When most people think of epic golf vacation destinations, the majestic world of Patagonia may not be top of mind, but if you love adventure and an escape from the everyday grind, then add this magical destination to your bucket list.
San Carlos de Bariloche, more commonly known as Bariloche, is a beautiful lake town located about 850 miles southwest of Buenos Aires, nestled within Nahuel Huapi National Park, Argentina’s oldest national park. The town is a two hour and 20-minute flight from Buenos Aires—a lengthy trip to the depths of South America, yes, but the experience is well worth the trek. With countless outdoor activities, endless panoramic views and delicious food to satiate your appetite, it’s the perfect getaway for a couple, group of friends or the entire family. A half-hour drive from the city center is where you’ll find Llao Llao Resort, Golf and Spa—located atop a hill with 360-degree views of the surrounding lakes, forests, and mountains, making this a perfect retreat for nature lovers.
Boat Tour to Puerto Blest and Cascada de los Cantaros
Enjoy views of the Andes as you make your way to Blest Bay and the Frías lake, whose rare minty green waters are formed from the glaciers on Mount Tronador—the natural border between Argentina and Chile.
Hike to Cerro Campanario
There are many great trails to choose from of all different skill levels (none which disappoint), but a great starter is to the top of Cerro Campanario located off the main road between Llao Llao and Bariloche. It’s a 30-minute moderate hike up to a lookout tower offering unmatched panoramic views, a vivid botanical garden and a café with delicious cakes at the top (hey you earned it). You can also bypass the hike and pay to take a relaxing ski lift to the top.
Visit the cholate shops in town
Chocolate lovers rejoice! Spend an afternoon in downtown Bariloche where you’ll find nearly a dozen glorious chocolate stores with every type of delectable treat imaginable.
Whether you’re a craft beer fan or not, there’s much to enjoy at this popular brewery. Take in breath-taking panoramas and cerveza artisanal (craft beer) while sitting on the patio or walking around the grounds.