It was in 1995 that the Noailles family set their eyes on a small field 90 km away from Mercedes, Province of Corrientes and they could not believe the natural beauty they witnessed. In 1997, when the nature reserve was only a water skiing area, they felt the need to share this inhospitable paradise with local visitors so they built a cabin in the only grove in the colony, not knowing that it would soon be attracting visitors from all over the world.
Ever since, through a combination of hard work, enthusiasm, vision and family cooperation, Ñandé Retá, which means “Our Place” in Guarani, has become one of the preferred destinations of the Esteros del Iberá.
She came to Ñandé Retá in 2014 to collaborate in customer service. Today, based in Buenos Aires, she is in charge of the commercial area of the Lodge and every day she answers all the doubts and queries. Lucia will be happy to accompany you and advise you in the first stage of your trip, designing together a program that suits all your needs to make your stay unforgettable.
It’s been over fourteen years that Ricardo is part of Ñandé Retá. He started as a guide and today is the general manager. He was one of the oldest guides in the area and such is the love and passion he feels for birds and nature that he sometimes acts as the main guide in safaris.
He began working in 2001 as a naturalist guide to the municipal campsite, later joining the Ñandé Retá family and becoming one of the nature reserve’s best guides. Whether it’s a boat safari or a night trek, Martin makes the adventure in Iberá complete with stories, culture and new knowledge. He also loves music, plays the bandoneon in his group “La Nueva Mezcla Chamamecera” and makes the Nights of
Barbecue and Chamamé unforgettable moments.
Laura is in charge of overseeing our rooms. She has been working with us for many years. She also assists us in the restaurant with skill and friendliness. Her passion and constant love for her work are evident in every area where she operates. When staying at our ecolodge, it is impossible not to be charmed by Laura’s smile and kindness.