Services in Bariloche
Useful tips to help you enjoy your trip to Bariloche.
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Bariloche offers a lot of different options to enjoy
There are many reasons to visit Bariloche: the beauty of unspoiled nature, horse riding, fishing, trekking & hiking, navigation, adventure, mountain biking, rafting, kayaking, canopy, snow and ski, etc. Bariloche fulfills the visitor’s expectations, no matter which they are. Your days can be as peaceful as you wish, or as packed as you would like.
The snow & ski can be enjoyed in Cerro Catedral, the largest ski resort in South America, or in Cerro Otto.
If you just want to go around and enjoy the sceneries, there are a number of activities, we call them “Travel Ideas”; day-trips, tours and excursions that you can make in your own vehicle, in a rented car or in a tour. There are several tour operators. You can see them all in: ZigZag Travel.
The South of Chile is worth visiting, with completely different landscapes and culture. The crossing of the Andes is through a wide, totally paved road and the customs paperwork process is smooth and quick.
Distance between Buenos Aires and Bariloche, and other various important cities
When you are traveling, you often need to know the between city distance of a particular area. This information is found on most maps; just consult the table of contents to see the relevant section. The distance may be displayed in kilometers or approximate time.
The distance between Buenos Aires and Bariloche is 1650 km
• By plane: between 2:00 and 2:30 hours
• By car: between 17 and 20 hours
• By bus: between 19 and 22 hours
We take Buenos Aires as a starting point, for being Argentina’s largest city and Capital.
There is more information about distances from other cities in: Maps
Lodging and Hotels
In Bariloche there are many different accommodation options to suit all needs and budgets: luxury hotels, lodges, hostels, apartments, cabins, youth hostels and camping sites. The hotels are ranked from 1 to 5 stars, while cabins, bungalows and apartments are ranked from 1 to 3 stars.
Be aware that the factors that are taken into consideration in hotel ratings, are not internationally standardized and, in general, the price range among same categorized hotels is varied.
High season and low season
This concept is closely related to the amount of tourists visiting Bariloche according to the time of the year. In any area that attracts a lot of tourists, high season is always more expensive, and you are sure to pay top prices. This is the time when prices shoot up and you’ll find little to no room for negotiation, especially in accommodation and rent a car. In the low season, rates on everything from lodging to adventure trips often drop for reasons that are based on demand, not intrinsic value.
There is very little seasonal variation of rates in restaurants, services etc.
• High season: January, February, July and August
• Mid season: March, April, September and December
• Low Season: May, June, October, November
What to pack when travelling to Bariloche and Patagonia
The diversity of our country, of the weather and the airline weight limitation makes things even more difficult when packing is the issue
The first thing you need to consider is what you will be doing when you get to your international destination, the climate of where you are travelling too and lastly – though not nearly as important – how long you will be away.
If your plans are just getting around, enjoying the sceneries and seeing the country you travel to, you can wear casual, comfortable clothing.
No matter the time of the year, the key when travelling to Patagonia is layer clothing, the idea is you can peal yourself (onion style). The wind in Patagonia is always cold and, even in summer, the nights are cool. Be prepared for temperatures from 45ºF to 75ºF (remember layer clothing…)
Comfortable shoes to walk long distances are mandatory and a good hat is always welcome.
For specific activities such as skiing, trekking, fishing and adventure activities go to ZigZag Travel
Gastronomy in Bariloche is something you’ll definitely enjoy and, to make the best of it you should know what the typical dishes are, and where to find them. Find all about what we can offer in our Gastronomy Guide