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San Martín de los Andes

Located on the shores of Lake Lácar, within the Lanín National Park, San Martín de los Andes is a paradise of peace and quietness, immersed in an environment of rivers, waterfalls, mounts and magical forests.

Originally a military settlement, today this typical mountain village dazzles visitors with its particular buildings, raised in wood and stone, which provide its characteristic warmth and charm.

tourist resort par excellence, San Martín de los Andes offers visitors countless accommodation, gastronomy and recreation choices for all social classes and ages. 

In the winter, activities revolve around the Chapelco winter resort,one of the most attractive in Patagonia, located a few kilometers from the city center. Of international renown, it has 29 runs of various levels of difficulty, a complete service infrastructure and the best assistance for lovers of snow sports.

San Martín de los Andes also offers the possibility of practicing fly-fishing and high hunting and it is the starting point for a large variety of land and lake tours, to enjoy unforgettable experiences in close contact with nature, any time of the year. Besides, it is an ideal place for backpackers because of the big variety of hostels in each spot of the Village.

Among the many exciting excursions, which range from beholding unique landscapes during pleasant strolls to the adrenaline generated by adventure tourism , the Seven Lakes circuit, Villa la Angostura, the Lanín Volcano, Lake Meliquina and Filo Hua Hum, Lakes Currhué and the Lahuen Co hot springs and Lakes Paimún and Huechulafquen are worth mentioning. 

In order to access San Martín de los Andes, you can choose to come by land, along Route 234, or by air, to the local airport.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The route to 7 lakes
  • Skiing in Chapelco
  • Varied lacustrine and terrestrial tours and adventure activities
  • Sporting fishing
  • The Arrayán vantage point, is a place offering one of the best views of the city and the lake
  • The Hua Hum Pass
  • The First Settlers Museum preserves part of the cultural richness of the first communities dwelling the mountain range region
  • Lake Curruhué, inside the Lanín National Park
  • The Lahuen Có hot springs, one of the most paradisiacal nooks in Lanín National Park