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Lago Lácar

Relax on scenic beaches, hike to lookouts and explore glacial waters via boat and kayak at the northernmost lake of Argentina’s majestic Seven Lakes Road. 

Surrounded by an Andean mountain range, the spectacular Lago Lácar (Lake Lacar) exudes natural beauty and tranquility. Discover this huge glacial lake by foot along waterfront trails and from hilltop lookouts. Admire the extraordinary landscapes from pretty beaches and swim in chilly, crystalline water. Lago Lácar stretches west from the Patagonian town of San Martín de los Andes and covers an area of over 21 square miles (55 square kilometers). 

Get a great introduction to the lake while strolling on the Costanera waterfront of San Martín de los Andes. Gaze across the calm water and up at the lush native forests enveloping distant mountain slopes. Look south to see the dramatic terrain and volcanic peak of Lanín National Park. Sit on the town’s beach and marvel at the postcard-perfect views or take an invigorating dip in the icy water.

Join a boat trip to Hua Hum, where the lake begins its journey through Chile to the Pacific Ocean. Most tours make scheduled stops at beaches, islands, waterfalls and woodland settlements. Escape the crowds with a trip to Catritre Beach or Quila Quina Beach, both accessible by bike, boat or car. Get active and traverse the lake via rented kayak or boat. 

Enjoy uninterrupted views and superb photo opportunities from Mirador Bandurrias, a lookout set in the heart of a Mapuche people village. Drive about 30 minutes or walk 2 hours from the Costanera waterfront. Continue through thick woodland and past Mapuche homes to La Islita Beach. For more impressive panoramas, hike deep into Lanín National Park to Mirador Arrayanes. 

Find the lake on the shores of San Martín de los Andes, in the Argentine province of Neuquén. It marks the northern end of the Seven Lakes Road, a section of scenic Ruta 40 that passes picturesque Patagonian countryside on its way to Villa la Angostura. 

You can visit Lago Lácar year-round, although strong winds are common in the winter months. Stay overnight at hotels and hostels in San Martín de los Andes or at various campgrounds around the lake.


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Le Chatelet Hotel
Le Chatelet Hotel

Le Chatelet Hotel

General Villegas 650, San Martin de los Andes, Neuquen
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in the heart of San Martin de los Andes, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Lacar Lake Pier, Koessler House Museum and La Pastera Che Guevara Museum. Bandurrias Lookout and Chapelco Ski Resort are also within 16 mi (25 km).

    Rincon de los Andes Resort
    Rincon de los Andes Resort

    Rincon de los Andes Resort

    Juez del Valle 611, San Martin de los Andes, Neuquen
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      This family-friendly San Martin de los Andes aparthotel is located on a lake, within a 5-minute walk of Lago Lacar and Parque Nacional Lanin. Cordillera Ski and Lacar Lake Pier are also within 10 minutes.

      Cabañas del Lacar
      Cabañas del Lacar

      Cabañas del Lacar

      Juez del Valle 1174, San Martin de los Andes, Neuquen
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in San Martin de los Andes, this spa cabin is steps away from Parque Nacional Lanin and Lago Lacar. Lacar Lake Pier and Cordillera Ski are also within 10 minutes.

        Valldemossa Apart Hotel
        Valldemossa Apart Hotel

        Valldemossa Apart Hotel

        Juez del Valle 1126, San Martin de los Andes, Neuquén
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in San Martin de los Andes, this aparthotel is steps away from Parque Nacional Lanin, Lago Lacar and Lacar Lake Pier. Cordillera Ski and Koessler House Museum are also within 1 mile (2 km).

          Hotel Turismo
          Hotel Turismo

          Hotel Turismo

          Misionero Mascardi 517, San Martin de los Andes, Neuquen
             
            2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in the heart of San Martin de los Andes, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of La Pastera Che Guevara Museum and Koessler House Museum. Lago Lacar and Cordillera Ski are also within 1 mile (2 km).

            Antares Patagonia Suites & Eventos - Adults Only
            Antares Patagonia Suites & Eventos - Adults Only

            Antares Patagonia Suites & Eventos - Adults Only

            Av. San Martin 251, San Martin de los Andes, Neuquen
               
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in San Martin de los Andes, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Lago Lacar, Cordillera Ski and Parque Nacional Lanin. Lacar Lake Pier and Koessler House Museum are also within 15 minutes.

              Hotel Tunqueley
              Hotel Tunqueley

              Hotel Tunqueley

              Belgrano 717, San Martin de los Andes
                 
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in the heart of San Martin de los Andes, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of La Pastera Che Guevara Museum, Koessler House Museum, and Cordillera Ski. Lago Lacar and Lacar Lake Pier are also within 15 minutes.

                Valle Hermoso Apart Hotel
                Valle Hermoso Apart Hotel

                Valle Hermoso Apart Hotel

                Juez del Valle 1130, San Martin de los Andes, Neuquén
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in San Martin de los Andes, this aparthotel is steps away from Parque Nacional Lanin and Lago Lacar. Lacar Lake Pier and Cordillera Ski are also within 10 minutes.