San Carlos de Bariloche is a small town in a privileged location in Northwest Patagonia - located by a national park, at the shores of lake Nahuel Huapi in the foothills of the Andes.
Bariloche is one of the most incredible places in Argentina, a popular travelers destination and the Capital of Adventure in Argentina. Surrounded by beautiful mountains and lakes, the area offers majestic sceneries and breathtaking views, some of which have been voted Top 10 best views in the world.
The city is a very walkable, small with excellent restaurants and many attractions within a couple of hours, especially if you appreciate the outdoors.
The area offers endless opportunities for outdoor sports, adventures or relaxing days in the nature.
- LOCATION: Situated in the foothills of the Andes, in the heart of Nahuel Huapi National Park, Rio Negro Province, Patagonia.
- POPULATION: 120,000 permanent habitants.
- Elevation 893m o.s.l.
- CLIMATE, 4 seasons: pleasant summers (Dec -February) and white winters (June- Aug).
- The biggest SKI RESORT in South America Andes and a heaven for all sports enthusiasts and travelers.
- Patagonia is immense, varied, and vast, a wonderful destination.
How to get in Bariloche?
Several airlines fly daily from and to Bariloche, connecting Chalten, Calafate, Puerto Madryn, Ushuaia in Patagonia or Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Salta, Iguazu and Cordoba.
To check for up to date timetables and prices, please visit their websites: http://www.aerolineas.com.ar/home.asp http://plane.lan.com/index-es-ar.html
A cheaper option is to travel by bus, which leaves daily from Buenos Aires and takes at least 20 hours. The Bus network in Argentina is very popular so there are plenty of different companies. Often it is even possible to find buses with “camas” (beds).
Our students receive very good deals for the best bus companies, please, email us if you are interested.
What to do in Bariloche?
Bariloche offers distinct scenery and a great range of activities in all four seasons, all easily accessible from the town center and the school. Below are our Top 5 Recommendations in 6 different categories.
- Ski & Snowboard
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Kite and Wind-Surfing
- Horseback Riding
- Chocolate artesanal
- Cordero Patagónico
- Picada con cerveza
- Alfajores y helados
- Cerro Otto
- Cerro Campanario
- Refugio Frey
- Circuito Chico
- Cerro Catedral
- Isla Victoria/Bosque de Arrayanes
- Los Siete Lagos
- El Tronador
- El Bolsón
- Villa Angostura
- Ruta 40
- Puerto Montt
- Puerto Madryn
- Glaciar Perito Moreno
- Volcán Villarrica