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Las Balsas, Argentina | Plan South America

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Positioned on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi, Las Balsas is a magical Patagonian hideaway surrounded by snow-capped mountains. With its own jetty, an award-winning chef and a stone-built spa, the lodge seamlessly blends outdoor adventure with indulgent pampering.

What we love about Las Balsas

  • With only 15 rooms, Las Balsas has an intimate and warm atmosphere
  • Exceptional restaurant with panoramic views across the lake
  • Specialised, English-speaking local guides that tailor each of the excursions
  • Incredible range of activities such as sailing, hiking, fly fishing, birdwatching, kayaking, white-water rafting and horse riding
  • Las Balsas has a private beach, an excellent wine cellar, a wine tasting lounge and a well-stocked, cosy reading room
  • Spa and fitness centre overlooking the lake with heated in-out pool, gym, sauna, hot tub, pilates classes and treatment rooms
  • They organise tango evenings where Lucía Mazer, one of the best tango dancers in the world, performs to guests 
  • Near to Los Arrayanes National Park, which protects the world’s only forest of cinnamon-barked arrayán trees
  • The hotel lies within 20 hectares of protected native forest in the Nahuel Huapi National Park
  • Nearby to Cerro Bayo and Catedral where you can ski and snowboard in the winter
  • Member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux collection of hotels and restaurants since 1995

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What to do at Las Balsas?

The fascinating and infinitely rich landscapes that surround Las Balsas compel most guests to explore. Hike through ancient forests and pass glaciers, kayak among the islands of the lake or ride through rivers and up mountains to reach breathtaking viewpoints.

For those who’ve come to Las Balsas to switch off, spoil yourself in the spa, sink into a loveseat in the reading room or find a secluded bay to enjoy a picnic.

End each day with a candlelit dinner enlivened by soft tango in the background.

Map & location

Las Balsas Hotel is just outside the small town of Villa La Angostura in Argentina’s Lake District.

The Lake District, located in the northern region of Patagonia, is made up of the Andes mountains, valleys with hundreds of lakes, lagoons, rivers and unique native forests that are vital for global biodiversity. 

San Carlos de Bariloche airport is just over an hour away from Las Balsas. There are daily flights to Bariloche from other Argentine cities such as Buenos Aires, Cordoba and Salta. It’s also possible to fly direct to Bariloche from Santiago de Chile.

When to Travel

The Lake District is a year-round destination with each season offering visitors something different.

For hikers, we recommend spring, when the wildflowers are in full bloom, or autumn, when the mountains burn with rich shades of orange. 

Water sports are the highlight of the summer, whereas in winter there’s skiing and snowboarding.

The fly-fishing season typically extends from November to April.

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