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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  • To read so many great reviews, I expected much more. We arrived through the navigation since they had told us that the road car was very difficult, not was in good conditions. We pay 380 per person more 120 entrance to the Park. We left at 11 am and arrived in 20 min, we wanted to load water to mate and the restaurant still have personal inside as it opened at 12 pm were not able to fill the thermos. Upon arrival we saw three different paths to take, no one explained anything or were marked so we follow people and started to explore different beaches, all surrounded by gorse that made the landscape very nice trails. Maybe the season does not help as to decide to spend all day on the beach, so the 3 of the first schedule to the port we returned. There are stalls of handicrafts, the restaurant has all SMA-like prices but do not accept card, have a poster of chamullo that are without telephone line.
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  • The boat trip was very nice, shame giving only 40 minutes to tour the place and enjoy the beach. A little expensive for time travel...
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  • We went on boat, and caminamois to the waterfalls, really beautiful, the landscapes, the environment. Everything fancy
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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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