El Calafate

Boutique hotels and gourmet restaurants position this Patagonian town as a leading worlwide destination.

Situated on the southern border of Lake Argentino, in the southwest part of the Santa Cruz Province. This lovely little town takes its name from a little bush with yellow flowers and dark blue berries that is very common in the area: the calafate (Berberis buxifolia).

Today El Calafate is a must-see place for those who travel to Patagonia. A perfect base to explore different parts of the Los Glaciares National Park, including the Perito Moreno Glacier, Mount Chaltén and Mount Torre. Part of the Patagonian steppe, this town has become famous both in the country and abroad in the last few years. Its luxurious hotels and its typical restaurants have flourished in positioning it amongst the world’s leading adventure travel destinations.

Its climate is mainly dry. Average temperature in the summer is 19ºC and -2º C in the winter. Los Glaciares National Park occupies an area of about 500 thousand hectares and 47 glaciers start at this large ice field.
Walking on the Perito Moreno Glacier, tasting the famous Patagonian lamb and taking some the most magnificent pictures you have ever dreamt about are some of the unforgettable experiences you can have in this far corner of the planet.