The Argentine mainland is mostly temperate, with seasons reversed from those in the northern hemisphere. Winter from the end of June to the beginning of October may be cold with some rain in certain areas of Argentina, while the Northwest enjoys sunny days and warm temperatures. Summer from December to March is hot and sometimes humid in Buenos Aires; warm and dry in the Northwest with intermittent summer rains; and cold but sunny and sometimes windy in Patagonia. If you carry a passport from a different country please check with your nearest Argentine consulate for more information.
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A perfect day at Perito Moreno glacier
The town is the capital of the Lago Buenos Aires Department. The town is a centre of cattle ranches and smallholdings producing fruit and vegetables. Tourism is also an important industry. In the census the town had a population of 4, The town was founded in , as a rest stop for travellers by the springs which give rise to the Rio Deseado. The place was called Pari-Aike meaning "place of reeds" by the Tehuelche , but the town was officially called Nacimiento in
We were there in a snap! We got lucky yet again with a super awesome AirBnB host named Ezequiel. We stayed in a guest house on his property on the edge of town, and spent a little time with him and his family talking about our trip over tea. We could see the beautiful turquoise lake Lago Argentina from our front window.
On the eastern Andean slopes, Parque Nacional Los Glaciares comprises over , hectares, where slowly flowing ice gives birth to clear frigid rivers and vast lakes, interspersed with Magellanic forests, along the Chilean border west and north of El Calafate. The northern sector draws those seeking to spend several days in vigorous exercise, for either trekking or the riskier technical climbing. Hugging the Chilean border, the elongated park stretches well over kilometers from north to south. There are four significant access points, but just two of those get the great majority of visitors. Since nearly all visitors come to see Glaciar Perito Moreno, most stay at El Calafate, 80 kilometers east by paved highway; the only accommodations closer to the glacier are expensive ranches and lodges just outside park boundaries with small capacities.