EL CALAFATE - HOTEL ZONES
Downtown El Calafate sits on the shores of Lake Argentino near the edge of the Southern Patagonia Ice Field, it is the gateway to Lost Glaciares National Park. The tree-lined streets of downtown and the bustling main street of Del Libertador Avenue are brimming with restaurants, cafes, bars, and shops. The scenic waterfront promenade down by the lake is the perfect place for a stroll with some breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes. The downtown area hosts many open-air markets selling souvenirs and handicrafts, local handmade jams and knitted wool ponchos. El Calafate has a diverse nightlife scene with many bars, clubs, and casinos to explore when the sun goes down. The town is also filled with travel agencies and tour companies who offer excursions to the glaciers and surrounding sights. The downtown area is home to a vast array of accommodations including Alpine style lodges and rustic rooms for visitors to call home.
The Steepe-land of the Patagonian expanses is filled with majestic mountains, turquoise lagoons, towering glaciers and deserted landscapes brimming with activity and adventure. The outskirts of El Calafate boast many Estancias full of character where visitors can stay and explore the vast outdoors. There are luxury lodges and upscale spa`s that offer accommodation and incredible views of the stunning landscapes and surrounding scenery. The idyllic ecological reserve of Lake Nimez sits close to Lake Argentino and is overflowing with native wildlife and outdoor activities. The quaint village of El Chalten is a famous location on the Southern Patagonian Ice Field boasting hotels, restaurants, cafes, and shops, it is the gateway to see the massive mountains such as Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre. The outskirts boast spectacular glaciers, sprawling forests, climbing and trekking opportunities with breathtaking scenery.