The area receives about five times as much annual precipitation as El Calafate, creating a lush climate of green meadows that stands out from the rest of Patagonia. Due to its rural location, the lake is best visited as part of a day trip; tours that cover the lake typically also cover La Macarena waterfall station and the Tree Cemetery, either in a sightseeing vehicle or on the Fin del Mundo (End of the World) train.
Things to know before you go
*Lago Roca is a must-visit for hiking and climbing enthusiasts in Patagonia. *On the outskirts of the lake, you’ll also find hot showers, heated cabins, and a simple restaurant. *There’s a campsite on the banks of the lake that allows you to stay overnight; advance booking is recommended during the holiday season.
How to get there
During high season, a shuttle bus runs between Lago Roca and the Perito Moreno glacier. If you’re visiting outside of high season then its best to hire your own transportation or visit as part of a day trip-- most include round-trip hotel transfers from El Calafate or Ushuaia.
When to get there
November to April fly-fishing season draws anglers to fish for rainbow trout and to watch the October spawning. These months also coincide with high season, when the highest concentration of crowds flock to Torres del Paine National Park and its environs.
- Glaciar Perito Moreno
- Lago Argentino
- Estancia Alice (El Galpon Del Glaciar)
- Museu do Gelo Glaciarium
- Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
- Calafate Mountain Park
- Estancia Cristina
- Reserva Natural da Lagoa Nimez (Reserva Laguna Nimez)
- Centro de Interpretação Histórica de El Calafate
- Cavernas Walichu (Cuevas Galicho)
- Geleira Onelli
- Geleira Upsala
- Floresta Petrificada La Leona
- Geleira Viedma
- Geleira Huemul