Playa Catritre, San Martin de los Andes

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Relax on the shores of Playa Catritre, a lakeside beach close to the Patagonian town of San Martín de los Andes. You can reach the beach via bicycle from San Martín, although the hilly path might be more tiring than you'd anticipated. If you're feeling brave, take a dip in the lake's chilly waters. For a refreshing evening under the stars, bring your tent and stay overnight at the beach's campsite. Expect large crowds during summer, when people stay until the sunset at around 8 pm. Plan to visit Playa Catritre and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended San Martin de los Andes attractions using our San Martin de los Andes tour planner .
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  • Unfortunately it was not good. Lleguamos to know the place the day first of January near noon and had many people. They charged entrance to pass down to the water with vehicle. If not so; You should leave it in a parking lot near the route. That is about 60 meters above. We decided to not go well after parking debianmos take as 300 meters to the Lake. I think that I had bad luck.
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  • Had been Catritre Beach a couple of times in the past. The place is very nice, with beautiful views, incredible Lake, place for rest, etc. This year we went to the evening to be a time only and found that it now charges for parking the car. They asked for us $70, we explained that we weren't going to spend the day but only a time of visit but there was no case, if not we paid we would not. I agree that if one is going to spend the day pay for parking because it helps to maintain the place, but if you go for a while it seems to me that it is wrong, more considering at the time that we went, over 6 in the afternoon.
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  • The beach is not very well maintained, has wonderful views. But there are enough stone to enter. It could be muchisimooooo better
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Where to stay in San Martin de los Andes

Only a small portion of San Martin de los Andes actually touches Lake Lacar, but it's there that most of the best accommodations can be found. Cozy ski chalets and lodges make up the majority of places to stay here, although a few budget hostels offer something for travelers with limited means. During peak times, the town center can get quite noisy at night. Stay a few minutes out of town for a quieter experience with memorable views.
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