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San Martin de los AndesArgentina

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.

Top Hotels in San Martin de los Andes

Le Chatelet Hotel
Le Chatelet Hotel
3 out of 5
General Villegas 650, San Martin de los Andes, Neuquen

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. ...

4.4/5Excellent! (40 reviews)

"Conveniently located. Drink and food recommendations from staff excellent."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 2, 2020

Le Chatelet Hotel
Hotel Turismo
Hotel Turismo
2 out of 5
Misionero Mascardi 517, 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 La Pastera Che Guevara Museum and Koessler House Museum. Lago Lacar ...

3.9/5Good! (30 reviews)

"Very owners but the rooms have thin doors and floors so you can hear everything."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 24, 2020

Hotel Turismo
Hotel Tunqueley
Hotel Tunqueley
2.5 out of 5
Belgrano 717, San Martin de los Andes

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 ...

3.7/5Good! (36 reviews)
The worst hotel we have ever stayed at!!!!

"The list of negatives could be endless. The room was very tiny and very old with lots of wear and tear. Our bags had to be placed on the floor; there were no bag racks. The room overlooked dingy buildings. The sink and tub water could not be shut off. The toilet broke. When I asked for a spare roll ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 19, 2018

Hotel Tunqueley
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.

Vacation Rentals in San Martin de los 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 away from Parque Nacional Lanin and Lago Lacar. Lacar Lake Pier and Cordillera Ski are also within ...

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
Rincon de los Andes Resort
Rincon de los Andes Resort
3 out of 5
Juez del Valle 611, San Martin de los Andes, Neuquen

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 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (10 reviews)

"Todo perfecto. Los departamentos están bien. No es un hotel 4 estrellas, pero cumple muy bien."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 8, 2019

Rincon de los Andes Resort
Apart Hotel La Bora
Apart Hotel La Bora
3 out of 5
Teniente Ramayon 840, San Martin de los Andes, Neuquen
The price is CA $102 per night from Nov 9 to Nov 10

Situated in San Martin de los Andes, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Koessler House Museum and La Pastera Che Guevara Museum. Cordillera Ski and ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)
Very good!

"Nice and helpful people! Good place for relax! Nice garden!"…"

Reviewed on May 30, 2019

Apart Hotel La Bora
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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