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Lago Argentino

El Calafate, Argentina
+54 2902 49-2118
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Located in Glacier National Park, this 15,000-year-old lake is the largest in Argentina.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful lake” (25 reviews)
“big lake” (5 reviews)
“blue color” (6 reviews)
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El Calafate, Argentina
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+54 2902 49-2118
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"beautiful lake"
in 25 reviews
"big lake"
in 5 reviews
"blue color"
in 6 reviews
"icebergs floating"
in 5 reviews
"bird sanctuary"
in 4 reviews
"los glaciares national park"
in 6 reviews
"south america"
in 4 reviews
"boat tour"
in 8 reviews
"bird watching"
in 4 reviews
"sunny day"
in 4 reviews
"the perito moreno glacier"
in 11 reviews
"estancia cristina"
in 10 reviews
"flamingos"
in 33 reviews
"argentina"
in 45 reviews
"shore"
in 21 reviews
"minerals"
in 4 reviews
"lago"
in 17 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

So calm and beautiful, it's a must see for just to stay there and see the nature, relaxing. But nothing more than a visit for an hour.

Thank Brenda P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We started our trek at Laguna Nimez and hiked all the way to Lago Argentino. It was absolutely breathtaking. Lots of wildlife. The aquamarine, black sand and freezing waters of the lago are a spectacle. Lots of people rent bikes or rent a car and...More

Thank BPandFam
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We could see this lake beside the runway when we landed at the airport. We also had a view of it from our hotel (Los Canelos). The water is the most incredible shade of turquoise.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The biggest lake in Argentina. Unusual colour due to the rock formations. This pic att was taken from an ancient cave where we had dinner one evening.

Thank karenponholiday
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Flying in to El Calafate, I asked the air steward the name of the huge expanse of water that we were flying over... but he couldn't tell me. That is all the more shocking after living near the lake for three days and realising just...More

Thank Pip J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Large, beautiful lake, differing in colour depending on sunlight and time of the day, good walkways near the lake

Thank cojotent
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

We stayed for 2 days at Estancia La Estela, right on the shores of the lake, looking across at Fitzroy. It was so beautiful. We did 2 nice horseback trips. The scenery was stupendous

Thank caljane17
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

This is the largest lake in Argentina and you can see it on the where from El Calafate to Glacier Moreno. It is beautiful with water that in a beautiful shade of blue. A must see.

Thank JustLoveToFly
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

This lake is the route to the glaciers at Upsala and Perito Moreno and has some of the bluest most amazing water you will ever see full of icebergs - remember you are at the same latitude as London and 200m above sea level

Thank wozzerb
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

we were fortune to stay at the " Alto Calafate Hotel" which overlooks Lago Argentino... the the water of the lake has certain minerals and when the sun shines on the water it will have a beautiful turquoise color which is just stunning, in the...More

Thank Erfurt
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Response from Alan P | Reviewed this property |
Hi Diane My trip to Patagonia was the first 3 weeks of January. We could not have asked for nicer weather. Clear skies and daytime temps 55-60 degrees. It was shirt and short sleeves all day long. In El Calafate we stayed... More
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Response from Julia H | Reviewed this property |
Hey guys, as with any large, large body of water, it depends on weather conditions. As other respondents have indication there is time to stop and view, and also the boat isn't moving fast in the first place. But given the... More
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