The Northern Lake district is blessed
with some of the most gorgeous mountain scenery in all of South
America. This temperate zone encompassing the central Andes is scattered
with green forests, clear rivers, azure lakes, snow-capped volcanoes
and is homeland to the majestic Cóndor.
Activities in the Lake District
seduce visitors year round. During the summer, rafting, hiking,
mountain biking, horseback-riding and fly fishing among others.
Lake excursions - ranging from kayaks to private yachts - provide
access to pristine exclusive spots.
For the adventure minded, multi day hiking, staying overnight at
a good network of shelters spread through the Andes and landscapes
ranging from small glaciers to green parries. And at least 3 world
class golf courses - including new one designed by Jack Nicklaus
- turn North Patagonia it into Argentina prime Golf destination.
In winter, snow sports enter the
scene, Cerro Catedral being
the leading ski resort in South America.
Located on the Chile/Argentina border, the Nahuel Huapi National
Park was founded in 1934 and covers 710.000 hectares of stunning
lakes, native forest and fauna in the north Andean region of Patagonia.
Bariloche being the main gateway, it is easily accessed by Lake
Crossing from Chile, overland or just a 2 hr flight from Buenos
Aires. More exclusive Villa La Angostura, is also an ideal base
from which to explore the area.
If you have the time, besides Nahuel
Huapi National Park, it is worth visiting Los Alerces (South) and
Lanín (North), both National Parks featuring virtually untouched
nature and stunning views.