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Lake Argentino can be found approximately 1,300 mile southwest of Buenos Aires, the national capital.
Pack a picnic lunch and soak up the serenity of Walichu Caves, located 25 miles from Lake Argentino. Another great option is Argentinean Lake, which is 20 miles away.
Two nice places worth visiting in the vicinity of Lake Argentino are Bahia Tranquila (6 miles to the southwest) and Puerto Punta Bandera (6 miles to the south).
You should visit El Calafate. It's approximately 25 miles east of Lake Argentino and it features some fantastic attractions, including Museo de El Calafate, Plaza de los Pioneros and Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus Church. Don't hit the road until you've also gone to Argentinian Museum of Toys and El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center.
The region has an array of healthy activities for those who are itching to get outside and just do it! Try some mountain climbing or hiking.
It's important to relax and unwind every now and then. As luck would have it, this area has some excellent ways to do just that. Feel all your stress melt away when you're bird watching or wildlife watching.
Immerse yourself in culture at the history museums of Santa Cruz. They're all indoors, so you aren't counting on the weather.
Get out in the open air and explore the region with a day trip to its intriguing open-air museums and open-air exhibits.
Combine education and fun when you see the region's fascinating historic sites. In particular, you should try and get to some of its archeological sites.
More often than not, a destination's true personality can be discovered in its culinary arts.
Unlock the secrets of this gastronomic landscape by sampling the local ingredients. Among the most important are berries and chimichurri.
For a true taste of the region, try seafood and empanadas (savoury pastry turnovers).
If you're in need of a delectable dessert, bread pudding is highly recommended.
Grab your friends and order a round of brews at the closest bar. Don't fuss with the drinks menu. If beer is what you're after, Schneider Fuerte is what you want!
If you are in need of an alcohol-free beverage, order a el submarino (hot chocolate).
Whether you prefer red, white or anything in between, wine is a wonderful beverage to accompany an evening meal. Try the regional favorites, Torrontes and Malbec.
As your vacation comes to an end, spend any leftover Argentine pesos on last-minute keepsakes and say an emotional "Adiós" to this unique destination and the people who call it home.
If you intend on traveling by plane, you'll want to know that the handiest airport for you is 30 miles to the east.
Accommodation in Lake Argentino
Before traveling to Lake Argentino, book one of the 48 Lake Argentino accommodations that are featured on Expedia's hotel website.
If you and your travel companions are searching for a place to stay at the higher end of the scale, have a look at the Hotel Posada Los Alamos, located at Ing. Hector Mario Guatti 1135, or the Mirador del Lago Hotel, at Avenida Del Libertador 2047. Alternatively, The Alto Calafate Hotel Patagonico, at Calle 2000, Nº 141, and the Xelena Hotel & Suites, at René Favaloro 3548, are some choices worth considering if you're traveling on a budget.
Situated in El Calafate, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Laguna Nimez, El Calafate Regional Museum, and El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center. Calafate History Exhibition Hall and Gnome Village are also within 1 mile (2 km).
Situated in El Calafate, this romantic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Gnome Village, Anfiteatro Del Bosque and Calafate Fishing. Argentinian Museum of Toys and Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus Church are also within 1 mile (2 km).
Situated in El Calafate, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus Church and Argentinian Museum of Toys. Plaza de los Pioneros and Gnome Village are also within 10 minutes.
Situated in the mountains, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Anfiteatro Del Bosque, Calafate Fishing, and Gnome Village. Argentinian Museum of Toys and Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus Church are also within 15 minutes.
Situated in El Calafate, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Calafate Fishing and Anfiteatro Del Bosque. Gnome Village and Argentinian Museum of Toys are also within 1 mile (2 km).
Situated in El Calafate, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Museo de El Calafate, Plaza de los Pioneros and La Aldea de los Gnomos. Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus Church and Argentinian Museum of Toys are also within 1 mile (2 km).
Located in the heart of El Calafate, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Anfiteatro Del Bosque and Gnome Village. Calafate Fishing and Argentinian Museum of Toys are also within 10 minutes.
Situated in El Calafate, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Plaza de los Pioneros, Museo de El Calafate and Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus Church. Argentinian Museum of Toys and El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center are also within 15 minutes.