Best Tourist Places to Visit in Villa Pehuenia, Argentina, America

Best Tourist Places to Visit in Villa Pehuenia, Argentina, America

Villa Pehuenia is a town located in the Neuquén province of Argentina, around 320 km west of Neuquen (provincial capital) and 1450 km southwest of Buenos Aires (national capital). Villa Pehuenia has a tourism based economy with its different adventure and water sport possibilities such as backpacking, trekking, fishing, safari photography, camping and hiking. According to archeological sources, Mapuche were one of the ancient inhabitants of Villa Pehuenia.


Geography of Villa Pehuenia:

Villa Pehuenia is situated at the soffit of the Patagonian Andes between latitude 38°54’00” in the south and 71°19’58 ” in the west at an elevation of 1200 meters. Villa Pehuenia enjoys relatively warm summers and cool winters.


Connectivity to Villa Pehuenia:

Presidente Perón International Airport in Neuquén is the closest major airport to Villa Pehuenia situated around 310 km away with scheduled flights to Buenos Aires, served by Aerolíneas Argentinas, Austral Líneas Aéreas and LAN Argentina and to Comodoro Rivadavia and Córdoba, operated by Sol Líneas Aéreas.

From PPIA airport, tourists can take bus or tourist vehicle to reach Villa Pehuenia.

To move within Villa Pehuenia, taxis and cars are available at any of the local travel agencies.


Food and Shopping in Villa Pehuenia:

The major food corners in Villa Pehuenia are as follows:

  • La Cantina del Pescador
  • Anhedonia
  • Los Radales
  • Chokolhaa
  • Gnaien

Due to the visit of large number of tourists throughout the year, there are plenty of modern branded products outlets and shopping centres recently established in Villa Pehuenia.


Things to do in Villa Pehuenia:

  • Hiking
  • Mountain climbing
  • Fishing


Tourist Attractions in Villa Pehuenia:

Lanin National Park:

With an area of 412003 hectares, Lanin National Park is the 3rd largest national park of Argentina. Some highlights of the park include Chachín waterfall, Lake Lácar and Lanin Volcano. Raulí, maniú male, coihues , beech, pellín oak and myrtle are the different tree species tourist can find in the park.

Lake Ñorquinco:

Lake Ñorquinco is situated a few kilometers away from Villa Pehuenia with a surface area of 5.3 sq. km. It is suggested for tourists to use guided tours for easy exploration.


Waterfall Chachín:

Waterfall Chachín belongs to Lanin National Park situated around 2000 meters away from Lake Nonthué. Tourists may get little difficulty in accessing this stunning waterfall because there is no proper road connection to the waterfall but it is worth a watch.


Other places of interest near Villa Pehuenia include:

  • Circuito Pehuenia
  • Volcan Batea Mahuida
  • Cinco Lagunas
  • Paso del Arco
  • Bats Volcano Mahuida
  • Provincial Park Mahuida Bats
  • San Martin de los Andes
  • Route of the Seven Lakes
  • Cerro Chapelco
  • Playa Quila Quina
  • Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias
  • Cascada Cha Chin
  • Canopy San Martin de los Andes
  • Guia de Pesca Con Mosca
  • Museo de los Primeros Pobladores
  • La Pastera Museo del Che


Best time to visit Villa Pehuenia:

Throughout the year is best, especially the summer months are ideal for outdoor activities.


Accommodation options in Villa Pehuenia:

Villa Pehuenia is home to many reputed hotels and villas that serve visitors with lots of love and care by providing latest facilities and services as well as unique native cuisines. List of major hotels and villas in and around Villa Pehuenia include:

  • Hotel Peninsula de los Coihues
  • Hosteria La Balconada
  • Complejo La Serena, Villa Pehuenia
  • Posada La Escondida
  • Apart Hotel La Busqueda
  • Hosteria Al Paraiso
  • Cabanas Caren
  • El Solar del Mahuida – Cabanas
  • Chepehuen Cabanas
  • Cabanas Costa Bonita
  • Apart Hotel Bahia Rosedal
  • Don Gelindo
  • Cabanas Altos de Moquehue
  • Establecimiento Leanday

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