Villa la Angostura

Villa la Angostura Argentina
Villa la Angostura is incredibly pretty
Cerro Bayo Ski Resorts sits above the town
The ski town for Cerro Bayo
Typical architecture of the lakes district towns
The town is situated lakeside
Correntoso Bridge
Views from the Futaleufu ferry boat
Views from the Futaleufu ferry boat
The beauty of Villa Angostura
The main street
Typical architecture in town
A very picturesque setting
The Futaleufu ferry boat leaves from Bahia Mansa (Mansa Bay)
Villa la Angostura is incredibly beautiful
Villa la Angostura has lots of quaint shops
Villa la Angostura
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Villa la Angostura

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Villa la Angostura

Villa la Angostura (or La Angostura for short) is an upmarket resort town in the Neuquén Province of Patagonia, Argentina. Even though it’s called a “village”, it has a population of approximately 11,000 inhabitants and is more aptly described as a town, although in comparison to Bariloche, Angostura definitely feels village-like.

In a similar vein to Bariloche and other Patagonia towns, Villa la Angostura has beautiful alpine wooden buildings and the requisite chocolate shops. The major difference is that Villa la Angostura is much smaller and quieter than “Braziloche”, and has a more laidback approach. The surrounding landscape compliments the quiet harmonious nature of Villa la Angostura.

“Angostura” in Spanish means “narrowness” which refers to the width of the Quetrihué Peninsula where the town is nestled.

Where is Villa la Angostura?

The town is situated on the northwest shore of Lake Nahuel Huapi, about 70km/43miles north of San Carlos de Bariloche, and 108km/67miles south of San Martin de los Andes.

Villa la Angostura forms the start of the Siete Lagos Camino (the 7 lakes road), an incredibly scenic route that travels through two national parks and past various lakes, forests, mountains, and streams.

The Bariloche airport is commonly used as the gateway for Villa La Angostura. Flights from Buenos Aires to Bariloche take two hours, and from the airport you can either rent a car or take a bus or taxi to Villa Angostura.

Cerro Bayo Ski Resort

With the Cerro Bayo ski resort only 15 minutes (9km/5.5miles) from town, the main tourist trade in winter is related to skiing and snowboarding. Cerro Bayo is small and markets itself as a boutique ski resort. Cerro Bayo offers spectacular views across Lago Nahuel Huapi, and some of the runs feel like they almost drop off directly into the lake.

Villa la Angostura Hotels and Accommodation

There are many Villa la Angostura hotels and hosterias, apart hotels, and cabins (cabanas). For the budget oriented there are also at least five hostels.

Many of the Angostura accommodations overlook the water and are just beautiful. You can feel like you’re on a getaway for the rich and famous, even if you’re not rich or famous!

Villa La Angostura Accommodations Listings

Town Facilities

In addition to shops to support the ski and snowboard trade, Villa la Angostura has many artisan craft shops and tea houses. The town attracts various high quality chefs and the restaurants are renowned for the gastronomical delights.

The nightlife might not be as outrageous as that in the larger towns, but Villa la Angostura can still put on a little bit of a party scene.

More Reasons to Visit Villa la Angostura

This Lakes District area has gorgeous scenery. Alternatively the vistas could be described as gob-smacking, jaw dropping, or just phenomenal! You’ll find it difficult to stop ogling the views of the lakes, inlets and the snow capped mountains. The town itself and the buildings are also really attractive because this is an affluent area with beautiful architecture, and thankfully there are no ugly high rise developments.

Villa la Angostura is an idyllic place for a relaxed getaway. You’ll quickly find yourself getting into the very stress-free pace of Villa la Angostura.
Tours That May Include Villa La Angostura

Safari (Road Trip) Tours

Argentina Snow Adventure
GUIDED OFF-PISTE ADVENTURE
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Days Skiing
Ability: Advanced to Expert
A lift assisted touring adventure to the best ski areas in Patagonia for advanced to expert skiers & snowboarders. 2 nights at backcountry sled skiing or cat skiing destination, & Cerro Catedral (Bariloche), Cerro Bayo & Chapelco with quality twin share lodging in sublime Argentinian towns throughout the trip.
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USD 4,499
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Argentina Ski Progression
GUIDED PROGRESSION FOR SKIERS ONLY
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Days Skiing
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Advanced
Designed for advanced-intermediate & above skiers looking to advance their skiing ability, this adventure takes in the best ski areas in Patagonia; Cerro Catedral (Bariloche), Cerro Bayo & Chapelco. Stay in cozy hotels, take in the magnificent views & feast on superb Patagonian cuisine & wines!
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USD 3,699
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Explore Patagonia Tour
GUIDED OFF-PISTE ROAD TRIP
9 Days | 8 Nights | 7 Days Skiing
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
Visit one of the most beautiful places on earth and enjoy guided lift-accessed backcountry skiing at some of Argentina's best ski resorts including Cerro Catedral, Cerro Bayo and La Hoya plus an epic day of cat skiing.
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USD 3,995
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Backcountry Skiing Tours

Bariloche Ski Touring Week
SKI TOURING in BARILOCHE AREA
8 Days | 7 Days Touring | Customizable Itinerary
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
This 8-day customizable tour offers some classic ski touring around Cerro Catedral ski resort combined with 2 nights staying at Frey Hut (one of Argentina's best ski huts) & then a further 2 nights staying at Refugio De La Mesada (Baguales). PRIVATE GROUPS ONLY of 2 - 6 guests.
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USD 2,650
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