Bariloche is located in the south coast of the Nahuel Huapi Lake near the burgeoning of the river Limay. Located in the west of the province of Rio Negro, the place is a 2 hour flight from Buenos Aires. It lies on the shores of Nahuel Huapi lake, in the heartland of the National Park by the same name and in the middle of the Andes Mountains. Visitors throng this place year after year, to breathe the fresh air in the streets, to enjoy the immense Nahuel Huapi lake or to simply walk along the woodland trails.
Founded in 1902, San Carlos de Bariloche owes its name to Carlos Wiederhold, who set the first grocery in the area. The town with its hundred thousand or so inhabitants still lives the life of a mountain village. This city has plenty of lodging choices which range from the exquisite to the comfortable. It also boasts of an international airport and the most important ski center of South-America. The amenities as well as the splendor offered by the natural environment, blend in perfect harmony here. For the adventure seekers too, there is plenty to do here, from hiking to riding mountain bikes and horses across the thick forests. Look also Bariloche Ski, Bariloche Flyfishing, Bariloche Weather.
Tourism, both national and international, is the main economic activity of Bariloche, all year around. The main ski station is the one at Cerro Catedral. During the summer, beautiful beaches such as Playa Bonita and Villa Tacul welcomes sun-bathers and some brave lake swimmers. The various tourist circuits in Bariloche include sites like Puerto Pañuelo, Puerto Blest, Los Alerces Cascade, Mount Cerro Catedral, Mount Tronador, Mount Cerro Lopez, Moreno Lake, Nahuel Huapi, Mascardi Lake.
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