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Bariloche: where the Andes and the Alps look alike

Bariloche is the gateway city to the Andean lakes district in Argentine Patagonia

Panoramic view from Campanario Hill
Panoramic view from Campanario Hill in Bariloche

Bariloche and its surrounding mountains mesmerize tourists as soon as they arrive. An almost endless succession of pristine lakes and fairytale woodlands nearby make this an unquestionable tourist attraction all year long.

Also known as the “South American Switzerland” both for its landscapes and the local architecture, this city is located on the South margin of Lake Nahuel Huapi, inside Patagonia’s Nahuel Huapi National Park. Bariloche unfolds its beauty throughout the lake’s shore, along one long coastal avenue named Exequiel Bustillo, which extends up to Hotel Llao Llao, approximately 25 km. away from downtown.

Refugio Neumeyer - Bariloche - Foto Turismo de Bariloche
Refugio Neumeyer – Bariloche – Argentinian Patagonia

Any time of the year, from San Carlos de Bariloche, you can enjoy the attractions that nature offers.

In winter the range of winter sports, going from ski to mountain biking, snowboard, snow polo and paragliding can be practiced in Cerro Catedral (less than 20 Km from town).  There you find all the necessary structure: rinks, cable cars, hotels, tea houses, shopping centers, sport schools, rental of equipment and general assistance.

Crossing to Chile along patagonian lakes
Lakes Crossing to Chile from Bariloche

In summer, the offers enlarge with fishing activities, trekking, horse riding, rafting and all the traditional excursions to the most attractive spots of the region including the trip to Chile along the lakes.

As for fun, San Carlos de Bariloche has the most modern and updated offer and excellent level in entertainment and shows. A modern casino, discos, pubs and restaurants are waiting for you to help you enjoy the nights during your stay.

San Carlos de Bariloche Cathedral
San Carlos de Bariloche Cathedral

But Bariloche does not end with the snow, sports, dishes and visits; you can also make up your own tour, having the best hotel and gastronomic resources in exclusive sites like Llao-Llao, where you can practice golf in one of the most idyllic views of the area.

View from the aerial tramway Cerro Otto
View from the aerial tramway at Otto Hill in Bariloche

Campers and bohemians can also enjoy outstanding sunsets from inns, shelters and camps enclaved in the mountains or on the shore of some lake.

No doubt Bariloche is one of the most important spots to visit in Patagonia.

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