Bariloche - Patagonia Argentina

Information on Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche is one of the most important cities in Patagonia.
It is the capital of the Lakes District, and a great winter destination as well receiving thousands of tourists from all over the world.
It is by far the city with the bigger number of hotels in the southern parts of Argentina and Chile including some fantastic 5 star properties like the Llao Llao hotel, which is in our opinion the best in Patagonia.
The Intl airport receives usually between 8 and 12 daily flights coming mostly from Buenos Aires and El Calafate, and there are lots of tourists also arriving by car and buses.
The classic sightseeing tours are the Short Circuit and Cerro Catedral, both half day tours, and there is also the International Lakes Crossing trip that goes to Puerto Varas in Chile navigating along three lakes with the necessary transfers in between, a great experience with beatiful landscapes.

Bariloche: the best to do
International Lakes Crossing

Navigating the Nahuel Huapi, the Frias and the Todos los Santos lakes, it can be done in one full day and also staying overnight at Peulla in Chile. Fantastic scenery: volcanoes, lakes, mountains, forests.

Short Circuit & Cerro Catedral

Two half day tours that will allow the visitor to see the surroundings, some lakes, great views, the Catedral hill which is an amazing ski centre in winter, and more.

Isla Victoria

A full day tour to Isla Victoria and Bosque de los Arrayanas National Park, It is a very nice sightseeing tour including some short hikes at Victoria island and Arrayanes forest.

Day tours
Suggested hotels
Cacique Inacayal

Very good location in Bariloche, very close to downtown, lake front with great views. Walking distance from restaurants, very good hotel.

Llao Llao

Located in a great place between the Nahuel Huapi and Moreno lakes, it is the best hotel in Patagonia. 16 miles from downtown.

Design Suites

Very good choice for those who do not want to stay in the heart of the city. Lake front, less than 2 miles from downtown, good service.

All Bariloche hotels