INTRODUCING VILLA LA ANGOSTURA
With the snow-capped Patagonian Andes in the background, you can see what has made this secluded spot such a relaxing haven for nearly a century. From your private, luxury hotel, stroll through a charming alpine-style village. Sail along the shores of Nahuei Huapi Lake. Or truly get away from it all in the tranquil green forests.
Surrounded by turquoise lakes and cinnamon-coloured trees, this Alpine-style retreat is renowned for its natural wonders.
Things to do
Less than two hours drive north of Villa La Angostura is the town of Mirador Del Traful. From here, a boat will take you to the Bosque Sumergido, where you’ll witness the mysterious spectacle of submerged cypress trees poking up through the water – the result of a wooded mountain slope sliding into the lake three decades ago.
Nature lovers won’t be left wanting in this beautiful part of Argentina’s lake district, home to the Los Arrayanes National Park and its extraordinary rare orangey brown coihues and ñires. Rumour has it that these trees inspired the imaginary forest in Walt Disney’s Bambi movie.
The Rio Correntoso is a popular spot for trout fishing. You could also enjoy a gentle hike to the nearby Cascada Inacayal waterfall. Or for something more challenging, climb to the summit of Cerro Bayo for panoramic views over the Arrayanes.
Visit the charming wooden shops along the Avenida Arrayanes to discover artisanal treats like chocolate, beer and glistening fresh trout from the Correntoso River.
Top Tip from SLH