San Carlos de Bariloche is a beautiful city located in the foothills of the Andes in the province of Rio Negro, Argentina. The city is also located within the world famous Patagonia region. Commonly known as Bariloche, the city is nicknamed as the “Switzerland of South America” due to its Swiss like atmosphere being surrounded by lakes and mountains. Like Switzerland, Bariloche is also dotted with log cabin and chocolate boutiques.
Bariloche is surrounded by Nahuel Huapi, Gutiérrez Lake, Moreno Lake and Mascardi Lake, making it a popular destination for various water sports such as fishing, swimming, paragliding, rafting and kayaking. These lakes also form Nahuel Huapi National Park, Argentina’s oldest national park established in 1934. The park is famous for its rich wildlife and biodiversity. Bariloche is also surrounded by mountains of Tronador, Cerro Catedral and Cerro López. Outdoor activities such as climbing, hiking, horse riding and jungle trekking are popular among the visitors to Bariloche. During the winter, visitors can go skiing at Cerro Catedral, one of the biggest ski centers in South America.
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June to August each year is suitable for skiing. The summer months are from December to March. San Carlos de Bariloche has so many things to offer, you can plan your Bariloche trip with us!