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San Martin de los Andes

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San Martin de los Andes featuring landscape views and general coastal views

Discover both peacefulness and outdoor adventures at this lakeside town, marking the northern end of the magnificent Seven Lakes Road. 

Dabble in abundant active pursuits amid the exquisite natural scenery of Argentina’s Lake District at San Martín de los Andes. It sits on the shores of a glacial lake in the shadow of two mountain peaks. Go biking, boating, hiking or skiing in or near the town. Appreciate the cozy alpine charm of the town’s architecture, artisan shops, bars and restaurants.

A major attraction is Lago Lácar (Lake Lacar), stretching from the town’s western point toward the Argentina-Chile border. Enjoy views from the town beach and relax at Catritre Beach and Quila Quina Beach. Join a boat cruise to indigenous settlements, remote islands, waterfalls and Hua Hum, where the water begins its journey into Chile. Explore the icy waters via rented kayak or rowboat. Hike to Bandurrias Lookout for impressive views.

Looming over the town’s south side is Lanin National Park, characterized by its swaths of dense Patagonian forests. Follow biking and walking trails, such as one to the Arrayanes Lookout. Camp overnight amid picturesque woodland. Enjoy Nordic walking, skiing and snowboarding from mid June through October at Chapelco Ski Resort, atop Chapelco Hill.

Wander the town center streets to find alpine-style buildings, historic landmarks and lively squares, including Plaza San Martín and Plaza Sarmiento. Browse displays of archaeological and ethnographic objects at the First Settlers Museum. Watch performing arts shows at Cotesma Cultural Center and visit the San Jose Parish Church. The life of Argentine revolutionary Che Guevara is reviewed at La Pastera Museum of Che.

Shop for ceramics, handcrafted jewelry, knitted shawls and textiles at the Paseo de los Artesanos. Indulge in the artisanal goods of the town’s chocolatiers. Sample Patagonian lamb and trout, among other traditional Andean dishes, at both casual and fine-dining restaurants.

Reach San Martín de los Andes by flying to San Carlos de Bariloche and then renting a car or taking a bus. Continue your adventure by visiting the lakes and villages strung out along the Seven Lakes Road to Villa la Angostura.

El Refugio Ski & Summer Lodge
El Refugio Ski & Summer Lodge
3.5 out of 5
Las Pendientes lote 173, San Martin de los Andes, Neuquén
The price is CA $458 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 1
Situated in San Martin de los Andes, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Chapelco Ski Resort, Arrayanes Lookout, and Koessler House Museum. Cordillera Ski and ...
El Refugio Ski & Summer Lodge
Rotui Apart Hotel
Rotui Apart Hotel
3 out of 5
Perito Moreno 1370, San Martin de los Andes, Neuquen
Situated in the mountains, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Koessler House Museum and La Pastera Che Guevara Museum. Cordillera Ski and Lago Lacar are ...
4.3/5Excellent! (4 reviews)
"It was comfortable, roomy & convenient. A great place to stay."

Reviewed on Jan. 12, 2020

Rotui Apart Hotel
Hosteria Hueney Ruca
Hosteria Hueney Ruca
3 out of 5
Obeid 697, San Martin de los Andes, Neuquen
Located in the heart of San Martin de los Andes, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lago Lacar and Lacar Lake Pier. Parque Nacional Lanin and La Pastera ...
3.6/5Good! (62 reviews)
"It was a nice and clean place to stay, with attentive staff."

Reviewed on Mar. 11, 2020

Hosteria Hueney Ruca
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Casa Antigua Restaurada . Habitaciones Estilo Campo Argentino
Casa Antigua Restaurada . Habitaciones Estilo Campo Argentino
Junin de los Andes, Neuquén
The price is CA $63 per night from Aug 10 to Aug 10
Situated in Junin de los Andes, this vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Mapuche Museum and La Isla. Via Christi Park is 1 mi (1.6 km) away.
Casa Antigua Restaurada . Habitaciones Estilo Campo Argentino
Your Home In The Andes
Your Home In The Andes
San Martin de los Andes, Neuquén
Situated in San Martin de los Andes, this cabin is within 9 mi (15 km) of Parque Nacional Lanin, Koessler House Museum, and La Pastera Che Guevara Museum. Lago ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Light filled space with amazing energy and views
"Sole and Sofia are gracious hosts with great communication and wonderful energy. The house is comfortable and great for birdwatching. Ideally located for local trails and easy hiking."

Reviewed on Feb. 27, 2019

Your Home In The Andes
Cabañas del Lacar
Cabañas del Lacar
3 out of 5
Juez del Valle 1174, San Martin de los Andes, Neuquen
Situated in San Martin de los Andes, this spa cabin is steps from Parque Nacional Lanin and Lago Lacar. Lacar Lake Pier and Cordillera Ski are also within 10 ...
4/5Very Good! (9 reviews)
Could be better
"The location is very good. The rooms condituons, especialy the bathrooms needs more care and clean. The bathrooms are very small, in times no water came out from the shower head... They have a nice spa you can use and it is nice."

Reviewed on Oct. 7, 2019

Cabañas del Lacar
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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