A must see for everyone who goes to Bariloche is the Nahuel Huapi National Park, comprising 750,000 hectares whose remarkable flora and fauna thrive among the spectacularly beautiful scenery made up of rivers and lakes.
We highly recommend you to do a sightseeing tour in the city of Bariloche itself, where you can see its grand attractions, such as its stone and wood architecture, the central plaza, the civic center, the salmon hatchery, and the Museo Patagonia e Ictícola (Museum of Patagonia and of fish).
How to get to Bariloche
Bariloche is approximately 354 kilometers from Puerto Montt, in Río Negro Province, Argentina. The city lies 1,621 km from Buenos Aires, the Argentinian capital. You can reach Bariloche via air, arriving at San Carlos de Bariloche Airport.
Navimag Ferries sail from Puerto Natales to Puerto Montt and from Puerto Chacabuco to Puerto Montt, on a voyage through stunning Patagonian scenery. Once in Puerto Montt you can get to Bariloche by land.
Departures from Puerto Chacabucoare on Tuesdays and Fridays and from Puerto Natales on Tuesdays all year around.
(Navimag only offers ferry transport on the aforementioned routes and does not provide a transport service between Puerto Montt and Bariloche)
Climate in Bariloche
Bariloche has a high mountain climate, with a hot summer, with maximum temperatures of 30°C a common occurrence. In the winter the temperatures are cool and rainfall is abundant. The wind blows constantly from the west. Most rainfall occurs in the months of May and June, with a monthly average of 130 mm.
Where to eat in Bariloche
In Bariloche we reccomend to eat at:
El Patacón: Argentine cuisine. Regional products, barbecued meat, beef, Patagonian lamb, trout, “merluza negra” (a deep sea cod), and homemade pasta are some of this restaurant’s specialties. Address: Bustillo Avenue – km 7 ,Bariloche.
Restaurant Familia Weiss: specialists in venison and wild boar. Addresses: Palacios 167 and Vice Alte. O’Connor 401, Bariloche.
Restaurant Kandahar: Among its specialties are rose-hip soup, trout, salmon, venison, garden vegetables and homemade smoked sausages. They also make homemade pasta and desserts. Address: 20 de Febrero 698, Bariloche.
Flora and Fauna of Bariloche
In and around the extensive forests near Bariloche the natural environment is home to a rich variety of plants, among which are coihues, cypresses and alerces. The area’s fauna is very diverse, including such mammals, birds, fish, and reptiles as condors, deer, wild boar, pumas, and guanacos.
Where to stay in Bariloche
In Bariloche, you can stay at:
Av. Ezequiel Bustillo Km 2.5, San Carlos de Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina
Tel.: (54 – 2944) 444-1312
Las Moiras Hostel
Reconquista 72, San Carlos de Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina
Tel.: (54 – 2944) 427883