Flying into El Calafate, you get an impressive view of the lake from the air. The airport in Calafate has got to be one of the most picturesque in the world, with the lake running alongside the runway. Once you get to town, you can access the lake by car or even better, via the wetlands of Laguna Nimez (25 minutes walk from the main street). From Laguna Nimez, you'll gain access to a gorgeous little beach by Lago Argentino that's almost always empty. So bring a picnic mat and a camera. You can just lay on the beach and watch the many species of birds that visit the Laguna Nimez wetlands fly overhead.
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