San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

#5 in Best Places to Visit in Argentina - San Carlos de Bariloche in Rio Negro, Argentina, is a scenic province, surrounded by lakes and mountains and it provides diverse relaxation possibilities and exciting adventures to be remembered long after the visitation. It is listed among the most popular tourism centers in the country and the main reason for such credits is the solid improvement work of the infrastructure of the town. In fact, tourism field there has grown so rapidly that it has become the main economic activity in San Carlos de Bariloche.

San Carlos de Bariloche

San Carlos de Bariloche

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Even the etymology of the town’s name proves that the biggest value of San Carlos de Bariloche is the mountains. The name “Bariloche” is derived from Medipung word “Variloche”, which means “people from behind the mountain”. Today thousands of tourists arrive in the place in order to take part in such leisure activities as trekking, skiing and mountaining. Cerro Cathedral is the main skiing station and it is also known to be the largest ski center in South America. Different trekking trails with amazing viewpoints cannot be missed as well: Cerro Frey, Cerro Otto, Cerro Campanario and Cerro Tornador are just a few to be named.

Skiing at Cerro Catedral

Skiing at Cerro Catedral

But the offer does not confine to only hiking and trekking. Those visitors, who are fond of such leisure activities as kayaking, paragliding, rafting or horse riding, will find some truly great challenges for themselves as well. Since the surroundings are rich in water resources, San Carlos de Bariloche is a fine spot where to go in order to relax on the beach or do some fishing. However, one should keep in mind that the water comes from the melting snow and it is comparatively cold; hence, prior going swimming, consider if you are hardened enough and suited for such conditions. On the contrary, the air temperature in San Carlos de Bariloche is quite pleasant all year long. The warmest month usually is January when the average air temperature is about 21°C, but the lowest temperature usually occurs on September when the temperature bar usually drops down to about 11°C.

Bariloche at night

Bariloche at night

You will find dozens of coffee shops and restaurants on your way e.g. Sesamo, Morfys, Tarquino and many others, but the local dance clubs un bars (such as Enux, Bypass, Wilkenny, Dusk, Rocket etc.) welcome everyone who is looking for an amusement during the night time. The town also provides the visitors with variety of hotels of different classes and price ranges thus taking care of travelers or different budgets and needs.

How to get to San Carlos de Bariloche

It is possible to reach San Carlos de Barlioche in several ways. You can plan a flight to San Carlos de Bariloche International Airport, but only a few airlines fly there and therefore this decision should be made rather timely. A lot more time-consuming will be getting there by a car or a bus but, for instance, the bus passenger traffic is more regular and often than the flights and the costs will also be lower. There is only one train going to the town from Vedima and it arrives just once a week. However, internal public transport service is of a good quality and once you have reached to San Carlos de Barilcohe you will immediately feel the welcoming ambience which mingles with the unbelievable views and nature.

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