La Alondra’i is a hidden gem in a peaceful village of dirt roads and typical colonial buildings, on the remote western side of Iberá. This small lodge combines warmth and comfort, with the charming experience of visiting a small community almost lost in time. It is located within the village of Concepción del Yaguareté Corá (meaning the Tiger’s corral in guaraní). Prior to being transformed into a 4 bedroom boutique hotel, the house had formerly been used as an old grocery store, a skin storage barrack, and lastly as a family dwelling. La Alondra’i is a great value choice for those wanting to experience Ibera culture and lifestyle as well as the wildlife in the area.
La Alondra’i is a sweet property offers a picturesque sitting room, an elegant bistro, a small chapel preserved from the original building and a lovely patio filled with native plants. The simple but comfortable rooms have feather pillows and local artisan made textiles. The hotel’s small bistro offers creative and delicious local cuisine and there is a “quincho” with a clay oven for alfresco barbeques. Head out exploring the region with the lodge’s own local guides on foot, horseback or by boat and experience the local cattle ranching culture as well as searching for the unique wildlife.