Snow-crested mountains are visible in the distance while the heavily forest shore reflects in deep blue lakewater.

Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi in Northern Patagonia

Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi is a beautiful spot that connects two countries via a series of scenic roads and waterways. Here’s everything you need to know to enjoy the park, from sights like Lago Nahuel Huapi to refugios to popular hiking routes and practicalities.

Antiques for sale in San Telmo. Photo © LWYang, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.

What to See in Buenos Aires’s San Telmo Barrio

an Telmo, with its narrow colonial streets, antiques shops, and street fairs, appeals to Argentines and foreigners alike. Its heart is Plaza Dorrego, site of the colorfully hectic weekend flea market. A few blocks south, in a cavernous recycled warehouse, you can find the Museo de Arte Moderno.

Street in Río Gallegos after the rain.

Sights and More in Río Gallegos, Argentina

Río Gallegos has a handful of museums, historical landmarks, and other distinctive Magellanic buildings, and a handsomely redeveloped redeveloped waterfront. It’s also the gateway to one of the continent’s largest penguin colonies and several historic estancias open to visitors.

Driving La Cuarenta is the Argentines standard for adventurous driving and cycling thanks to its secluded Andean lakes and isolated, rugged terrain.

La Cuarenta: Argentina’s Most Adventurous Road

From the Bolivian border near La Quiaca to its southern terminus near Río Gallegos, Ruta Nacional 40 is Argentina’s great unfinished interior highway. For Argentines and foreigners alike, it’s become the standard for adventurous driving and cycling, thanks to its secluded Andean lakes, isolated estancias (guest ranches), plentiful wildlife, and rare sights like the pre-Columbian rock art of Cueva de las Manos (Cave of Hands).

Enjoy a walk through the trees in Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes.

Argentina’s Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes

Ideal for hiking and mountain biking, Argentina’s Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes is best reached through the nearby town of La Villa. You can easily spend a half or full day exploring the park’s tails; non-hikers wishing to see the impressive forest can board a chartered boat to cross the lake.