Lake Country

Lake Country, photo by David
Lake Country (photo by David)
 

Argentina’s Lake Country is centered in San Carlos de Bariloche, in the foothills of the Andes.

San Carlos is surrounded by:

1. Lakes – including Nahuel Huapi, Gutiérrez Lake, Moreno Lake and Mascardi Lake.

2. Mountains – including Tronador, Cerro Catedral, Cerro López.

It is well known for its adventure sports, both summer and winter.

Another claim to fame is its Swiss-like atmosphere and its chocolate boutiques and breweries.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
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   1000 Places to See Before You Die

 

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A Orillas del Lago

Offering free WiFi and a garden, A Orillas del Lago is situated in San Carlos de Bariloche, 5 km from Civic Centre. Serena Bay is 6 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site. All units include a seating area. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 7.3/10.

$110

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Los abuelos Melipal

Offering a garden, Los abuelos Melipal is set in San Carlos de Bariloche. Civic Centre is 3.1 km away. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. The accommodation has a cable TV. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$95

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Italia Inn Hostel

Italia Inn Hostel is situated in San Carlos de Bariloche, 2.3 km from Civic Centre. You will find a coffee machine in the room. Every room comes with a private bathroom. Italia Inn Hostel features free WiFi throughout the property. Average score from 95 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$16

 
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Casa Patagonica

Casa Patagonica is situated in San Carlos de Bariloche, 6 km from Civic Centre. Free private parking is available on site. Each room has private or shared bathroom facilities. Casa Patagonica features free WiFi throughout the property. Average score from 26 guest reviews: 9.7/10.

$58

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Monoambiente Panozzi

Set a few steps from Civic Centre in San Carlos de Bariloche, this apartment features free WiFi. The unit is 2.1 km from Cerro Catedral Ski Resort. Average score from 299 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$135

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
San Benito de Palermo

San Benito de Palermo

Facing Nahuel Huapi Lake in San Carlos de Bariloche, this apartment features a garden with a barbecue. The apartment is 8 km from Civic Centre. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. Average score from 27 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$60

 
$609.5
Xima Aparts Bariloche

Xima Aparts Bariloche

Xima Aparts Bariloche offers accommodation in San Carlos de Bariloche. Civic Centre is 400 metres away. Free WiFi is available . All units include a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Some units have a dining area and/or terrace. Average score from 33 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$64

 
$649.5
Las Nubes Cabañas

Las Nubes Cabañas

Set in charming cottages made of stone and wood, Las Nubes Cabañas offers self-catering bungalows with fireplaces and private terraces overlooking Nahuel Huapi Lake. It is located 5 km from Bariloche’s civic centre and 28 km from Catedral ski centre. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$66 - $140

$669.2
Cabañas Rosas Amarillas

Cabañas Rosas Amarillas

Located in San Carlos de Bariloche, this hotel is directly in front of Nahuel Huapi Lake and a 5-minute drive from downtown Bariloche. It offers self-catering bungalows with panoramic water views. Average score from 39 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$68 - $310

 
$688.9
Bungalows Km 3

Bungalows Km 3

Bungalows Km 3 offers pet-friendly accommodation in San Carlos de Bariloche, 4.3 km from Civic Centre. The unit is 6 km from Cerro Catedral Ski Resort, and guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$70

$708.9
Luz de Cielo

Luz de Cielo

Offering a garden, Luz de Cielo offers pet-friendly accommodation in San Carlos de Bariloche. Civic Centre is 5 km from the property. Free WiFi is available . All units have a TV with cable channels. Some units include a dining area and/or terrace. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$72

$728.9
Departamento Luz Centrico

Departamento Luz Centrico

Set in San Carlos de Bariloche, this apartment is 100 metres from Civic Centre. The unit is 2 km from Cerro Catedral Ski Resort. The unit equipped with a kitchen with a dishwasher and oven. A flat-screen TV and DVD player are offered. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$75

$758.9
Apartamento Bariloche Center

Apartamento Bariloche Center

Apartamento Bariloche Center offers fully equipped apartments with free WiFi access, free towels and linen included, in downtown San Carlos de Bariloche. They are situated in San Carlos de Bariloche civic centre, 50 metres from the bus station. Average score from 45 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$60

 
$608.8
Studio Bariloche

Studio Bariloche

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Studio Bariloche is located in San Carlos de Bariloche, 500 metres from Civic Centre. Nahuel Huapi Lake is just 200 metres away. Average score from 99 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$61

