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1. Posted by TylerJames (Respected Member 333 posts) 10y

not to say its not beauitful because it is one of the most amazing places that i have been. but the town itself is or seems to be geared toward tourists, clearly not tourists that have been outside of bariloche itself. because it is riduciously expensiñññññive to any place i have been in south america so far, peru and boilvia, including las lenas. i tried to goto a club tonight, thursday, and it costs sixty pesos nerly twenty usd. most places in the usa ski resorts dont cost that much.

i dont know i guess i just expected more. i think sunday i will head to el bostoe

2. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 10y

Didn't I warn you? I should have :)

The attraction of Bariloche is the lake district, not by any means the city itself. Same for El Bolson btw, even though it's completely different from Bariloche (used to be, anyway).


3. Posted by Shroom (Inactive 29 posts) 10y

You seem to be little of an expert in Argentina. I was thinking about spending X-mas in Bariloche, just because of everything I've heard about the Lake District. Is there an other place/town near the LAke District that isn't as expensive and touristy as Bariloche??

4. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 10y

I wouldn't know, really... as a base for trekking, Bariloche is actually quite convenient; it has supermarkets, outdoor shops, and a lot of transportation options such as local bus service that can drop you off at the beginning of trails. Just don't stay there to have fun :)

Ps: when staying around X-mas, best book a hostel in advance, since it can get rather crowded...

[ Edit: Edited at Sep 15, 2006 3:10 AM by bentivogli ]

5. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 10y

Oooh, if you are looking for a good meal in Bariloche and want to splash out, check out El Boliche de Alberto at Villegas 347. I had a 1/2 bottle of wine, a sausage appetizer, a 10 oz filet (that was the small one!) and a side salad. Total of the bill was 34 Argentina pesos, which comes out to about 16 dollars Canadian. It was one of the best steaks I've ever had.

I think many people share Tyler's impression of Bariloche. When I was there, I planned on leaving after a day, but I got stuck for 4 days in Bariloche because I couldn't get a bus out. They were all sold out. So many people leaving, that can't be a good sign. ;)

6. Posted by LisaSerina (Budding Member 10 posts) 10y

I completely understand all your points about it being vey touristy, however if people are thinking about going there for the slopes then please don't be put off by what they are saying, as it's definitely been one of my major highlights of South America.

There's some amazing restaurants to choose from, and yes some club entrance fees can be expensive, but I went on a bar crawl, which took you to most of the bars and got you a free drink in each one for just 25 pesos. So there are cheaper ways to have fun in Bariloche...honestly!!

Lisa, big fan of Bariloche....

7. Posted by TylerJames (Respected Member 333 posts) 10y

thanks greg i´m going tonight to check it out. hopefully it will make my impression of bariolche a little bit better

[ Edit: Edited at Sep 16, 2006 3:02 PM by TylerJames ]

8. Posted by TylerJames (Respected Member 333 posts) 10y

wow i am impressed that was one of the best meals i have ever had. i got the befa de lomo, i could cut it with a fork. thanks for giving the address come to find out their are 4 resturants with the same name.

steller meal

9. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 10y

Glad to hear it worked out well!

10. Posted by john7buck (Respected Member 458 posts) 10y


If you really want to clear away from the tourists, you might want to check out Junin de los Andes. Not very touristy at all, but then again, there's not a whole lot to do there. It does have some of the best fly fishing in the world though if you're into that.

Hope it's going well. . .