It seems like everybody is always trying to get you to go to a different country – with friends, family, and colleagues all recommending different cities, the list is ever-growing. However, we want to point you in the direction of a location that doesn’t get as much attention as it deserves. Known to locals as Bariloche, this is a beautiful city at the base of the Andes in Argentina. Here’s why it should be on your bucket list!
Stunning Views and Hikes
If you like hiking, you won’t believe the picturesque, panoramic views that you get from the surrounding lakes and mountains. Even if you don’t like hiking, you’ll still get all the majestic views (so don’t worry!). After enjoying one of any luxury tours in Patagonia, Bariloche will welcome you whether you want to continue the exploration or just relax. In fact, you can even take the chairlift and look over the Nahuel Huapi National Park.
Those who enjoy walking and hiking have access to some of the most beautiful landscapes and environments the planet has to offer. Whether you want lots of single-day treks or a trek over several days, Bariloche has you covered.
Plenty of Outdoor Activities
With the landscape available in Bariloche, it’s perhaps not surprising that people visit to get involved in the many outdoor activities. This includes:
- Scuba diving
If you can’t find something to enjoy in Bariloche, you’re not likely to find anything anywhere. As mentioned previously, the city seems to offer the perfect blend of action and serenity.
Day Trips and Adventures
Although considered a city, Bariloche is more like a small town or village, and it’s this atmosphere that many holiday-goers seek. Despite the small-town feeling, it’s the perfect base if you want to explore more of the area. For example, you might like Villa la Angostura, El Bolson, San Martin de Los Andes, the Nahuel Huapi Lake, or somewhere else entirely.
Every day, you’re just a short car or bus ride away from activities, tranquil spots, and other memories just waiting to happen. It just so happens that there are many high-quality tour companies, and this makes exploring San Carlos de Bariloche even easier. Whether you enjoy a beach or a national park, you’re close to everything.
When you think of chocolate capitals of the world, Bariloche doesn’t necessarily spring to mind (but it will do after your visit!). With many chocolate shops calling Bariloche home, you can’t escape the smell of the delightful treats as you roam the streets. As well as chocolate, the city is also home to a variety of ice cream flavors. One of the favorites for locals is the sweetened milk caramel (Dulce de Leche).
If you want to take a break from all the healthy eating back home, San Carlos de Bariloche is one of the best locations in the world. Those hiking and enjoying the aforementioned activities will still burn calories, so you’re free to explore the luxurious ice creams and chocolates.
If the previous reasons haven’t convinced you to add Bariloche to your bucket list, it’s a leading destination all through the calendar. As winter comes around, it transforms into a ski destination. In fact, one of the most popular across all of South America.
If you’re looking for somewhere new to explore in 2021, consider San Carlos de Bariloche. Escape the stress of the modern world and find your slice of peace!