San Martín de los Andes Travel Guide

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San Martín de los Andes Things to Do

  • The beach in Lolog lake

    A beautiful lake. Very good for childs. Is not deep. You can walk 50 meters and the water is no more than 1 meter of deep.

  • Trekking , Fly fishing, camping

    All the places here are conserved ,in pristine state.In the forest you can meet with trees of five thousand years old.....(the araucaria)You shuold come to travel around here , Huechulafken lake, Lacar lake , Chimeuin river ,almast of them were built up in glaciars time...well, check those names in the internet , you 'll start to see part of it.

  • Chochin Waterfall

    Once you get to Hua Hum, you'll be able to hike through the beautiful Hua Hum park. This park is is next to the lake, surrounded by oak and coigue trees and beautiful scenery. At the end of the trail (approximately 20-25 minutes), you'll get to the Chochin Waterfall. It's not huge nor tall, but it is beautiful. The surroundings help make the...

  • Playa Escondida

    On the way to Hua Hum, you'll encounter Playa Escondida (Hidden Beach). The Lacar lake in particular doesn't have many beaches. The mountains go deep into the water very abruptly, leaving no chance for beaches. Anyhow, there are some beaches, and Playa Escondida is one of them.

  • Lacar Lake

    The Lakar lake is the lake that you can see from San Martin. Is a big lake and quite cold. It's also the first lake of the 7-lake route. I you want to see it from above, take the route to the top, from the costanera to your left. Once you arrive at the old hotel, turn right, and continue your trail. You'll encounter beautiful spots from where...

  • Just walk

    San Martín de los Andes is a very charming and "walkable" town: nice houses, beautiful gardens, surrounded by an awesome landscape, invite to walk along its streets. I found these interesting sculptures made of wood in a garden; I do not know if it was a public exhibition or a private collection, but I liked them, so I took the picture.San Martín...

  • Ciervos

    The deers are the symbol of San Martín de los Andes, but you will not find deers walking along the streets: I am talking about this monument, situated at the lakeside.Another place you can find these nice animals is any restaurant: deer is one of the most typical dishes here!Los ciervos son el símbolo de San Martín de los Andes, pero no es que...

  • Architecture (2)

    Another official building that shows the typical architecture of this place: the Town Hall.Otro edificio oficial que muestra la típica arquitectura local: la Municipalidad.

  • Architecture (1)

    San Martín de los Andes, as many other towns of Neuquén and Río Negro, has a typical architecture, which has very important influences of European architecture, especially from Switzerland, Germany and Austria; stone and wood are the "vedettes" in these buildings.The picture shows the Intendancy of Parque Nacional Lanín (Lanin National Park); the...


San Martín de los Andes Hotels

  • Cabanas Arco Iris

    Los Cipreses 1850, San Martin de los Andes, 8370, Argentina

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • La Posta del Cazador

    Av. San Martin 175, San Martin de los Andes, 8370, Argentina

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • La Casa de Eugenia

    This is a small, perfectly appointed bed and breakfast in San Martin de los Andes where we stayed....


San Martín de los Andes Restaurants

  • Meat & Pasta

    La Chacha has a good mixture of different meats and good pasta. They've got great trout plates, plus deer and jabali. There's also regular meat (as in cow). Try the deer. It's exquisite. The gnocci and the deer are great.

  • Pizzeria la Nonna

    Pizzeria la Nonna is one of the best pizzerias we ate at in all of Argentina. The pizzas were delicious, as were the side orders like empanadas, the service was excellent, and the prices were cheap (certainly for San Martin de los Andes). We spent a week in and around San Martin and by the end of the week most of the waitresses knew us as we'd been...

  • the asado , and the trucha

    I love this restaurant ,la reserva in san martin de los Andes . I tought i`d kill time before the resaturant opens and help what i thought was a gardiner , being a gardiner myself ,deadhead his roses and he introduced himself as the owner when his restaurant opened and he gave us a free bottle of excellent malbec wine. I had the steak and was...

  • Cozy place + fine dinning

    This is another restaurant that I like a lot. It is built in stone and wood with a fireplace, elegant decoration, pleasant ambience and good service. May be a more romantic spot to take your loved one. Try the tapas as entree and then the venison with fresh berry sauce.

