Hosteria Alto Verde

Antonio Zupic 138, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia, 9405, Argentina | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from El Calafate

The icy wild nature of Calafate

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... down the face of the glacier, making a massive splash and shotgun blast sound as it hit the water, we were then aware these were not pebbles but basketball sized ice chunks. We had nearly 5 hours before our bus left, so we wandered the many boardwalks on the hill facing the glacier.
We strolled to a lower platform where we decided it was time for a specialty of Argentina, some delicious Malbec. We had bought a small bottle of vino and a couple cups. We ...

Perito Moreno and The Far South

A travel blog entry by groovycakes


Spent all friggin day on the bus- the view driving into El Calafate was worth it though!
El Calafate is beautiful! It's a small town that looks like a mix between a Colorado ski town and a Swiss village; it's on a lake (Lago Argentino) and surrounded by mountains. My hostel is five blocks completely uphill from the bus station, but the view of the lake and the mountains is incredible. It's a bit chilly here but I did come to see the glacier so I guess I shouldn't ...

Time to visit another glacier

A travel blog entry by nloon


... or 15 minutes you hear this really loud crack like thunder and then a splash as the ice falls into the water. Sometimes it makes the loudest noise for only a small little bit of ice! All you have to do is stand and look at it for a little while, or sit on one of the balconies and have your lunch and you are guaranteed to see, or at least hear, a few calvings.

The tour finished with a free beer and empanada at a cerveceria back in El Calafate, a tasty end to a great ...

El Calfate Day #2 -- Sleeping In & a Real Meal

A travel blog entry by lewnwdc


... time before noon is scandalous in my opinion. 10 a.m. is extremely rare. I slept almost 14 hours last night but it still wasn’t enough since I had zero sleep the night before while traveling from Bolivia to Argentina and very poor sleep for the several nights before that as I suffered from altitude sickness in La Paz.

I ended up sleeping in today instead ...

Glacier Paradise!

A travel blog entry by gezza51

... of a chunk of ice dropping from the face of the Glacier....Spellbinding......and the Perito Merino turns the corner and has a South face that at the moment we can't see....
The glacier is one of the World's few advancing glaciers...advancing 2 meters per day hence the sounds of it seemingly creak and groan under the pressure, sounds of the ice breaking and falling into the Lake....visions spectacular.
We return to our hotel re- energized and re invigorated!


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This hotel, located on Antonio Zupic 138, El Calafate, is near Glaciar Perito Moreno and El Chalten.
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