Villa Angostura is 870 meters above sea level, on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi. Many tourists visit the south for visiting Los Arrayanes National Park. Located 82 km from Bariloche. Angostura is the Isthmus, after which it was named. The town is mostly a tourist town. The main street is filled with artisan shops, cafes, hotels and guesthouses.
The attraction here is hiking, which is best in the nearby Parque National los Arrayanes. The recommended walk to the tip of the peninsula and takes about three hours cover the 12km. The surrounding forest is known for its cinnamon tone, a tree with twisted bark, white flowers similar to orange blossoms and a purple fruit. Some of the trees grow as high as 20 meters.
We drove to San Martin de los Andes one of the days we were here. The hotel we stayed at was marvelous, right on the lake shore a few kilometres south of the town. They served good food in a restaurant overlooking the lake, and the staff were very hospitable.
From Villa Angostura a fine tarmac road heads up over a pass and drops you down into Chile on the other side of the Andes
|Hotel at Villa Angostura||Hotel at Villa Angostura|
|Hotel at Villa Angostura||View from our bedroom at Villa Angostura|
|Villa Angostura Church||Villa Angostura|
|Villa Angostura Church||Villa Angostura ducks|
|Villa Angostura church||Villa Angostura church|
|Lupins everywhere in Villa Angostura|