ExperienceChile - San Martin de Los Andes
San Martin de Los Andes
Experiencechile.org can offer hotel accommodation to suit your budget and preferred style as well as self-drive itineraries, or connections to/from Pucón and the Chilean lake region.
Located in the northern sector of the Argentine lake region and over the Andes Mountains, close to the Chilean border (45km)at the eastern end of lake Lacar on the valley floor which is walled either side by steep-gradient hills. It is apicturesque and rather quaint Alpine-style town with wooden chalets, boutique-style hotels, cozy restaurants, gift and chocolate shops.
San Martin serves as a stop-off point en route from Pucón or to Termas de Puyehue (in Chile), or to Bariloche in Argentina or as a place to visit for a few days in order to get some of that "Argentine flavour" . The route south from San Martin to Bariloche can be self drive either via the unpaved road (best to try this route in the summer) that passes through the high-elevation but beautiful Nahuel Huapi National Park (750,000ha) which is known for its wildlife and spectacular geographic scenery of lakes, mountains, hanging glaciers, waterfalls, rapids and snow-covered peaks or via the lower, paved route passing through the "seven lakes" - beautiful but less dramatic.
We can also arrange an itinerary that involves bus transport.