Today with its 40 inhabitants, the village has opened its doors to tourists, offering panoramic views and access to a large number of activities and a wide variety of fauna. Since December 2009, the coast is within the new Marine National Park Patagonia Austral, protecting all species found within one nautical mile from the shore and about 50 islands from Cabo Dos Bahías southwards to Caleta Malaspina.
After breakfast daily, activities are planned pending weather and tides. Bahia Bustamante has been described as “having your own private Peninsula Valdez”, complete with penguins, sea lions, maras, guanacos, cormorants, petrels, terns and the flightless steamer duck among others. Occasionally grey fox, armadillo and skunk are spotted, too! The rich wildlife of the area attracts orcas, dolphins and the Southern Right whale, as well as elephant seals on their migration to and from the Valdes Peninsula. Herons, anhingas, marsh eagles; painted turtles and more. If you are incredibly lucky, you will be able to watch the rare marsh deer, a species in danger of extinction. Daily activities include birding, hiking, wildlife viewing from land and by boat, visits to the working estancia and the petrified forest, plus optional kayaking and horseback riding (at additional cost).