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Bariloche Travel Guide


Bariloche is located in a beautiful setting by Lake Nahuel Huapi and surrounded by mountains in Argentina’s Lake District. The name Bariloche comes from the Mapudungun language of the Mapuche people meaning “people from behind the mountain.” Inspired by European, alpine architecture, Bariloche has become famous for its artisan chocolate which can be seen on display in the shop windows. It is also one of the only places in Argentina where you can get quality draft beer. Surrounded by pristine forests and lakes, Bariloche is an outdoor lovers paradise.

The alpine style town of Bariloche is famous for its artisan chocolate and quality draught beer - a welcome break from all the Malbec!

Best months to visit Bariloche

Bariloche is a year round destination. Perhaps the best time to go, however, is during the summer which is from November until February when the weather is warm and there are any water based activities available. The Autumn (March – May) is a beautiful time to visit to see the beautiful colours in the trees. The winter (June until September) brings snow and it is possible to ski. The spring months of October and November are also a great time to go when the trees are in blossom.

Our hand-picked hotels in Bariloche

A well thought out selection of hotels can make a good trip truely exceptional and here at The Latin America Travel Company we put a lot of resources into sourcing and visiting hotels. Below just a few of our favourites in Bariloche.

Best reasons to visit Bariloche

With beautiful scenery, sweeping views and endless opportunities for outdoor adventures, Bariloche has something for everyone. Below are our top highlights in the area.

Take the Seven Lakes Road to San Martin de los Andes

Do the boat trip to Puerto Blest and Los Cantaros falls

Explore Victoria Island by boat

The Llao Llao peninsular and Cerro Campanario chair lift

Kayaking, hiking, rafting, mountain biking and more adventure!

Weather Averages for Bariloche

Other destinations in Argentina

Take a road trip in Salta and the North West, learn to tango in Buenos Aires or go horse riding with the gauchos in the pampas. Learn more about the different experiences you can have in Argentina with our essential destination guides.

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