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Bariloche Travel Blog› entry 2 of 4 › view all entries
March 17th, 2004 – by: pushirubiano
The town itself is relatively easy to get to know, everything is centered around the Civic Center and its nice plaza overlooking the lake. The plaza makes for nice relaxing and of course, a nice and touristy picture with a genuine Argentine Saint Bernard dog! ;-)
Bariloche has every facility for the tourist: lots of hotels, restaurants, shops with the required souvenirs (don't miss the chocolates!). There is actually an entire 'supermarket' exclusively for chocolate products. Appropiately, it is called Turista.
The nightlife is bustling, maybe even a bit too noisy for some. The town gets a lot of student visitors so if you don't like the noise, it would be better to look for a hotel outside of the city center.
It is easy to book an excursion at any of the travel agencies in town and there are a lot of excursions to choose from: river rafting, a lake crossing (if you wish, all the way into Chile), to Cerro Tronador (an extinct volcano near the border with Chile), or a visit to the other towns in the lake district. These are only a few examples.
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