Be prepared to wear good hiking shoes if you plan on walking around town beyond the main street area. Most of the town is located uphill and roads are not paved so you can expect plenty of mudslides if it rained or snow has melted. Don’t be afraid of the “stray” dogs you will see everywhere as it is a common sight throughout the south of Argentina and Chile and locals don’t think twice about them. As a tourist, I would take precaution come nightfall and would call the hotel shuttle to come pick me up.
Excursions leave very early in the morning and return in time for when the town wakes up from siesta at 5 pm. There are 2 supermarkets in town: one at the end of the main street and another one at 20 min hike uphill near La Candela hotel. Your best bet to kill time after hotel checkout and plane departure is the coffee shop at YPF gas station. It is clean, well lit, with plenty of coffee and snacks, tv and newspapers to while away the time. Remember the town shuts down between 1 and 5 pm.
The main street, Libertador, is colourful, clean and offers many souvenir shops as well as restaurants. It is lined with pine trees so you can't miss it. If you want to get a bird's eye view of the area, go south to the end of the street, cross the creek and climb up the stairs on the hilltop. The view is good.
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