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Travel Blogs from San Martin de los Andes
Why is Angelo smiling?
It may be because, as an avid Chilean mountain biker, he (like many other outdoor enthusiasts) has found a paradise in the 100s of miles of mountain biking available to him from San Martin de los Andes. The day we met him, he had just …
Three hour bus ride to San Martin, we arrived to cloudy skies and empty stomachs. Found our way to the hostel, not so stoked on the accommodations at Rukalhue. You win some you loose some, this one was clearly a loss. O-well, off to see the town.
Our impression was San Martin is the travel destination for the local outdoor enthusiast: …
... great lookouts of the Nahuel Huapi lake along the way which also made a perfect picnic spot.
By the time our bus arrived into San Martin de los Andes it was very late and pitch black, so the next morning was a really nice surprise to see just how pretty the town is. Its set on the shore of Lake Lacar, complete with a beach, and the whole town has been built to resemble a European alpine village with wooden ...
We drove about 10 miles out of the village along a very bumpy dirt track and parked the car at the start of the walk. The first part was a gentle slope through woodlands which was very pretty but then the uphill section started in earnest. It was probably 1:3 on average and most of the path was sandy soil so it was very hard work. The haze didn’t burn off - we finally decided that it actually was the volcanic ...
... with chicken and sweet meat and spicy beef. There’s even a vegetarian selection for Angie. We fill ourselves with lentil salad and shredded cabbage and home-made bread, looking out over the garden down the stream.
The estancia was our last stop in Argentina, the sign off to our travels here. What an amazing place to have ended our experience of this most beautiful country, from the excitement of Buenos Aires to the Lakes of Bariloche and the beautiful wines ...
How has this hostel rated in the past?
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.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.