The North of Argentinian Patagonia: A vast region full of surprises like the Valdes Peninsula and the arid and endless entire Atlantic coast (with an incredible marine life). Snowy peaks, lakes, thousand year old forest, glaciers, steppe landscapes, this is Andean Patagonia to the west, with national parks such as Nahuel Huapi Park, Lanín, Alerces...

Sea bass in the North of Argentinian Patagonia

On the Atlantic coast, we can observe an exuberant fauna composed of sea wolves, sea lions, elephant seals, penguins, cormorants, southern right whales and imposing killer whales. Peninsula Valdes is the best known place for observing these animals and it must be recognized that this site is particularly rich and wild enough to offer them moments of rest and tranquility.

North of Argentinian Patagonia: the lake region

The Nahuel Huapi Lake and the Lanín Volcano will amaze you with their gentle mixes of colors and reliefs. Don’t believe the tourist guides who have never put this region of Argentina in the “must” of this country, they are very wrong and you will see it yourself. Patagonia, land of legends, straddling two countries: Argentina and Chile. And it is in this region of South America that I decided to settle permanently.

Snowy peaks, lakes, ancient forests, glaciers, steppe landscapes form Andean Patagonia in the West. The seasons are very marked there. Along the Andes, this strip of land and lakes extending from Esquel to Villa Pehuenia, counts, in my opinion, among the most beautiful landscapes of Argentina, particularly because it’s dotted with numerous national parks, the most famous of which is the Alerces Park.

Simplicity and “luxury” coexist in this region. The surroundings of San Carlos de Bariloche and Villa La Angostura attract many people who, although passing through, often want to stay there longer, or even settle there permanently as I did myself. In winter the landscapes are even more beautiful, and ski resorts are the delight of all alpine ski enthusiasts.

In the north of Argentinian Patagonia, the landscapes are less austere and the temperatures much more pleasant than in the south. This part of Patagonia is, wrongly, the least visited but it’s full of little corners of unsuspected paradise. A region not to be missed if you want to discover the North of Argentinian Patagonia.