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El Bolson

(4.1/5 based on 1,700+ reviews for top 20 attractions)
Things to do: nature, shopping, theme parks
El Bolson tourism thrives largely thanks to the area's outstanding opportunities for fly fishing, river rafting, hiking, climbing, and cycling across a quiet landscape squeezed between two towering mountain ranges. Hippies made this town popular in the 1970s, drawn by El Bolson's mellow atmosphere, affordable accommodations, and colorful handicrafts markets. Today, El Bolson vacations appeal to domestic and foreign tourists wishing to escape the overcrowded Bariloche, located a couple hours' drive to the north. The town also represents a popular shopping destination, famed for offering a range of locally made cheeses, beers, jams, and chocolate treats. When using our Argentina trip itinerary maker, you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.
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El Bolson offers affordable rooms throughout the year, which makes it extremely popular with budget travelers and backpackers. You can always check into a basic hostel, but it's a good idea to reserve in advance if you're picky about where you sleep. Or, plan to settle into a rental apartment or furnished bungalow during the high season. Visitors who prefer to experience Argentina's big sky at night can explore nearby campgrounds.
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