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Bariloche (Argentina)

Practical information about Bariloche

  • Family
  • Spa and massage
  • Romantic
  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Viewpoint
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Mountain
  • River
  • Ski resort
  • Volcano
  • Lake
  • Horse
5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
2hr flight or 24hrs by bus from Buenos Aires
When to go
From November to February (summer months) and July/August for winter sports
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Bariloche

Travel writer
181 travel articles

Reminiscent of Switzerland or Austria, this is a great spot in the north of Argentinian Patagonia.

My suggestion:
If you have the budget, I suggest you hire a vehicle so you can tour the stunning, nearby lakes.

Bariloche is Heaven on Earth if you love the great outdoors and have a penchant for chocolate! The town is charming and the surrounding forest seems to come straight out of Europe. The temptation to stay a while is unavoidable! You'll feel really at home! And if you're a foodie, you'll be pleased to know the area is famous for its chocolate and ice cream! You'll hear that its very touristy (yes, it is) and that it's a bit tacky, but I, for one, loved the place.

There are some great walks, hikes, bike rides as well as climbing and skiing (from June to October). In other words, you won't get bored. The town's also a convenient departure point for a tour of the famous 7 lakes. If you have the time, spend a night on the Llao Llao Peninsula. The views are incredible and accommodation-wise there's something for all budgets, be it hostels, lodges, luxury spas etc. For my part, I pitched my tent!

In short, if a tour of the south is on your Argentinian itinerary, , don't miss out Bariloche!

View of the town
Llao Llao