Playa Quila Quina, San Martin de los Andes

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Swim in an iconic Patagonian setting at Playa Quila Quina, located on the southern shores of Lake Lacar. Expect a sizeable crowd here, as ferries bring batches of tourists from San Martin several times a day, and many others arrive by car. Look for a small track branching off from the beach, which will lead you through the trees to Arroyo Grande, a nearby waterfall where you can escape the crowds. Work out when and for how long to visit Playa Quila Quina and other San Martin de los Andes attractions using our handy San Martin de los Andes travel planner .
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  • I went with family, is one of the first places that you visit due to the proximity to SM de los Andes, beaches to take Sun, forests, comfortable, but be full of tourists.
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  • There is good shade. Buffet and health services. The water is fairly warm in some areas which are low and have much direct sun until late
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  • The place is very cute, has a very nice beach where you can take kayaking. The restaurant is normal, food fast, attention is regular because sometimes there are many people, but it has an incredible view. Recommend go catamaran and not by car, since the entry road for Route 40 (Route 7 Lakes) is narrow, gravel and cornice. I did it once and would never go through that, up to the experienced have respect for that path.
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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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