El Calafate is a small town in Patagonia, in the southwest of the Santa Cruz Province of Argentina. It borders Lago Argentino and the town has seen a significant growth in tourism during the last decade or so, with an increasing number of inhabitants as a result.
From the El Calafate Travel Guide
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I don't do reviews often, but I felt this hostel was worthy of some props. This hostel was the best that I have stayed in. Very clean, comfortable and charming - it felt like a good quality hotel. The location was just on the edge of the downtown area and across the way from a cool hill lookout point/park. I would highly recommend staying here! ... more
Hosteria Las Avutardas was a highlight to my recent trip in Patagonia! It exceeded all my expectations and was a great place to stay! Andy is beyond helpful, and the facilities were spacious, clean, and comfortable. ... more
Quite a hike out of the town center, we hadn't expected this place to be a YHA, and were positively surprised by how good it was. Very friendly service, good rooms, decent (buffet) breakfast. Minor niggles would be the wifi not quite reaching all the way till the rooms at the end of the hallway, and the shower curtain (I hate those things). ... more
BUS- El Calafate to Punta Arenas
Hi, I am wondering if any of you have taken the bus from El Calafate to Punta Arenas and can recommend a bus company. We are flying into El Calafate from Buenos Aires and flying out of Punta Arenas to Santiago. I think this will give us a good chunk of patagonia to discover? Thanks! ...
El Calafate - Santiago in 2 days?
Hey! We have a flight booked on Dec 24 from Santiago - Easter Island, but now we found out we're in El Calafate until Thurs, Dec 22. Any ideas on how to get to Santiago in time for our 9:30am Dec 24 flight would be great! So far we're thinking of: Flying from El Calafate - Bariloche on Thursday, Dec 22 ...
BsAs - El Calafate - Barlioche - Iguazu
to travel down to El Calafate and back up via Barlioche - Mendoze - Iguazu - Rio - Ilha grande for the 20th of Dec or would i be better off taking an internal flight from BsAs - El Calafate... Also i have been reading a similar post today that mentioned the route from El Calafate - Barlioche being closed at certain ...
We went to El Calafate to see the Perito Moreno glacier in the Southern Patagonian ice fields where we ate lunch on a rock in front of the monstrous wall of ice. We met a British guy named Kevin who we convinced to follow us through Patagonia. The highlight of the day and quite possibly ...
Posted in *Following the Sun* by jackiekslp
From the Rain Forest to... Glaciers
When I came to El Calafate, I originally had not planned on staying. However, I heard so many cool stories from going to see the Perito Moreno glacier that I had to see it for myself. The Perito Moreno glacier is over 32 km in length (the size of the city of Buenos Aires!). It is also one of the few ...
Posted in Mi Cuenta by mbeymer