 
$618.8
Cabañas Las Marias Del Nahuel

Cabañas Las Marias Del Nahuel

Well-located on Nahuel Huapi´s scenic Lakeshore, Las Marias offers cosy alpine-style cabins. All have a private entrance, panoramic lake and mountain views, and free Wi-Fi. Average score from 89 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$61 - $185

 
$618.7
Bungalows Nachoana´s

Bungalows Nachoana´s

Bungalows Nachoana's features spacious private wooden bungalows with large windows surrounded by forest. They feature free WiFi and panoramic views of the hills and lake. Complimentary parking is provided. Average score from 33 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$72 - $238

 
$728.7
460 LOFT Apartments

460 LOFT Apartments

Only 100 metres from Nahuel Huapi Lake, Loft offers self-catering apartments with free WiFi and plasma TVs. Bariloche’s civic centre is 300 metres away. Paid parking is available. Average score from 238 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$80 - $105

 
$808.7
Cabañas En el Corazón del Bosque

Cabañas En el Corazón del Bosque

Located in the heart of the countryside, Cabañas en el Corazón del Bosque comprises wooden bungalows offering BBQ facilities, free Wi-Fi and tour desk services in San Carlos de Bariloche. They are 6.5 km from San Carlos de Bariloche civic centre. Average score from 213 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$65

$658.6
Apartamento Bariloche Argentina

Apartamento Bariloche Argentina

Apartamento Bariloche Argentina offers pet-friendly accommodation in San Carlos de Bariloche. The unit is 100 metres from Civic Centre. Private parking is available on site. The kitchen is fitted with a microwave and a fridge. Average score from 205 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$60

$608.5
Hotel Tres Reyes

Hotel Tres Reyes

Cosy rooms with garden or lake views can be enjoyed in downtown Bariloche, 100 metres from the city mall and the commercial area. Guests are greeted with complimentary drinks at the lounge bar, which overlooks the lake. Free WiFi access is provided. Average score from 49 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$68 - $114

 
$688.5
Urlaub in Bariloche

Urlaub in Bariloche

Situated 7 km from Civic Centre in San Carlos de Bariloche, this apartment features a patio with mountain views. Providing free private parking, the apartment is 5 km from Serena Bay. Free WiFi is offered . Average score from 7 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$76

$768.5
Suri

Suri

Featuring a barbecue, Suri is a detached holiday home located in San Carlos de Bariloche. The property is 400 metres from Nahuel Huapi Lake. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$60

$608.4

Highlights:

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Natural
Scenic Waterways

Major Lakes



Nahuel Huapi

Gutiérrez Lake

Moreno Mascardi
Winter Sports
Cerro Catedral
has the biggest ski center in South America, with a skiable area of 2 km² (0.77 sq mi), over 100 km (62 miles) of ski runs, and a lift capacity of 22,200 skiers per hour. It is located 12 miles from Bariloche. If you enjoy hiking, there is trail to the Frey refugio which takes about 6.5 hours (4 up, 2.5 down). Look for the trailhead in the far corner of the parking lot.
Hiking and Trekking

Major Trails

Cerro Campanario
: beautiful view of the lakes and mountains around - hike it (30 min, departs near the bottom of the lift) or take the ski-lift ($40 pesos: USD$10).
Circuito Chico
- This beautiful 60 km route can be biked or hiked. You can also do it by bus during summer (line 10). If you hike it, take bus 20 towards Llao Llao till "El Muelle".
Cerro Otto
- Viewpoint over the area of Bariloche. Transport there includes in the price of the cable car which cost 70 peso both ways (bus+cable car) or less one way while the other way you can hike or take a mountain bike(9 KM from the city, about 2.5 hours when hiking down).
Cerro Frey
is considered by many as the best 1-2 days trekking in Bariloche. When it's cold enough you can skate in the lake near the refuge. When there's not too much snow you can climb the granite "agujas" (needles) near the refuge which have ways for all levels, or head to Lago Jakob.
Cerro López
- Take the #10 bus to get there and back. In late spring/summer/early autumn there's a trekking trail to the mountain shelter (not as easy as Otto's). It takes about 3 hours to get there and can be quite tiring, but the views from the shelter are impressive.
Cerro Tronador
, visit the black glacier (ventisquero negro), see the Cerro Tronador and a waterfall over an overhanging cliff named Saltillo de las Nalcas, near the village of Pampa Linda.
Also of Interest:
Combination
Boat Tours
Scenic Railways
Natural
Unusual Local Feature
Kayaking and Canoeing
Rafting
Lowland Mountains

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