San Carlos de Bariloche

70°
74° - January
76° - February
69° - March
60° - April
52° - May
46° - June
45° - July
48° - August
54° - September
61° - October
66° - November
70° - December
Dec avg
$102
Avg Hotel
$1,249
Est. Airfare

Best Known For

Description

Having trouble choosing between Europe and South America for your next vacation? You kind of don't have to with Argentina's San Carlos de Bariloche (referred to as Bariloche for short), a city that looks an awful lot more like Switzerland than South America. Burrowed at the foothills of the Andes and surrounded by lakes, the best word to describe this city is privileged. It almost doesn't seem fair to be as blessed as San Carlos de Bariloche. Its landscapes range from stately mountains, sprawling woods, glistening lakes, majestic glaciers, and vibrant plant life. The architecture doesn't take away from the natural beauty; in fact it often times enhances. Although they may be lovely, you won't be left to simply rest on your laurels in San Carlos de Bariloche. The adventure sports available here are too enticing to resist. It's home to the largest ski area in South America. The numerous lakes make for fabulous boating. And the backdrops here makes biking, hiking, paragliding and climbing pretty awesome.
Photo Credit: Argentina Ministry of Tourism
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Photo Credit: Argentina Ministry of Tourism
Photo Credit: Argentina Ministry of Tourism
Photo Credit: Argentina Ministry of Tourism
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Photo Credit: Argentina Ministry of Tourism
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Photo Credit: Argentina Ministry of Tourism
Photo Credit: Argentina Ministry of Tourism
Photo Credit: Argentina Ministry of Tourism
Photo Credit: Argentina Ministry of Tourism
Photo Credit: Argentina Ministry of Tourism

The place where I got re-acquainted with snow

09/26/13
Even though I visited Bariloche during the summer, there, at the bottom of Cerro Campanario, I remember touching snow. It was not much but enough to make me happy. And the trip only got better after this.

December is a perfect month to visit as the days are long - sunset is around 9:00 PM - and not too cold - specially for heat junkies like me. I do recommend taking warm clothes as it does get chilly at night.

Because there is no snow on the ground walking around the city and visiting Nahuel Huapi National Park, Hotel Llao Llao, Cerro Catedral, Cerro Campanario and Arrayanes National Park is easy.

And for all you chocolate fans out there take a walk down Bariloche's main street and visit the many stores selling chocolate of all sizes, shapes and kinds.

Ana

Amazing trip!

09/20/13
Nothing to say, only to show.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-19phMton8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jHuQbZxgUI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbNy5psO2Sw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COVyh0kMnX8
Gustavo

Fly Fishing

Go on a day tour to do some fly fishing! With excellent guides you are sure to have a fun experience and catch some fish!
Cost: $315 - $415
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Cerro Trondaor

A beautiful mountain landscape you won't want to miss! Go driving, mountain biking, hiking, or take a tour!
Cost: Varies
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Piedras Blancas

If you are going to be here in the winter then take a day on the snowy mountain to go skiing or sledding!
Cost: $65- $220
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Language

Spanish

Currency

[ARS] Argentine Peso

Airports

San Carlos de Bariloche Airport [BRC]