Video: Bariloche Lake District

Many have compared Bariloche to Switzerland, and though there are similarities, this analogy does Bariloche a disservice. The region very much has its own identity. One key difference is that around Lake Nahuel Huapi, vast swaths of land remain completely pristine, with any development forbidden by the national park. Some of it feels Alpine, with rugged snowcapped mountain peaks, but waterfall-streaked primary forest — including a section of the Valdivian temperate rain forest — covers the rest.

Read more from my journey to Argentina in the July 2016 Hideaway Report.

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By Hideaway Report Staff