No, Bariloche is a tourist attraction all year round and an interesting one for all kinds of visitors—from the adventure-seeking, to those who are longing for a good rest. The excellent boat trips to Isla Victoria and Puerto Blest and the surrounding lakes are just a delight for our eyes, so much that the simplest pictures look like postcards.
Yes, it can be easily combined by land with places like Villa La Angostura or San Martín de los Andes. By air you can travel to El Calafate – Lake Argentino, and therefore, to the rest of Patagonia, even Chile. It can also connect to Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas, in Chile, through the International Lakes cross, described in the excursion section of our website.
There is no such thing as a “best time”. Any time during the year is special and has a particular charm, like snow and winter sports from July through September; the spring colors after that with beautiful sights; summer and the practice of summer water sports or adventure tourism; and the fall with outstanding colors, different than those in the spring.
In this case, the answer depends on the season you are travelling. Winter is the time of highest demand, and most hotels assign special quotas to ski agents. So during this season there are fewer available rooms for direct reservation or through agencies not specialized in ski packages. Reservations in those cases should be made at least 3 months in advance.
No, it is 11.8 miles from the city, and it has hotels on the base for those ski fans who want to spend the longest possible time on the slopes. We recommend that those who want to combine skiing with other tourism activities, stay downtown or on Bustillo Highway by the lake.