Calafate is the southern gateway to Los Glaciares National Park. The icy blue Perito Moreno glacier extends into a lake over a width of about 5km, and large chunks regularly fall off into the water with a loud roar.
Our preferred accommodation
Estancia/Ranch - 30km west of CalafateA first class lodge on a 3,000 hectare estancia with wonderful views towards Lago Argentino and across the Anita valley, about 30km west of El Calafate. Floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the property allow lots of natural light, there are comfortable communal areas, a restaurant and bar, a wine cellar, an outdoor hot tub and a yoga deck.
Estancia/Ranch - 70km west of CalafateA fully working estancia with sheep shearing demonstrations in season. The main house is full of character and has pretty gardens. The restaurant is in a separate block.
City hotel - CalafateIn a central position. The hotel has an open reception and living area. There is a jacuzzi and sauna on the top floor. Staff are very helpful.
City hotel - CalafateA modern hotel on the outskirts of Calafate town overlooking Lago Argentino with a restaurant, bar, spa and indoor-outdoor heated swimming pool.