San Carlos de Bariloche, usually known as Bariloche, is a city in the province of Río Negro, Argentina
, situated in the foothills of the Andes.
Surrounded by lakes (Nahuel Huapi, Gutiérrez Lake, Moreno Lake and Mascardi Lake) and mountains (Tronador, Cerro Catedral, and Cerro López), San Carlos de Bariloche is a major international tourist destination.
Exquisite accommodation is available in the form of lake side vacation rentals or town centre condo rentals. Each property is uniquely Argentinean.
During the summer, beautiful beaches
such as Playa Bonita
and Villa Tacul welcome sun-bathers and some brave lake swimmers. The waters, from melting snow, are always very cold. Lake Nahuel Huapi averages a mere 14 °C in the summertime. The fishing season is another great attraction. Bariloche is the biggest city of a huge Lakes District, and serves as a base for many excursions in the region. Leaving the luxuries of your accommodation, vacation rental or condo rental behind and go trekking in the mountains. Almost completely wild and uninhabited with the exception of a few high-mountain huts operated by Club Andino Bariloche, is also a popular activity. No frills lodging might be possible on invitation from the locals.
The Cerro Catedral mountain is one of the most important ski centers
in South America. As soon as the first snow falls, tourists flock to this famous ski centre and accommodations, vacation rentals and condo rentals might be difficult to secure.
Head out of town farther and enjoy the marvels of a tour on a chairlift
to the top of Cerro Campanario (Bell Tower Hill). Cerro Campanario offers the possibility to appreciate Lake Nahuel Huapi in its entire splendor. This water body bathes the city and spreads towards the Chilean border. It joins Bariloche with the District of Villa La Angostura, in the Province of Neuquén, and it is the largest lake in the region.
A fascinating adventure in Bariloche in the beautiful Patagonia
for the lovers of life underwater . Under the transparent waters of Lake Nahuel Huapi it is possible to dive around submerged forests and big calcareous rocks.
At Gallina Island, there is a new underwater museum with log sculptures higher than 3 m.
Fancy staying in Swiss style accommodations, vacation rental or condo rental? The city is also famous for its Swiss-style architecture and chocolates.
Its nightlife, its famous discos and its splendid pubs have led many visitors to wake up in front of the lake watching the sun climbing the mountain and throwing its light upon this beautiful Andean city that they will visit once and again.
should also be on your to do list. Tourist from all over come for handicrafts, hand knitted fabrics, chocolates, jams, smoked products, wind and even hand brewed beer.