San Carlos de Bariloche, or Bariloche, is the number one city of Argentina’s Patagonia.

It is located at the riverbank of Lake Nuha Huapi and surrounded by mountains and forests. and one of the most attractive cities in Argentina. Bariloche is a perfect base for activities and adventure with views of the snowy peaks. The region comprises the southern section of the Andes mountains.

Bariloche - sunset

Enjoy the area or be a daredevil…

Nahuel Huapi National Park is a large part of the Andes with many mountain lakes, rivers, waterfalls, glaciers and vast forests. The surroundings are beautiful and there are many opportunities for activities! Trips on mountain bikes, water rafting, hiking and horse riding with the possibility of camping in the dense forests with natural rivers and lakes, makes this an ideal environment for a lot of adventure. Furthermore for true daredevils there is mountain boarding, snowboarding without any snow. Due to a skateboard with special wheels, you can race down the mountain!!

A true delight for chocolate addicts!!

Oh yes, chocolate! I love it!

Well…for chocolate addicts Bariloche is the place to be. It is also known as the capital of chocolate.


San Carlos de Bariloche is famous for producing the purest most handcrafted chocolates in the country. At Easter a chocolate festival is organised at the Civic Center. The first issues of the Chocolate Festival turned out to be amazing, presenting brilliant ideas that will grow up in the years to come. Its celebration is related to the recovery of the city after the ashes from the Puyehue Volcano left their track. An Easter egg will be made by famous chocolatiers, measuring almost 8 meters high and a diameter of 5 meter. You can observe this work of art, but also you can taste it!!

Bariloche - Civic Center

Skiing in the Andes.

With the first snowfall in winter, the beginning of the ski season is announced. Mount Catedral, or Cerro Catedral, is considered as one of the main ski areas of Argentina and is only 20 kilometers from Bariloche. It is a very popular destination for all snow, ski and snowboard enthusiasts. The snow conditions are extremely good and at the end of the season the snow can be up to three meters!

Plan your trip: How to get there 

Accommodation: Deals in Bariloche

Guidebook: Lonely Planet Bariloche

Travel App: Argentina