The Wild of Ushuaia
Aside from all the hotels in Ushuaia there are several must-see natural wonders for travelers near the city. The first is the Beagle Channel, which can easily be enjoyed thanks to all of the tour services operating on the bay. Typically, these tour services are limited to 20 passengers and offer a great view of the nearby islands and wildlife. Tourists should also check out the Tierra del Fuego National Park which is accessible via local buses and which only cost a small entry fee. There is a hiking trail in the park that takes travelers up to the Chilean border so they can take their time and absorb the sights and sounds of the majestic Argentinian wilderness.