Trip to Bariloche: Argentinian Patagonia

San Carlos de Bariloche is a beautiful  city, surrounded by lakes, glaciers, mountains and stunning landscapes.  It is a perfect place for adventurers, nature lovers, water sports and skiing, depending on the season. San Carlos de Bariloche is well known for its chocolate industry and skiing resorts, and the incredible region of Patagonia, which lies between Argentina and Chile.

We spent a couple days exploring Bariloche, after a trip to Buenos Aires, drinking wine, and eating delicious food.

Exploring Bariloche

If you are planning a trip to Bariloche do not miss the chance to visit:

Hike or take a gondola to Teleférico Cerro Otto:

Here there is a restaurant, which, turns 360 degrees, showing off great views of the area.


Drive through, or go on a excursion along Route 40, also known as the Seven Lakes route:

This goes from Bariloche to the gorgeous town of San Martín de Los Andes.  There are Seven lakes along the road, where you can stop at all the panoramic points.   During the summer you can even take a swim in the lakes and rivers, and enjoy many water sports.

One of the seven lakes
San Martin the Los Andes



Visit Nahuel Huapi National Park:

This park is surrounded by mountains and a glacial lake.  You can hike or just admire the amazing views.

Nahuel Huapi National Park


Eat lunch at Llao Llao Hotel:

This is one of the most beautiful hotels in Bariloche, located on the top of the mountain.

For shopping the best place is downtown, where you will find stores, bars, restaurants, delicious chocolates and Argentinian alfajores (Dulce de leche sandwich cookies).

For dinner try Casita Suíza, one of the nicest restaurants in Bariloche.

Patagonia is a huge area between Argentina and Chile.  There are a lot of places to explore, such as El Calafate and El Chaltén, and the most famous one: Torres de Paines in Chile, which is on our bucket list…

Patagonia is a magical and special place!

Currency: Argentinian Peso

Official Language: Spanish



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