• How to get to Bariloche •
From anywhere in Argentina
Bariloche is located in Argentina, in the Southwest of the province of Río Negro, at the foot of the Andes. You can reach Bariloche by airplane, car, bus or train.
How would you like to get here?
San Carlos de Bariloche is an International Airport that is fully-equipped for every type of airplane. Aerolíneas Argentinas, LAN, Andes and LADE fly to Bariloche from Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Rosario, Mar del Plata, Viedma and Calafate. International flights also touchdown in the airport during the winter months. Learn more
The main highway to Bariloche is RN 237, which comes from Neuquén. Alternatives routes include RN 23 from the East and RN 258 from the South. The last section of RN 237 and RN 258 is part of RN 40, which is a scenic tourist route running parallel to the Andes. Learn more
The Patagonic train connects Bariloche with the cities of Viedma, San Antonio Oeste and Ingeniero Jacobacci. It leaves from Viedma once a week every Friday and arrives in Bariloche on Saturday. It has a dining car and sleeping berths. Learn more
Numerous bus companies travel to Bariloche and some have first class seating. Pricing and services will depend on where you're are traveling from. The most popular companies that travel to Bariloche are Vía Bariloche, Chevallier, Andesmar and Crucero del Norte. Learn more
The Andean Crossing, the passage that connects Argentina and Chile, allows you to discover Patagonia's hidden secrets, the warmth of its people and the incredible beauty of the volcanos, lakes and thousand-year-old forests. All in one unforgettable trip. Learn more
• Discover Bariloche •
Located 19 km away from Bariloche, this mountain has the largest ski center in the southern hemisphere. You can go on different adventure tours all year round.
Located 90 km away from Bariloche, it's the highest mountain around. One of its seven glaciers, Ventisquero Negro, is located at its base where you can practice ice hiking.
You get to the top through a car road or using the well-known cable cars. You can enjoy incredible sceneries and relive them from the 360º spinning café.
You can climb the mountain on foot or take the chair lift and once you get to the top you'll have one of the best views in the area. Also, there's a cafeteria at the summit.
Located just ten blocks away from the Civic Center. A chair lift will take you to the top and you can come down on a giant slide. An ideal plan for kids and teenagers.
Only 15 km to the east of Bariloche. Formed by the remains of an ancient volcano. Guided tours to caves with native paintings.
The Valle del Challhuaco is 20 km away from the city, home to Espacio Neumeyer which offers winter activities and food services. Hiking is available all year round.
25 km away from Bariloche, near Colonia Suiza, you can practice canopy, take 4x4 tours, go hiking, and visit the López, Roca Negra, and Extremo Encantado huts.
Playa del Centenario
Located East of the city. It is one of the broadest and popular, ideal for windsurfing and kitesurfing.
Playa del Centro
Located across from the Civic Center, it is one of the most popular because of its location and easy access.
Located at km 4 of Bustillo Avenue. It is a picturesque beach, with rocks, ideal for children to have fun.
This traditional beach is located at km 8 of Bustillo Avenue, and there you can rent scuba-diving and kayaking gear.
Playa del Viento
On the coast of Lake Moreno. You get there from km 14 on Bustillo Avenue. Chosen by residents for kitesurfing.
Villa Los Coihues
Located 15 km from the civic center, on Lake Gutiérrez. It is a very popular beach.
Located at km 29 of Short Circuit. Surrounded by woods, it is ideal to spend the day.
West Lake Gutiérrez
You get there after traveling 2 kilometers along the west side of Lake Gutiérrez. From there, you can visit Cascada de los Duendes.
East and South
If you follow the shoreline of Lake Gutiérrez on the East, you will find beaches that are ideal to spend the day.
Lakes Guillelmo, Mascardi and Steffen
On Route 40, heading towards El Bolsón, there are great campsites, sites for picnic and fishing.
Located at km 12 of Bustillo Avenue. It is a quiet and familiar beach, and the water is slightly warmer.
One of the things you cannot miss in Bariloche. You cannot go home without visiting the beautiful historic center, walking down Mitre street and seeing the monumental Cathedral.
National capital of Curanto or "hot stone cooking". This is where most European immigrants settled when they arrived in the region in the 19th century. Just 25 km from Bariloche. Ideal to get a taste of the local cuisine.
25 km from the center of the city, in the proximities of San Eduardo Chapel and the Llao-Llao Hotel. This is where the traditional visits to the Nahuel Huapi lake begin.
What you need to know about summer
December 21 to March 20.
Days are warm and sunny, with cool nights, scarce rain or wind.
Light clothing is ideal, since temperatures can reach 30° C (86°F). We suggest bringing warm clothing for the night.
HOW TO DRIVE ON GRAVEL ROADS
Drive at slow speed, to preserve traction and adherence and maintain a safe distance from other vehicles to avoid being hit by any rocks they may throw backwards.
SET YOUR WATCH
Sunrise and Sunset: 6:15 a.m. / 9:20 p.m. Time Zone: GMT-3
Voltage is 220 V and sockets are TYPE I.
International code: +54 / Area code: 294.
Supermarkets do not offer plastic bags.
Hours: Mondays through Fridays, 8.00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The currency used is the Argentine Peso.
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