The small, southern town of El Calafate is one of the most scenic places in South America. This city surrounded by several unbelievably huge glaciers, and one stands out among them.
The Perito Moreno Glacier is located fifty miles away from El Calafate and is a great place for tourists. For a small park entrance fee, visitors can spend the whole day watching and listening to enormous walls of ice crashing into the water below, which is an unforgettable experience. Boat tours are available as well to let you get up close to this behemoth of a glacier.
There are a number of other gigantic glaciers for you to see around El Calafate, and most of them are located in the National Park Los Glaciares. A guided boat ride is the best way to experience the icy scenery, and you will be able to see the fascinating shapes, sizes and colors of the floating ice bergs in the lake.
The city of El Calafate itself is filled with entertaining activities. You will find a wide range of cozy and luxurious resorts and hotels in this snowy town. Some of the best include Linda Vista Apart Hotel, Patagonia’s Spirit, and Los Ponchos Apart Boutique.
There are also a good number of affordable options, so you will stay warm and comfortable on any budget. If you take a stroll through town, you will see just how many great restaurants there are in El Calafate. They have everything from local culinary favorites, like Patagonian lamb, to American food, such as pizza. This small, charming city also has a number of handicraft markets, so shopping enthusiasts are sure to be pleased.
There are few better places to go if you want to get away from everyday life. Come to El Calafate and see what this snowy paradise has to offer you.