Bariloche is located in the province of Rio Negro in the south of Argentina at 1680 kms. from the argentinian capital, Buenos Aires. It’s a city where nature is found everywhere as it’s located inside the Nahuel Huapi National Park where its imposing mountains, millennial forests and crystal clear waters of the Nahuel Huapi Lake surround it. A gateway to the Argentinian Patagonia that enchants by the beauty of its landscapes.
It’s one of the most visited destinations in Argentina and the one with the highest visits in Patagonia. Around one million tourists visit this city in the year, mainly europeans and south american people, being the winter period the one that registers a greater concurrence. It is also the favorite destination for the outbound trip of secondary students in Argentina as well as several colleges in Chile and Uruguay.
It’s known for its architecture similar to the Swiss alpine-style and for its tasty chocolates that can be found in Mitre Street, being recognized in the year 2015 as the national capital of chocolate. In fact, it has the record of the world's largest chocolate bar in the year 2017 which reached 200 meters using 1500 kilos of chocolate and 400 kilos of dried fruits. The best preparations of this delicious delicacy can be found in the museum dedicated to telling the history of chocolate in the area.
It’s also also an ideal place for hiking and to practice winter sports at the ski resorts in the surrounding mountains. For this reasons it was declared national capital of adventure tourism in 2012, being the second most important destination at a worldwide level and the largest in South America to practice winter sports. Excursions, lake walks, visits to the snow, diving, horseback riding, kayaking, kitesurfing, sailing, paragliding, rafting, among many others activities are able do and call to discover the city and its surroundings.
It has a national and international gastronomy for all tastes, emphasizing the fusion with European cuisine with meats, fish, cheeses and fruits of the forest for the preparation of the most popular dishes. The production of craft beer is an activity that has been practiced in the city for almost 100 years and every year more breweries are created which has helped to initiate a beer route for tourism. Another drink that stands out is the tea, which can be enjoyed in the tea houses that abound in the avenue Bustillo, where also the restaurants offer this infusion accompanied by rich stalls or homemade elaborations.
This city stands out for being one of the best quality of life in the country, being one of the most important scientific and technological centers in the American continent. Here different centers and institutions have been set up for research in different areas, such as the Bariloche Atomic Center dedicated to the research and development of nuclear initiatives. The nightlife of the city is known and highly valued by its visitors, especially young tourists, with a nocturnal circuit of discos, themed bars where good music and variety of drinks accompany the night.
It’s possible to find diverse accommodation services with a varied offer of hotels, inns, cabins, campsites and even mountain refuges. Some of the main tourist attractions in the city are: Andino Bariloche, Nuestra Señora del Nahuel Huapi Cathedral, Virgen de las Nieves, San Eduardo Chapel, the railway station, among others that stand out for their history and meaning.
From Chile you can access to this city through the route CH-215, Paso Fronterizo Cardenal Samoré located in the province of Osorno with connects to the National Route 231 of Argentina In PasajeBus.com you can find bus tickets to Bariloche with Andesmar and Andesmar Chile.