Visit Bariloche, Argentina
There may be increasing signs of fall in the Northern Hemisphere but in Bariloche yellow poppies and other high mountain spring flowers are beginning to bloom.
Geographically part of Patagonia the city commonly known as Bariloche (San Carlos de Bariloche) is in Argentina’s Rio Negro province. Patagonia is a very large region in Argentina and Chile (sometimes called the Argentine Patagonia, Chilean Patagonia, or Patagonian Andes).
Bariloche is one the most fascinating places on earth for nature beauty. It’s situated in the foothills of the Andes and surrounded by incredible lakes (Nahuel Huapi Lake, Gutiérrez Lake, Moreno Lake, and Mascardi Lake).
My wife and I visited Bariloche one November while we were living in Santiago, Chile. LAN Chile has several flights to Bariloche from various places in South America.
We stayed at a small hotel called Nido del Condor (Nest of the Condor) that was built from native timbers and had great views of Nahuel Huapi Lake and the mountains. Being avid hikers we spent most of our time at Mount Tronador (Cerro Tronador) and Lake Mascardi (Lago Mascardi).
Bariloche is a famous ski destination, but water sports, hiking (trekking) and climbing also rank high among visitors.
Bariloche travel tips
Written and contributed by Rsanderson