El Bolson travel in Argentina. Patagonia, lake district.
El Bolson travel in Argentina. Patagonia, lake district.
El Bolson travel in Argentina. Patagonia, lake district.

El Bolsón

It is a town located in the province of Río Negro, 129 km from Bariloche. It is a magical and charming place in the Argentinean Patagonia surrounded by mountains, rivers, glaciers and lakes. El Bolsón is the perfect destination for those looking for an authentic and unique experience. It is a town well known for its handicrafts, regional products and the artisans who produce them. For this reason, it is said to be "the capital of handicrafts" due to its great variety of workshops and local craft shops. Here, you can find everything from ceramics, weavings, jewellery, wooden furniture, among other handmade objects made by the region's artisans. There are also several fairs and markets where you can buy authentic products.

Travel to El Bolsón

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What to do in El Bolsón

Among the places not to be missed are the Lago Puelo National Park, which is only 20 km from El Bolsón. There, you can enjoy beautiful views of the lake and the Andes Mountains. Another option is a trip to Los Alerces National Park, 200 km away in Chubut. Both parks are located in the province of Chubut.

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More adventures to discover El Bolsón

If you are interested in trekking and adventure tourism, you can visit the Natural Protected Area Río Azul -Lago Escondido (ANPRALE), which has several trekking circuits between valleys and hills, crossing forests of lenga, coihue, ñire and cypress of the mountain range, as well as environments with inlets of Valdivian forest and high Andean environments.
Besides admiring the natural beauty, in El Bolsón you will be able to enjoy a wide variety of activities and excursions. You can go hiking, rafting, cycling, fishing and skiing. You can also visit the beautiful lavender fields and learn about craft beer production.

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Extra information about el Bolsón

As far as mobility is concerned, it is advisable to use your own vehicle to be able to visit the tourist sites of the place, since many of them are difficult to reach by public transport. Argentina Pura can provide you with a private car.
Regarding gastronomy, El Bolsón is famous for its delicious typical food, such as the famous “asado de cordero al palo”, the “empanada patagónica”, the “pastel de choclo” (corn pie). You can also enjoy a great variety of organic products in the markets and fairs of the area.
Finally, there is a wide variety of accommodation options: hotels, cabins, hostels, lodgings, apart hotels, houses, flats, inns, bed and breakfasts, mountain refuges, camping sites and rural lodging.

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