Argentina has its own Lake District, located in the northern reaches of Patagonia. Here the landscape is peppered with lakes of all sizes, with the mountains of the Andes providing a scenic backdrop and separating Argentina’s lakes from Chile’s bodies of water.
On the Argentinian side, there are some 20 lakes to explore, surrounded by wide grassy plains and mountains that provide the ideal place for adventure activities. Bariloche and the Lake District holidays are centred around skiing, fishing, trekking and climbing, but if you want to relax there’s no better place to enjoy nature’s bounty than from a vantage point overlooking the dense forests and sparkling glacier-fed lakes.
The largest of the lakes is Nahuel Huapi, its deep blue waters reflecting the surrounding snow-capped mountains. Many people choose to stay not far from its shores in the picturesque town of Bariloche, its Alpine-style lodgings reminiscent of chocolate-box towns in Switzerland. The town is an ideal base for adventure holidays to Bariloche and the Lake District, and many tours leave from here to the mountains where people ski, cycle and trek, or to the lake where fishing, kayaking and rafting are popular. On Nahuel Huapi’s northern shore the village of Villa La Angostura is blissfully serene and quieter than its southern neighbour, though with the same variety of activities.