Bariloche, the city of chocolate and mountains! A cosy town on the shores of the Nahuel Huapi. Bariloche city has two main streets. The first one is “Clemente Onelli” with shops and a few restaurants mainly for locals. Prices are cheaper, but the street runs away from the lake. The second main street runs parallel to the lake shore and mostly caters to tourist with many chocolate stores, restaurants, bars and clothing shops.
On the west end of this street you will find the centro Civico. This was opened in 1940 and built by architect Ernesto de Estrada.
Fun fact: There is a live camera at the square so your friends and family can see you live here.
The trailheads and chairlifts of the mountain range close to Bariloche with it’s beautiful snow capped summits can be reached by local bus.
For registration and information about hiking the mountains you can go to the Intendencia Parques Nationales just one block south of the Centro Civico. Across the street from there the buses leave to Cerro Llao Llao and Cerro Otto.
Things to do/ see
Where to sleep in Bariloche
Accommodation can be found in two places, in the city center and along the lake towards the west are many places to sleep.
Airbnb, a nice apartment with mountain view in the distance. A little bit outside the city center but there are buses. Friendly owners. Wifi was not very good and kitchen utensils were limited but overall fine.
15 euro per night/ 2 persons. We stayed 7 nights. Paid directly to Airbnb so 21% IVA was included.
Where to eat in Bariloche
Chocolate all over the place. They have a store were you can chocolates and other sweets. There is also a restaurant were you can have lunch or sip on a hot chocolate. You can go ice skating here too. We ordered the nachos which were really good.