SAN CARLOS DE BARILOCHE

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San Carlos de Bariloche, usually known as Bariloche, is a city in the province of Río Negro, Argentina, situated in the foothills of the Andes on the southern shores of Nahuel Huapi Lake. It is located within the Nahuel Huapi National Park.
After development of extensive public works and Alpine-styled architecture, the city emerged in the 1930s and 1940s as a major tourism centre with ski, trekking and mountaineering facilities. In addition, it has numerous restaurants, cafés, and chocolate shops. The city has a permanent population of 108,205 according to the 2010 census.

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This marvelous city is the gateway to the majestic and stunning region of the Argentine lakes. Most of the city surrounds the coast of the Nahuel Huapi Lake, with a unique view. San Carlos de Bariloche has developed the necessary infrastructure to meet the demands of thousands of tourists arriving every year. It offers the typical activities of a mountain resort with high-quality services. There are first-rate hotels and rooms equipped with state-of-the-art technology, and services at disposal.
Bariloche is now known for its alpine architecture, which is given a Patagonian twist through the use of local hardwoods and unique stone construction, as seen in the buildings of Bustillo's centro cívico.

Strung out along the shoreline of Lago Nahuel Huapi, in the middle of the national park of the same name, Bariloche has one of the most gorgeous settings imaginable. This has helped it become in the Lake District's principal destination.

Bariloche is blessed with a strategic geographic position. With the rugged plains of the Patagonian Steppe to the east, the towering snowy peaks of the Andes to the west, and the glistening and grand Nahuel Huapi Lake in front.

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Besides tourism and related services, Bariloche is home of advanced scientific and technological activities. The Centro Atómico Bariloche is a research center of the National Atomic Energy Commission, where basic and applied research in many areas of the physical sciences is carried out. Inside it, the Instituto Balseiro, is an academic institution, with a small and carefully selected number of students, awards degrees in Physics, and in Nuclear and Mechanical Engineering, and Masters and Doctorate degrees in Physics and in Engineering.
The city also hosts INVAP, a high-technology company that designs and builds nuclear reactors, state-of-the-art radars and space satellites, among other projects.

 HOW TO GET TO SAN CARLOS DE BARILOCHE

The city is located on the southern shores of lake Nahuel Huapi, in the foothills of the Andes, in the Patagonia Argentina, 1,621km (1,005 miles) SW of Buenos Aires. It is surrounded by three other lakes: Gutiérrez, Moreno and Mascardi, and by several hills and mountains, including Otto, Catedral and Campanario, which have lifts to the top.
The Centro Cívico (civic center) and the main city square are located at 41°08′ S, 71°18’37″ W, and at around 800 meters above sea level.

By land

Bariloche can be reached by land from Buenos Aires in a road trip that takes around 22 hours. The ticket price is fairly economical and gives you a good opportunity to see some of Argentina's landscape.
A wide road network connects the city to the lake region and to Chile through the Cardenal Samoré international crossing and the Andean Lakes international crossing.

By plane

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The most recommended way to reach Bariloche is by air from Buenos Aires in a short 2 hours flight. Only two airlines fly into Bariloche so fares could get very high if you try to book a ticket closer to your travel date, so we recommend to book well in advance. There are currently two airlines covering this route. Aerolíneas Argentinas runs at least five daily flights from Buenos Aires; as well, LAN, runs two or three flights a day from Buenos Aires.

Changing Airports in Buenos Aires

It's nearly impossible to make it to Bariloche from North America or Europe in a day, as you must change airports in Buenos Aires.

There are two airports in Buenos Aires. The international airport is called Ezeiza and is located a good distance from the city center. The domestic airport is called Aeroparque and is located much closer to the city center. When flying to Bariloche from an international origin you will arrive at the international airport and then have to transfer to the domestic airport to continue your flight to Bariloche. When making reservations, we generally recommend, at least, a four hour connection time between your international and domestic flights.

Flights from Buenos Aires (AEP -Domestic Airport) to Bariloche (BRC)
Aerolineas Argentinas
Dep. Arr.
AEP BRC06.1008.30
AEP BRC09.5012.10
AEP BRC13.3015.50
AEP BRC17.1519.35
LAN
Dep. Arr.
AEP BRC11.1513.40
AEP BRC13.10 15.35
AEP BRC15.05 17.30
Flights from Buenos Aires (EZE - International Airport) to Bariloche (BRC)
EZE BRC 0825 1045
Flights from Bariloche (BRC) to Buenos Aires (AEP -Domestic Airport)
Aerolineas Argentinas
Dep. Arr.
BRC AEP12.5014.53
BRC AEP14.5516.58
BRC AEP17.1019.13
BRC AEP21.3523.38
LAN
Dep. Arr.
BRC AEP12.3014.29
BRC AEP14.2016.19
BRC AEP18.2520.24
Flights from Bariloche (BRC) to Buenos Aires (EZE - International Airport)
Dep. Arr.
BRC EZE17.3519.40

Traveling by Boat from Chile

Another way to reach Bariloche is running the spectacular lake-crossing journey from the Chilean Lake District over the border (and the Andes Mountains) to Bariloche. It's a boat-and-bus combination. If you're planning to visit Chile, it's a superb option that allows you to take in the beauty of the Andes and the volcanoes, rivers, and waterfalls in the mountain range. The trip can take 2 days, with an overnight in the Hotel Peulla or the recommended Hotel Natura in the middle of The Andes.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but could change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all details before planning your trip. We recommend you to ask this information to the Official Travel Agency.