The Lake District

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Lake District - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Araucaria Araucana

    Found only in this part of the Andes, the ancient Araucaria Araucana tree grows to 30 meters (100 feet) and has long spiny branches. Cones...Read More

  • 2. Bolsón International Jazz Festival

    In February, the Bolsón International Jazz Festival brings music to streets and restaurants around town. The Fiesta Nacional de Lúpolo (National Hop Festival) is celebrated...Read More

  • 3. Bosque Tallado

    About 1 km (½ mile) from the base of Piltriquitrón, you'll find fire-damaged beech trees that have been carved over the years by 13 notable...Read More

  • 4. Cabaña Mico

    Don't leave the El Bolsón area without a jar of jam! Cabaña Mico has a long table lined with little jam pots (and disposable sticks),...Read More

  • 5. Cascada de la Virgen

    Venture 15 km (9 miles) north of El Bolsón to see the Cascada de la Virgen. It's most impressive in spring, when the runoff from...Read More

  • 6. Cascada Mallín Ahogado

    Four km (3 miles) north of El Bolsón on R258, the Cascada Mallín Ahogado makes a great picnic spot....Read More

  • 7. Cerro Otto

    For an aerial view of the area around Bariloche, ascend 1,405 meters (4,608 feet) to the top of Cerro Otto. A little red cable car...Read More

  • 8. Cervezería El Bolsón

    About 2 km (1 mile) north of town, Cervezería El Bolsón is the brewery that started the Patagonian "cerveza artesanal craze," and even if it...Read More

  • 9. Cruce a Chile por Los Lagos

    This unique excursion by land and lakes can be done in one or two days in either direction. Travelers board the boat at Puerto Pañuelo,...Read More

  • 10. Isla Victoria

    The most popular excursion on Lago Nahuel Huapi is the 30-minute boat ride from Puerto Pañuelo on the Península Llao Llao to Isla Victoria, the...Read More

  • 11. Mirador de las Bandurrias

    From town you can hike, mountain bike, or drive 5 km (3 miles) up a steep hill through a dense forest of cypress and oak...Read More

  • 12. Monte Tronadór

    A visit to Monte Tronadór requires an all-day outing, covering 170 km (105 miles) round-trip from Bariloche. This 3,658-meter (12,000-foot) extinct volcano—the highest mountain in...Read More

  • 13. Museo de la Patagonia

    This small museum explains the social and geological history of northern Patagonia through displays of Indian and gaucho artifacts and exhibits on regional flora and...Read More

  • 14. Museo Primeros Pobladores

    Next to the tourist office, this museum occupies the tiny building that served as the original city council lodge. It is mainly dedicated to Mapuche...Read More

  • 15. Parque Nacional Lago Puelo

    Set more than 200 meters (656 feet) above sea level, this park’s titular lake has warm water for swimmers, plentiful fish stocks for anglers, plus...Read More

  • 16. Parque Nacional los Arrayanes

    Lago Nahuel Huapi's entire Quetrihue Peninsula, with its unique forest of arrayanes (myrtle trees), is protected by the Parque Nacional los Arrayanes. These trees absorb...Read More

  • 17. Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi

    This national park is notable for having the highest concentration of lakes in Argentina. The largest of them, Lago Nahuel Huapi, covers 897 square km...Read More

  • 18. Playa Catrite


    Easy access and a family-friendly atmosphere have made Playa Catrite one of the most popular beaches in San Martín. On the south side of Lago...Read More

  • 19. Playa Quila Quina

    Situated in a Mapuche village, this small lakeside beach is a tourist hotspot with ferries bringing visitors from San Martín five times a day. It's...Read More

  • 20. Volcán Lanín

    Rising 3,773 meters (12,378 feet) in solitary snow-clad splendor on the western horizon, Volcán Lanín towers over the area and is visible from every direction....Read More

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