Stanley is situated in the north east of East Falkland and is said to be the most remote and smallest capital in the world. 85% of the overall population live here approximately 2,108 people (2012 census), Despite its relatively small size, Stanley offers all the amenities and interests expected of a capital.
A small, tidy and colourful town, Stanley is must for all our clients, being both a place to relax for a couple of days, taking in the walks around the town, the museum, war memorials and the hospitality of the town’s people. It is also a destination to plan day trips to the surrounding countryside.
Some of the day trips available from Stanley include visits to:
Largest breeding colony of over 1600 King penguins in addition to colonies of Magellanic & Gentoo penguin – travel overland in 4 x 4 vehicle passing Johnson’s Harbour and onto Volunteer Beach (approx 2.5 hour drive)
4 x 4 travel to the north coast of East Falkland – Gentoo and Magellanic penguins, King and Rock Cormorants and a small colony of Southern Sea Lions. Varied waterfowl, including Black-necked swans can be found on the many ponds here. (Approx 3.5 hour drive)
Very scenic 4 x 4 drive to north coast. Large Rockhopper rookery, King Cormorants and perhaps the chance to see Macaroni penguin with growing number of sea lions.
4 x 4 travel across to Mount Lowe area and visit the scenic cliffs home to Rockhopper penguin and travel along to the beach area to view Magellanic and Gentoo penguins along with a small number of King Penguins.
Goose Green, Darwin and San Carlos
Visit the British Cemetery at Blue Beach and the Argentine Cemetery at Darwin taking in various battle sites throughout the tour. Visit the small museum dedicated to the 1982 conflict based at San Carlos.
The Malvina House Hotel, Stanley’s premier hotel, would be our first recommendation for all our clients whilst staying in Stanley.
Lovely guest house situated overlooking Stanley Harbour.
1x Double room, 1x twin ensuite, 2x twin room, 1x single room non-ensuite
Shorty’s Motel offers a number of quality rooms at affordable prices and is located five minutes from central Stanley and next door to Shorty’s Diner.
4x twin en-suite rooms, 2x double en-suite rooms.
Waterfront Boutique Hotel
Situated in central Stanley, the Waterfront Boutique Hotel features individually designed bedrooms and a friendly, high quality service.