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Lago Argentino

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Address: El Calafate, Argentina
Description: Located in Glacier National Park, this 15,000-year-old lake is the largest...
Located in Glacier National Park, this 15,000-year-old lake is the largest in Argentina.
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Serene beauty

Serenely beautiful. I spent a couple hours ambling about near the water's edge enjoying the beauty and rejuvenating my mind. Find a comfortable rock, sit, relax, absorb the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Anguilla
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Serenely beautiful. I spent a couple hours ambling about near the water's edge enjoying the beauty and rejuvenating my mind. Find a comfortable rock, sit, relax, absorb the views. Implant them in your mind. Talk about medicine for the mind!

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Haifa, Israel
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Sailed on this lake on the way to the wonderful Upsala glacier. Nothing special beside little icebergs floating.

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cleveland, ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This is a huge and beautiful lake in breathtaking surroundings. Bird life was extensive. We loved the feeling of vastness that we got here.

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Haifa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I visited this place 25 years ago, and just now. The lake is wonderful, with outstanding views. However, you can see very well the recession of the glaciers and the lack of "icebergs". Any of the stupid people denying the global warming should be brought here and shown pictures of what was, versus what is now.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

It was very calming and beautiful. it was a bit chilly when we went but it was nice to look at and see all the wildlife nearby.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Lago Argentino is HUGE and beautiful and colorful. It is worth it to take a boat ride on the lake to see the Upsala Glacier and visit Estancia Cristina for a day (or and overnight or two) visit. You will be in awe of the scenery and the remoteness of the glacier and the Estancia.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Lago Argentino is huge and coupled with the far away mountains looks magnificent. The blue water surface seems to extend beyond the horizon and offers stunning views at different times - particularly early morning and late evening. From our hotel room the beautiful waterbody seemed to extend till eternity!

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Poway, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We took the boat cruise of Lake Argentino and saw many glaciers, especially the two main ones: Upsala and Spegazzini. Wow! There are snow-capped peaks and waterfalls in every direction. We got lucky with perfect weather, so we had maximum visibility. Upsala has "calved" many "icebergs": the various shades of blue in the ice are simply stunning. Argentine tourists know... More 

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The lake is different in different places; it's a charming bird-attracting wetlands along its shoreline in El Calafate. In town, the lake has a wide walkway with many nice places to sit and enjoy its beauty, the black-neck swans, upland geese, ducks, and flamingoes. The paved walkway is a short walk from the main tourist drag and walking along its... More 

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Warwick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The colour of the lake is similar to that of the blue in the Argentine flag, hence its name. It is huge, magnificent, calm and just - well - beautiful!!

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