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El Calafate
Building on its must-visit location, the once-tiny El Calafate has grown quickly to cater to and profit from the visitors to nearby Los Glaciares National Park. Many visit to see such natural wonders as Perito Moreno Glacier, a massive glacier that’s actually composed of many other pieces of shifting ice. Yet travelers will find that El Calafate is much more than merely a gateway to the Patagonian wild—it’s a fun town offering all sorts of outdoor adventures.

All things to do » Things to do

Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino
Located in Glacier National Park, this 15,000-year-old lake is the largest in Argentina.
Attraction type: Bodies of Water
Upsala Glacier
Upsala Glacier
At 37 miles long, this glacier is considered one of the longest in South America.
Attraction type: Geologic Formations
Cabalgata del Glaciar
Cabalgata del Glaciar
Attraction type: Horseback Riding Stables
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Estancia Cristina
Estancia Cristina
Owner description: The Upsala Glacier is one of the largest in Los Glaciares National Park. To sail through the Argentino Lake among icebergs and mountains and then visit Estancia Cristina is an... more Owner description: The Upsala Glacier is one of the largest in Los Glaciares National Park. To sail through the Argentino Lake among icebergs and mountains and then visit Estancia Cristina is an interesting combination of nature, adventure, history, and pleasure.This full day program offers alternatives such as those who prefer a quite day of touring and history as well as those who look forward to activities with adventure like trekking and riding a four wheel drive.The excursions that are surrounded by the Andes mountains, glaciers and Argentino Lake leads us to get in touch with a natural, unique, remote environment, with culture and lifestyle of the pioneers and the interesting relationship of them with famous explorers of past century. less
Attraction type: Ranchs
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Mi Rancho
Mi Rancho
Ranked #1 of 73 Restaurants in El Calafate
Cuisines: Argentinean
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Isabel - Cocina al Disco
Isabel - Cocina al Disco
Ranked #2 of 73 Restaurants in El Calafate
Cuisines: Argentinean
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Pura Vida Resto Bar
Pura Vida Resto Bar
Ranked #3 of 73 Restaurants in El Calafate
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Mora
Mora
Ranked #4 of 73 Restaurants in El Calafate
Cuisines: Argentinean
Dining options: Reservations
Campo Grande Resto Bar
Campo Grande Resto Bar
Ranked #5 of 73 Restaurants in El Calafate
Cuisines: Argentinean
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Hospedaje Lautaro
Hospedaje Lautaro
$24 - $62
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America del Sur Hostel
2.5 of 5
America del Sur Hostel
$35 - $486
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Schilling Hostal Patagonico
Schilling Hostal Patagonico
$41 - $101
Ranked #5 of 30 El Calafate B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

La Cantera Boutique Hotel
4.0 of 5
La Cantera Boutique Hotel
$88 - $214
Ranked #9 of 71 Hotels in El Calafate
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Miyazato Inn
Miyazato Inn
$87 - $90 (ARS 738 - 764)
Ranked #10 of 71 Hotels in El Calafate
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Solares Del Sur
3.0 of 5
Solares Del Sur
$91 - $149
Ranked #11 of 71 Hotels in El Calafate
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

EOLO - Patagonia's Spirit
5.0 of 5
EOLO - Patagonia's Spirit
$777 - $1,139
Ranked #1 of 71 Hotels in El Calafate
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Los Ponchos Apart Boutique
4.0 of 5
Los Ponchos Apart Boutique
$159 - $369
Ranked #2 of 71 Hotels in El Calafate
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Hotel Kosten Aike
4.0 of 5
Hotel Kosten Aike
$112 - $326
Ranked #4 of 71 Hotels in El Calafate
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