Tourist Places to Visit in Patagonia, Argentina, America

Tourist Places to Visit in Patagonia, Argentina, America

Patagonia is a region shared between Argentina and Chile situated at the southern end of South America.

The major Argentinean cities falls under the Patagonia region are:

  • Neuquén
  • Comodoro Rivadavia
  • San Carlos de Bariloche
  • Trelew
  • Río Gallegos
  • General Roca

Punta Arenas and Coyhaique are the two main Chilean cities coming under the Patagonia region.


Geography of Patagonia:

Patagonia is geographically located between latitude 41.81015° in the south and longitude 68.90627° in the west. Most of the Patagonia’s cities experiences cool and dry climate.


History of Patagonia:

According to archeological sources, the human settlement on Patagonia traces back to 10th millennium BC. It is also believed that, Tehuelches were the indigenous people of Patagonia and later their population became reduced with the entry of Europeans.


Getting Patagonia:

Most of the Argentinean cities mentioned in the above list have good connectivity with other non- Patagonian cities through road and airway including the capital city, Buenos Aires.

Some major airports in the Patagonia region include San Carlos de Bariloche Airport, El Tehuelche Airport and Comandante Armando Tola International Airport.

Also there are direct buses running between Patagonian and other Argentinean cities, served by both public and private bus companies.


Food and Shopping in Patagonia:

The cuisine of Patagonia region is relatively same as Buenos Aires’s cuisine and the food items made by Lamb meat are very famous among Patagonia regions.

Most of the major attractions of Patagonia are surrounded by luxury hotels, restaurants and large shopping malls and entertainment centres.


Places of interest in Patagonia:

Nahuel Huapi National Park:

Nahuel Huapi National Park was established in 1934 and is the oldest park in Argentina. Most part of the park is located in San Carlos de Bariloch in Rio Negro province. The places that tourists must see include LLao LLao, Cerro Otto, Lago Nahuel huapi and Bahia Serena beach. It is charged AR$50 as entrance fee. Hotels and villas are plenty around the park.

Los Glaciares National Park:

With an area of 4000 sq. km, Los Glaciares National Park is the 2nd biggest Argentina’s national park featuring glaciers, lakes and mountains. The renowned attractions include Lake Argentino, Lake Viedma and Perito Moreno Glacier. El Chalten is the main gateway to park.


Peninsula Valdes:

Peninsula Valdes is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, declared in 1999. This beautiful natural reserve is a shelter for dolphins, penguins, whales, sea lions and many other typical sea lives. The entryway for the reserve is Puerto Madryn city.


Other places of interest in Patagonia include:

  • Cerro Fitz Roy
  • Laguna Torre
  • Upsala Glacier
  • San Martin de los Andes
  • Punta Tombo
  • Lago Argentino
  • Cerro Tronador
  • Villa La Angostura
  • El Doradillo Beach
  • Patagonia Hikes el Chalten
  • Laguna de los Tres
  • Laguna Esmeralda
  • Rio Correntoso


Best time to visit Patagonia:

Probably from October to March is the ideal time to come across the different natural wonders of Patagonia.


Accommodation options in Patagonia:

Patagonia covers 12 Argentinean cities that houses all sorts of accommodation centres ranging from budget options to high end hotels and resorts with latest grand amenities and services. Here is the list of the best hotels in the different regions of Patagonia:

  • Charming – Luxury Lodge & Private Spa
  • Luma Casa de Montana
  • Estancia Peuma Hue
  • Catalonia Sur Aparts & Spa
  • Luma Casa de Montana
  • Altuen Hotel Suites&Spa
  • Peninsula Petit Hotel
  • Llao Llao Hotel and Resort, Golf-Spa
  • Aldebaran Hotel & Spa
  • Lirolay Suites
  • Aguas Arriba Lodge
  • Hosteria Le Lac
  • Rio Hermoso Hotel de Montana
  • Complejo Turistico Lo de Tomy
  • Ski Sur Apartments

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