Nestled in the enchanting southern city of Punta Arenas, just below the majestic Cerro de la Cruz viewpoint, La Yegua Loca Boutique Hotel stands as a tribute to the rich history and cultural tapestry of Chilean Patagonia. This thematic hotel, born from the ardent passion of Paola Milosevic and Sergio Solar for the region, breathes life into an old English-style house originally constructed in 1929. The result is a captivating blend of tradition and modernity, where the echoes of Croatian pioneers, English settlers, and Chilote influences resonate in every nook and cranny.
As you step into La Yegua Loca, you embark on a journey through time. The 15 rooms, each named after old Chilean trades and traditions, pay homage to the pioneers who shaped the destiny of Magellan. Titled The Coachman, The Stable, The Braider, The Orchard, The Milkmen, The Blacksmith, The Carpenter, and The Shearing Shed, to name but only a few, the various rooms immerse travellers in the bygone eras, showcasing antiques in an innovative way that both delights and educates. What’s more, occupying the second and third floors of the historic house, each room offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Strait of Magellan, Tierra del Fuego, and the vibrant city of Punta Arenas. Modern amenities such as central heating, private ensuite bathrooms, super king or double superior beds, and Wi-Fi, ensure a comfortable stay while preserving the charm of the past.
At the heart of La Yegua Loca lies La Cocina de la Nonna Restaurant, a culinary haven celebrating the purest Patagonian flavours. With regional specialties like sunda de centolla and lamb garrón, the restaurant weaves a gastronomic tale that honours the region’s culinary heritage. The dining experience extends to multiple sectors within the hotel, each with its own unique allure. Whether it’s the pergola with its city view, the spacious interior terrace, the Magellanic kitchen-themed interior hall, or the authentic bar reminiscent of old Patagonian pulperías, every space invites guests to savour the essence of Patagonia.
A place where the past and present converge, creating an immersive experience that lingers in the hearts of those who seek a taste of authentic Chilean Patagonia, La Yegua Loca is a portal to the region’s soul.
What we love about La Yegua Loca Boutique Hotel
- The Mad Mare Bar, a true reflection of the historical pulperías, and the perfect place to have an aperitif before lunch or dinner, offers an array of unique and delightful drinks, including the renowned potro sour with a touch of mate or the mild spicy flavour of a más gallo.
- Embracing the concept of the old pulperías, La Yegua Loca serves not only as a haven for explorers but also as a shop where guests can acquire handicrafts made by local artisans as well as regional gourmet products, books, and souvenirs of that encapsulate the essence of Patagonia.
- Don’t leave without trying La Cocina de la Nonna Restaurant’s catuto de quinoa with spider crab, octopus sphere or mushroom risotto. Not forgetting about the delectable desserts on order including its signature chocolate sphere with rhubarb cream.