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San Carlos de Bariloche

(4.1/5 based on 42,000+ reviews for top 30 attractions)
Things to do: sightseeing, nature, winter sports
Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations. A holiday in San Carlos de Bariloche allows visitors to ski, hike, climb, cycle, kayak, kitesurf, paraglide, and sail, often all on the same day. A trip to Bariloche reveals one of the most visually pleasing landscapes in South America, with tall mountains and crystalline lakes as a backdrop. Photographers and nature lovers come to gaze at the picture-perfect views, while adrenaline junkies visit for the countless adventures in this wild Patagonian region known for its biodiversity. Plan your holiday in San Carlos de Bariloche and other destinations, from the rural, to the urban, and everything in between, using our Argentina tour planner.
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Where to stay in San Carlos de Bariloche

Despite an abundance of economical lodgings, most budget-friendly options in Bariloche get fully booked well before the start of peak season. Hotels charge the highest rates during popular ski months (July and August), when you're least likely to find a cozy room without a reservation. Mid-range hotels near the town center remain the best option for most tourists, offering car rental and tour arrangements along with the usual amenities like free Wi-Fi, cable TV, and laundry service.
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