Some of the hemisphere’s highest mountain peaks, an abundance of wildlife and picturesque scenery have made the Patagonia Lake District a mecca for visitors all year round.
Welcome to Patagonia Lake District
The area encompasses thousands of square miles of pine-covered mountains, snowy peaks, pristine lakes and the contrast of barren but breathtaking steppe and rock formations, where the mighty Condor can be seen flying overhead.
Huge estancias dot the land where you can learn to ride with the gauchos, hike fascinating trails or just sit back and contemplate the endless expanse of wilderness. Anglers will find “the heart of Argentina’s fly fishing” here and fishing lodges on the local rivers and lakes also offer hiking, horse riding as well as just relaxing and unwinding! Golfers will find first class fields in these southern latitudes. In winter, skiing in the area’s resorts takes over as the main attraction.
Bariloche, in the province of Rio Negro, is the main alpine town in the region. On the shore of the impressive Nahuel Huapi Lake, it is dotted with attractive log-cabin constructions. Heading north-east from Bariloche, the scenic ‘Camino de los Siete Lagos’ (Seven Lakes’ Drive) skirts seven lakes past the quaint towns of Villa La Angostura and San Martin de los Andes.