Colonia Suiza, San Carlos de Bariloche

A short drive out of Bariloche, Colonia Suiza draws backpackers, campers, and souvenir hunters to the picturesque foothills of the Lopez Mountain. Home to workshops and stores offering handmade stone and wood items, the small village also serves as an ideal base for exploring the surrounding Andean wilderness. You can choose to discover the pristine natural area on foot or on horseback, and to sleep under the stars and rely on your wits for survival, or to take advantage of the several family-friendly hostels accomodating adventure-seekers from across the globe. Several teahouses serve homemade strudels, berry cakes, and goat cheeses. To visit Colonia Suiza on your holiday in San Carlos de Bariloche, and find out what else San Carlos de Bariloche has to offer, use our San Carlos de Bariloche online trip planner .
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  • When you start to walk the roads you fall that is a shopping area looks little of the colony, is like going to the center of a city full of locals to eat but with the difference that the roads are gravel. You have to appreciate the good details like the beach that is going down a long road of 5 minutes. Then you can find the entrance to the extensive road towards the Black Lake which is an exciting experience of several hours for lovers of trekking. And the artisans ' fair. Personally I want to see another "colony" I think I went with many expectations of the place that was not. To do trekking or biking, is amazing the place.
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  • Many restaurants of typical Swiss food. Immense handicrafts fair. Many businesses offer the most varied products, from sweets, cold cuts, crafts, souvenirs, antiques, etc. Very famous beer factory with attention to the public.
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  • A very hippie destiny. Very picturesque fair on Wednesdays and Sundays. A lot of people go! Typical food the Curanto, to have patience to eat. Rich Artisan beer. Mini Park for guys but expensive I thought.
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