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Category: Places to go

On our website we cover the main areas of interest you can visit in Argentina. Here on the blog we center in on many of the smaller places to go, whether they are a waterfall or a mountain or a whole town or city.

Cerro Bayo & Cerro Catedral, Patagonia Lake District

Cerro Catedral & Cerro Bayo

Cerro Catedral & Cerro Bayo (Mount Catedral & Mount Bayo) are the two ski resorts that lie within the great Nahuel Huapi National Park, in Patagonia’s Lake District. Catedral lies in the southern end of the park near the largest town in the area, San Carlos de Bariloche, while Cerro Bayo is situated at the […]

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San Telmo, Buenos Aires

San Telmo

San Telmo is famous for its cafes, art galleries, antique shops and people dancing Tango on its cobbled streets. It is also the oldest neighbourhood of Buenos Aires and has a fascinating history.  Originally it was an industrial neighborhood whose mainly African workers lived on site. Basic services were then added, followed swiftly by the […]

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The light house at the end of the word, Tierra del Fuego

The lighthouse at the end of the world

The lighthouse at the end of the world and the beautiful island on which it lies inspired one of Jules Verne’s lesser known – though just as thrilling – books.  A David and Goliath story between Vasquez, the tenacious light house keeper, and Kongre the sadistic pirate. The lighthouse is built on the Isla de […]

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Cerro Castor

The best thing about Cerro Castor is the snow; being the southern most ski resort in the world, it has a long season and loads of the white stuff. The resort lies at the southern tip of the Andes, where the mountains meet the ocean, and though the lift services still have a way to […]

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Tierra del Fuego National Park

Tierra del Fuego National Park is bordered, in the south, by the Atlantic ocean and, in the north, by the southern tip of the Andes mountain range. It is has a variety of landscapes from windswept beaches, to thick Patagonian forests and snow topped mountains. The Park’s deep forest coated valleys are studded with glaciers, […]

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El Chaltén

Known as the hiking capital of Argentina, El Chaltén is a small town located at the foot of the towering Fitzroy and Torre mountains on the edge of the famous Glaciers National Park. It is said to be the youngest town in Argentina and it is not exactly the most hospitable place to live – […]

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The Welsh colony of Gaiman

Many people have an image of Patagonia which only covers its Lake District: a land of mountains crowned in snow and lush valleys woven with crystalline rivers and lakes. It seems this is also what the 153 hardy Welsh coal miners and shepherds had in mind when they left Wales in 1865, in search of […]

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Punta Tombo

Punta Tombo is the little cousin of Peninsula Valdes and home to one of the largest colonies of Magellan penguins in the world. The 3 km Peninsula juts out from the Argentine mainland about 100 km south of Valdes.  Much of it is covered by a very fine compacted sand, huge swathes of which are […]

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San Martin de los Andes and Chapelco

San Martín de los Andes is a picturesque town situated on the shores of Lake Lacár. It is next door to two of Argentina’s most beautiful national parks, Lanin and Nahuel Huapi, and the riding and hiking in the area is some of the best in the country. Like much of the south the area was […]

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Junin de los Andes

Junín de los Andes is a small nondescript town. If you were driving south, down along the Andes, you would probably rush through without so much as a second glance. And yet, from the town you can reach the Chimehuin, Malleo, lower Alumine, Collon Cura, Quilquihue, and Curruhue Rivers. Then within a short drive away flows […]

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