Travel Blogs from San Martin de los Andes
... to the lake shore and beach. Our main priority on arriving in town was to find out what was open over the holidays. Given most restaurants were going to be closed on the 25th, apart from the pizza shop and the Irish pub we settled on going out for a traditional meal on the 24th and buying snacks for the 25th.
As we returned to town from a short walk on the 24th, we could hear the siren from an emergency vehicle. We kept hearing it for a ...
... to go see it or hike up part of it, but unfortunately it wasn't really on the way and there's such a thing called time. At Neuquen, we called Federico (our contact in San Martín) and we hopped on a new bus that would take us all the way there. Federico greeted us warmly and excitedly as we exited the bus in San Martín de los Andes. He oriented us a little within the town before driving us back to his house where we met his ...
... our long hike for a waterfall we wanted to see further up the mountain. The day was beautiful, sunny and cool, but pretty warm in the sun. We began walking in the prairie, seeing a sign that the whole hike would take about 5 hours round trip, realizing that we did not have that much time since the hike to the waterfall was about 3-4 hours. We nevertheless decided to explore the area a little, walking a while and turning back after about one hour. We found an awesome ...
... street – Avenue San Martin. We stayed at a funky place called Secuoya Hostel and saw very mild amounts of ash had fallen in this area with minimal impact.
The Seven Lakes tour (multi-day mountain bike tour to Villa la Angostura) is a well-known highlight in the area but we were advised against doing it since the volcanic ash and wind can combine to make it pretty unpleasant. So, we ended up renting bikes and a bike trailer (couldn’t ...
Villa la Angostura – San Martin de los Andes – San Carlos de Bariloche
Tuesday, leaving Villa la Angostura the road soon turns into loose gravel and is in the process of being rebuilt resulting in the worst road conditions we have ever seen, much worse than Namibia. After 60 km the road changes to a beautiful smooth tarmac road.
The scenery more than makes up for the poor ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRukalhue Hostel San Martin de los Andes
The hostel was clean and and the staff was helpful. It was exactly what you would expect from a good hostel, but breakfast and dinner was included in the price of a dorm room. An excellent value for cost. We aren't sure if that is just during the high and mid season, but definitely worth considering if you are headed there.
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