Colonia Suiza, San Carlos de Bariloche

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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. Arrange your visit to Colonia Suiza and discover more family-friendly attractions in San Carlos de Bariloche using our San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary builder.
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  • It is a nice place to visit if you have some extra time. Shops are selling souvenir , local handicrafts,etc  more »
  • This place has gotten really worst over the years. You won't find nothing related to a Swiss colony in hear. Avoid this part of Bariloche it's a ripp off.  more »
  • This place deserves a huge change. Has no real value for the tourist and ironically it's full of tourists. Even the locals advise against going.  more »
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  • The warmth of the people makes you feel at home, fresh, abundant and very rich dish. It includes a guided visit to the Kennel where continues the willingness to the visitor. The price is right.
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  • Excellent service and friendly, excellent presentation and preparation of the house specialty: trout. Any of its varieties is offered with dessert included excellent price and you can choose between two desserts really homemade. The guided visit to the Kennel is also included. A cozy place, overlooking the Lake and excellent treatment that invites you to not forget them and return
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  • A place to go if you go by bus, by car, you got that walk 2 km to get, but worth it. The restaurant is quaint, excellent cuisine, dishes include appetizer and dessert. They include also tour the cattery, we had a wonderful!
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  • Eating a fresh trout have a plus, visit to the floating cages with a friendly guide is worth the time and take a trout, smoked... It seems expensive but eat pasta in the Center comes out the same. There is no other place like this. Go early because the place is small and is completed quickly.
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  • Very good dishes with trout more fresh that you can find in Bariloche. TROUT DO NOT GO THROUGH THE FREEZER. You can also see the floating cages where a very helpful guide will answer all your questions. The tour of the hatchery lasts 10 minutes and has a cost of $45. If you eat in the place the guided tour is free of charge.
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