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TravelPod Member ReviewsHosteria Rukahue El Calafate
Definitely our favorite place we had stayed after a month in South America. Online reviews complained about its location. We didn't think the walk was bad. The place's charm and Adriana's hospitality easily outweigh any concerns about the location anyways. Super comfortable room and legitimately hot shower at all times. Adriana's homemade treats were the star of the show though. I highly recommend staying here.
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... balconies. Great views from all along the platforms. The glacier is constantly shifting, which makes for some very interesting sounds - cracking, rumbling, popping. It sounded a lot like thunder. Before I knew it, a huge chunk of ice broke off and started to fall and crashed into the lake with such power and a resounding roar. I have never seen anything like it. It was spectacular!
Once back to El Calafate, it was definitely time for dinner. I headed ...
... Louise. The town here is really cute. Easily our favourite of the 3 we've visited in Patagonia. The town was founded in the 20's so it's a newer town and it seems more modern and well maintained. Most of the houses and yards are tidy and it seems more like a North American town. There's also construction here with new houses and commercial buildings being built, which we haven't seen in any of the other towns. Also it looks like North American type construction which is ...
... s streets like giant predators ( or so it seems). There are three main glaciers that people can visit, with Perito Merino being the biggest, most spectacular pick and with the best infrastructure.
Other than the glacial experience, Calafate doesn't offer much else. We did, however, enjoy a wetlands bird sanctuary at Nimez Lagoon on the edge of Lake Argentina. Here we walked an interesting self guided pathway through the wetlands as cold winds ...
... I descended the 10k pass more slowly than I had been riding uphill an hour previously.
At the bottom of the pass I still hard 40k remaining, which I ground out in just over 3 hours. More churning boring roads into the wind.
Calafate is not a particularly nice place to be. Where Puerto Natales is a Lonely Planet town but with some character and a pleasant place to be, Calafate was only conceived to rid tourists of their cash. Annoyingly, my hotel could not take ...
... colours, textures. Don't panic. I won't post all the photos:) Many loomed over the double-decker boat (sorry about this terminology boaties; don't know the correct jargon). Impossible to get a whole photo of these until we had gone past. Loved it despite the frozen extremities. Such a unique and wonderful experience.
First glacier was the Upsala. This is a large valley glacier and ...