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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.

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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Upsala Glacier
Upsala Glacier
At 37 miles long, this glacier is considered one of the longest in South America.
Attraction type: Geologic Formations
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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
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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: Ranches
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Rios de Hielo
Rios de Hielo
Attraction type: Bodies of Water

All places to eat » Places to eat

Buenos Cruces Restaurante
Buenos Cruces Restaurante
Ranked #1 of 108 Restaurants in El Calafate
Price: $1 - $2
Cuisines: Argentinean, South American, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Kau Kaleshen
Kau Kaleshen
Ranked #2 of 108 Restaurants in El Calafate
Cuisines: European, Argentinean, South American, Fusion
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Mi Rancho
Mi Rancho
Ranked #3 of 108 Restaurants in El Calafate
Cuisines: Argentinean
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Isabel - Cocina al Disco
Isabel - Cocina al Disco
Ranked #4 of 108 Restaurants in El Calafate
Price:
Cuisines: Argentinean, South American
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Pura Vida Resto Bar
Pura Vida Resto Bar
Ranked #5 of 108 Restaurants in El Calafate
Cuisines: Vegan Options, Argentinean, South American, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Hosteria Los Gnomos
Hosteria Los Gnomos
$48 - $103
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Schilling Hostal Patagonico
2.0 of 5
Schilling Hostal Patagonico
$31 - $82
Ranked #1 of 39 El Calafate B&B and Inns
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America del Sur Hostel
2.0 of 5
America del Sur Hostel
$30 - $142
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hotel A.C.A.
Hotel A.C.A.
$83 - $126
Ranked #2 of 70 Hotels in El Calafate
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Solares Del Sur
3.0 of 5
Solares Del Sur
$75 - $169
Ranked #4 of 70 Hotels in El Calafate
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Hotel Kosten Aike
3.5 of 5
Hotel Kosten Aike
$102 - $248
Ranked #5 of 70 Hotels in El Calafate
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Los Ponchos Apart Boutique
4.0 of 5
Los Ponchos Apart Boutique
$177 - $383
Ranked #3 of 70 Hotels in El Calafate
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EOLO - Patagonia's Spirit - Relais & Chateaux
4.0 of 5
EOLO - Patagonia's Spirit - Relais & Chateaux
$939 - $1,468
Ranked #6 of 70 Hotels in El Calafate
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Hotel Mirador del Lago
4.0 of 5
Hotel Mirador del Lago
$115 - $191
Ranked #7 of 70 Hotels in El Calafate
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.