Activities & Tours

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Villa la Angostura activities are pretty much related to getting outside and enjoying the beautiful lakes, forests and mountains. The Information Centre can assist with activity planning (some staff speak English). It is located on the corner of Av Arrayanes (the main street) and Av Siete Lagos.

In summer, common activities include horse riding, sailing, trekking, and canoeing. Fishing is also a major tourist trade, which usually starts at the end of November and continues through until May. There are various locations around Villa la Angostura for fly fishing, but the very short Correntoso River between the Correntoso Lake and Nahuel Huapi Lake is a particularly popular sport fishing destination.

Even if you visit during winter, it’s worth heading to the river to see the mammoth trout. You’re not allowed to fish off the old pedestrian bridge, but this is a great place to see the huge fish. To get there, head out of town on Av Siete Lagos and turn left at the last road/trail before the big bridge.

Skiing and Snowboarding Of course during winter the main focus of activities turns to skiing and snowboarding at Cerro Bayo. This little ski resort provides some good terrain for first-timers as well as great off-piste slopes for old-hands. See our Cerro Bayo ski resort reviews for more information.

Other Villa la Angostura Activities If you need to let off a bit of steam, a popular energetic activity is to do a bike ride along Los 7 Lagos Ruta, the famous road that travels past the seven lovely lakes. Various shops in town rent out mountain bikes.

Or there’s zip-lining available at the base of Cerro Bayo (called canopying in Argentina) where you can sort of pretend to be like Tarzan (or Jane)!

Los Arrayanes National Park A very popular Villa la Angostura activity is a visit to the Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes on Peninsula de Quetrihue. A walk through the national park in itself is great, but the main drawcard is the Bosque Arrayanes at the end of the peninsula. This part of the forest has a large concentration of the arrayane trees. Their copper /cinnamon type colour is somewhat unique and very attractive.

If you’re feeling full of beans, you can head out there on foot. The 12km walk takes about 3 hours one way.

If you want to save your hiking for the mountains, the other option is to go on a lake cruise. There are two boats that depart from the port area of La Villa to the Arrayanes forest where they conduct a short guided walk.

Patagonia leaves from Bahia Brava and heads around the outer part of the peninsula to the forest. They accept credit cards. The trip is about 2 hours.

The Futaleufu Ferry Boat leaves from Bahia Mansa (Mansa Bay) and heads around the sheltered side of the peninsula. The boat cruise also includes a side-trip into Bahia Manzano (the bay with the ritzy hotels) on the way back, so the trip is 3 hours. They don’t accept credit cards. On their pamphlets written in English, they claim to have bi-lingual tour guides, but this might be completely over-stretching the truth unless of course they mean that the tour guides can speak Spanish and Portuguese! Of course you don’t really need a tour guide; the beauty of the lake, mountains and forest, speaks for itself.

It’s also possible to walk to the end of the peninsula one way and do the lake cruise the other way. Check with the tourist information centre for the latest on boat cruise schedules.
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