The city of San Carlos of Bariloche is one of the
most well known tourist centers within Argentina. It was founded
in May of 1902, joining with the Nahuel Huapi lake, and known for
its architecture and beautiful landscapes.
Bariloche can be visited all year long. In the spring and summer
it is possible to take part in all types of outdoor activities,
and in the winter the snow converts Cathedral Hill, near the
city, into one of the most important ski centers in South
The city has a first rate tourist infrastructure, and various
offers in activities such as: horseback riding in the hills and areas
surrounding the city, trekking, paragliding from Otto Hill,
rafting in the Limay and Manso rivers, kayaking in
rivers or lakes, cruising on mountain bikes on the paths of nearby
hills, diving, and skiing in the winter.
The city itself is of great interest and should not be overlooked,
from the Civic Hill and its medieval structures, to
the Nahuel Huapi Cathedral, the Chapel of the Immaculate, the
historic buildings and houses, and the Patagonia Museum. The
numerous artisan shops and chocolate stores that sell exquisite
chocolates intricately handcrafted deserve their own recognition.
If you prefer nautical excursions, there are many to choose from,
including visiting islands and surrounding lakes such as the Lago
Frias (the Cold Lake).
One of the main attractions is the Nahuel Huapi National Park,
that was created in 1903, and is home to many forms of
wildlife and spectacular flora, characterized by magnificent cypress and False Beech
tree forests. Moreover, the Nahuel
Huapi Park possesses countless signs of ancient Aborigine
occupancy such as petroglyphs and rock paintings, some accessible
Connected to the Nahuel Huapi Lake, Province of Rio Negro
When to go
Ecological and sports.
How to get there
Domestic flights to the Lt. Luis Candelaria International
Walking/Hiking, eco-tourism, adventure touring, extreme
Accommodations, restaurants, transportation.
Nahuel Huapi Lake, Cathedral Hill.