Patagonia Travel Guide

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Patagonia is a hybrid of the cultures of primarily European immigrants, who came here in the 19th century, and the cultures of the indigenous peoples, mainly the Tehuelche and Mapuche. The native Tehuelches fished and hunted the coast and pampas, and their spears and arrowheads are still found along riverbeds and beaches.

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Patagonia Hotels

Although there are large, expensive hotels in Puerto Madryn, Trelew, and Comodoro Rivadavia, bed-and-breakfasts and other smaller hosterías offer the best...read more

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Patagonia Restaurants

With so many miles of coastline, it's not surprising that Atlantic Patagonia is famous for its seafood, notably sole and salmon, mejillones (mussels), and...read more

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Things To Do in Patagonia

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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Patagonia Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Marine Life: Península Valdés is home to breeding populations of sea lions, elephant seals, orcas, and the star of the local sea show, the southern... Read more

  • A Bloody Hero

    Look at the street signs in any Patagonian city and you're sure to spot the name General Julio Argentino Roca. (To see what he looks like, whip... Read more

  • Gaiman's Teahouses

    Gaiman's Welsh teahouses have been famous among travelers for decades. The first teahouse, Plas y Coed, opened in 1944, and figured in Bruce... Read more

  • Pandas of the Sea

    You've watched the whales, seen the seals, and admired the penguins. But how about toninas (dolphins)? The southern coast of Argentina is home... Read more

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