The Lake District Travel Guide
Plan Your The Lake District Vacation
Hundreds of sapphire lakes lie hidden amid the snow-covered peaks of the Andes on the western frontier with Chile, in what has become the most popular tourist area in Patagonia—the northern Lake District. Despite its growing popularity and accessibility from developed towns like Bariloche and San Martín de los Andes, visitors are constantly amazed at how easy it is to lose yourself in a silent forest, or by a still lake with no houses, no boats, no piers—just you and the natural surroundings.
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Things To Do in The Lake District
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Savage Beauty: One day a lake is silent, a mirror of its surrounding mountains. Another day waves are crashing on its shores, wind... Read more
Fishing season runs November 15–May 1. In some areas, catch-and-release is allowed year-round; catch-and-release is usually compulsory,... Read more
If you're pressed for time, return to Bariloche by paved road via Osorno, crossing at Cardenal Samoré (aka Paso Puyehue) to Villa La... Read more
This region has long been the biggest producer of hops in Argentina, and with a local population dedicated to agricultural pursuits, it's... Read more
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