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El Calafate

El Calafate

A view of the clean, blue hued Moreno Glacier, so precipitously close, its jagged icepeaks rising up to 60m high before they sheer off and crash land with huge splashes and thunderous rifle cracks, birthing small tidal waves and large bobbing icebergs, and all the while your neck hairs a tingling it's a sight you'll not soon forget.

To see it, however, you'll probably have to base yourself in nearby El Calafate. But don't despair, as it's not the place it once was; the fair town is working on improving its tourist services and the loose dog packs can be really entertaining. Make reservations in the JanuaryFebruary peak season, when Argentines on vacation flood in faster than those icechunks can fall off the glacier. In town, birders can flock to beautifully situated Laguna Nimes, a bird wetlands sanctuary only 15 minutes walk from center. Ibis, black necked swans, flamingos and several species of geese and ducks can be seen.



El Calafate Hotels

Rincon Del Calafate - Calle 700 N0 273, Calafate, Argentina
Hosteria Hainen - Puerto Deseado 118, Calafate, Argentina
Parque Hotel - 7 de Diciembre Esq., Gobernador Gregores, Calafate, Argentina
Picos Del Sur - Puerto San Julian 271, Calafate, Argentina
Alto Calafate - Ruta 11- Entrada, Calafate, Argentina
Hosteria Lupama - Calle 992 Nº19 Villa Parque, Los Glaciares, Calafate, Argentina
Koi Aiken - Calle 102 N. 3534, Calafate, Argentina
Patagonia Park Plaza Kempinski - Calle 998, Nº 50 - 9201, Calafate, Argentina
Hosteria Sierra Nevada - Av. Libertador 1888, El Calafate, Argentina, 9405
Esplendor - Pte. Peron 1143, Calafate, Argentina
Hosteria Sierra Nevada - Av. Libertador 1888, El Calafate, Argentina, 9405
Shehuen Hotel - Rio Santa Cruz 2340, El Calafate, Argentina, 1
Kosten Aike - Gobernador Moyano 1243, El Calafate, Argentina, 1
Alto Calafate - Ruta Prov. Nro. 11, El Calafate, Argentina, 9405
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