  • Tough and worth to find

    This is a small and simple place that is basically a store that sells regional edible products like smoked meats (venison, trout and wild pig), mushrooms, cheese, etc. However, you can have dinner here choosing from only 2 main courses: venison or trout. The food is great as well as the service. Trout sauteed in black butter with capers and...

  • Delicious Smoked Trout

    Like most of SM de los Andes restaurants, this is like a wooden hut, very cozy and warm.It's got a terrace with a great view of the mountains, but it gets cold at nights. Grilled trout with lemon sauce and mashed potatoes.

  • A good place with a huge menu

    La Chacha is a more familiar place with excellent service and food. Although not finely decorated like other more sophisticated establishments, La Chacha is a not miss choice which is usually packed with customers. Matambrito a la pizza (tender side beef with tomato sauce and melted cheese) or Patagonic lamb. Dessert: Malena cup.

  • Sophisticated Ethnic Food

    Avataras is a very special place to taste special flavours. The place is very cousy and nicely decorated with a well supplied wine bar and cigar area where you can relax before heading to the table. The owners are a bunch of great young people that know how to take care of their customers. The menu includes ethnic dishes from all around the world...

  • #1 in my list

    Wherever you ask, everybody will agree that you have to eat at La Tasca. The food is excellent and the place is nicely decorated. Jabalí (Wild pig) with potatoes, dry tomatoes and wild fungi.


San Martín de los Andes Nightlife

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    Downtown Matias: Great place

    by IIGUANA Written Feb 23, 2004

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    First of all, this pub is at the top of a hill, so the view of San Martin is quite beautiful. Second, the place is great. Good beer, good decoration and amazingly beautiful girls.

    Dress Code: No shorts. Remeber that argentinians do dress out to go out.

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San Martín de los Andes Transportation

  • Paso del Córdoba

    Another road between San Martín de los Andes and San Carlos de Bariloche is Paso del Córdoba, the shortest way, and the highest one: it climbs till 1400 m over sea level. The landscape here is beautiful too, with curious rocky hills.Otra ruta entre San Martín de los Andes y San Carlos de Bariloche es el Paso del Córdoba, el camino más corto y más...

  • Seven Lakes Road

    From San Carlos de Bariloche (Provincia de Río Negro) to San Martín de los Andes, you can take the Seven Lakes Road, an awesome road that wanders through a beautiful landscape; the picture shows Lago Espejo (Mirror Lake).There are buses that take this road, too.Desde San Carlos de Bariloche (Provincia de Río Negro) hasta San Martín de los Andes, se...

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San Martín de los Andes Off The Beaten Path

  • Lago Correntoso

    The Seven Lakes Road, that leads you from San Martín de los Andes to San Carlos de Bariloche, runs among several lakes (seven?); one of them is Lago Correntoso. The picture does not show a mapuche woman by the lake; that is just me!La ruta de los Siete Lagos, que une San Martín de los Andes con San Carlos de Bariloche, corre entre varios lagos...

  • Quintu-purai

    Quintu-purai, that means "eight brothers" (I do not know why I explain this... everybody here speaks mapuche!) is a beautiful and quiet place at the lakeside of Lago Correntoso; some mapuches live here. The drizzly morning I visited this place, I ate there a couple of delicious "tortas fritas" (fried cakes). This place is another possible stop...

  • Vulinan-co

    Vulinan-co (as we all know!!!) means "divided water" in mapuche; this is the name of a beautiful waterfall hidden behind a leafy vegetation, situated by one of the roads that connect San Martín de los Andes (Provincia del Neuquén) with San Carlos de Bariloche (Provinica de Río Negro); this road that wanders through an awesome landscape is called...


San Martín de los Andes Sports & Outdoors

  • Skiing and Mountain Biking

    During wintertime, San Martin has nice skiing resorts nearby, while in the summer time, hiking and mountain biking is what you've got to do. When I went there, I didn't bring my mountain bike. I still regret it. There are lots of amazing trails to mountain bike. The view from the nearby hill to the Lácar Lake is quite impressive, and very nice. You...

  • Lake & mountain

    During summertime, several water sports can be practised at Lago Lácar, like kayaking, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing... During winter, skiing is the most popular sport. And of course you can practise hiking, trekking, fishing, climbing... and even having a nap!Durante el verano, varios deportes acuáticos se practican en el Lago Lácar, como kayak,...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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