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El Calafate - Santa Cruz - Argentina





The city of El Calafate is located in Santa Cruz Province in Patagonia Argentina. The city of El Calafate is one of the most important international tourist attractions of Argentina for the Glacier Perito Moreno. El Calafate has an extensive and varied structure of services for tourists with many hotels, hostels, guesthouses, restaurants, car rental agencies and excellent air connections with the City of Buenos Aires and other tourist attractions in the Patagonia Argentina.





The city of Calafate is located on the south coasts of the lake Argentino, in the western are of the province of Santa Cruz and very close to the Andes Range. The Perito Moreno Glacier (Glaciar Perito Moreno) is 80 km away from the city. The tourism high-season begins in October until some days after Holly Week. In this time of the year it is a must the fact of booking the tickets and accommodation in advance.



The most popular excursions in El Calafate are:

  • Perito Moreno Glacier visit
  • Minitrekking, Big Ice on the Glacier (only for people between 18 and 45 years old and in good shape and physical state).
  • Navigation and sightseeing of ice rivers.
  • El Chalten visit, tourist village at the foot of Mt. Fitz Roy.
  • Visit to the Patagonian farms with their typical activities like horse riding, four wheels drives, fishing trips and lake navigation.


The El Calafate´s weather is cold with mid-temperatures of -2ºC (28.4ºF) in winter and 18ºC (64.4ºF) in summer.



You can reach El Calafate by air landing in the Aeropuerto Internacional (International Airport). You can also choose land transportation, like renting a car or taking a livery vehicle.



Regarding gastronomy, we may say that there is a wide range of restaurants depending on tastes and money budget, but you must not leave this region without trying the Patagonian lamb.





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