Welcome to Bariloche
Operating at an entirely different pace than cosmopolitan Buenos Aires (a two-hour flight away), San Carlos de Bariloche offers adventurers a host of ways to get close to nature. Nestled at the foot of the Andes and on the banks of glacial lake Nahuel Huapi, this Patagonian town offers easy access to pristine wilderness and show-stopping views. Go horseback riding on the Llao Llao peninsula; kayaking through Andean lakes; and skiing on snow-capped peaks—Cerro Catedral is a popular resort with both visitors and locals—against stunning natural scenery. The town of Bariloche itself is a pleasant place to while away some time: Stroll past the Alpine-style shops on the main street, and duck into one of the many restaurants or ice-cream shops for a bite or a sweet treat. Day trips are easy and plentiful, and it is easy to lace up your boots and go hiking at nearby Cerro Tronador, Cerro Campanario, or through the Bosque de Arrayanes national park. Visit Villa la Angostura, filled with old-fashioned wooden buildings; or visit the market filled with handmade goods in the town of El Bolsón. Whatever activity, guided tour, or day trip you pick, Bariloche rewards with adventure—and photo ops—at every turn.