The laidback mountain town of San Carlos de Bariloche is on every outdoor adventurer’s bucket list. Equal parts charming and exciting, Argentina’s chocolate paradise is a winter wonderland with plenty of affordable things to explore.
Start with breakfast at Cafe Gino for great coffee and pastries for less than $7. From there, take a stroll around Centro Civico. The city center is lined with boutique log shops, restaurants and the beautiful cathedral that stands tall along the skyline. Next, hitch a ride to Nahuel Huapi. The national park is located on and around the lake and offers incredible hiking. As the biggest draw in Bariloche, feel free to spend the morning taking in the incredible sights. A bus or cab here will cost $5.
Stop for lunch at Belek for some scrumptious burgers at roughly $15. Then you can begin your afternoon exploration discovering why this city is known for its incredible chocolates. Stop by Museo del Chocolate Havanna for a tour of the process and plenty of free samples. Entrance is less than $5. Next, head over to Museo de la Patagonia to learn all about the history of the region and discover some fantastic artifacts. Entrance is $3.
Finally, you can’t visit Bariloche without a trip to the top of Cerro Otto. The breathtaking mountain towers over the city and is one of the most popular skiing spots in Argentina. A cable car will take you to the top to soak in the views for just $13.
Once you’re back on the ground, finish at D.o.n.d.e.r.a for a hefty meal of Spanish cuisine for roughly $20.
Don’t just pick any safari experience. Make your travel do a little good in the world by choosing a safari experience that benefits the local economy and community. The 11-day Zimbabwe Water for Hwange Conservation Safari by Wildland Adventures is a good choice.
Oaxaca is, without a doubt, a city so impressive one must experience it firsthand to understand its splendor. It is an incomparable place that will leave you in awe of its cultural wealth, a place that invites you to experience the extraordinary. In this light, Posadas celebrates the opening of Grand Fiesta Americana Oaxaca, an irresistible option for enjoying this magnificent state in an exclusive and fascinating way.
Stay in the former headquarters of LIFE Magazine when you book your next trip to New York City. Luxe Life Hotel New York, the first Luxe Hotels-branded property in the city, sits in the NoMad neighborhood. The luxury and pet-friendly guestrooms and suites offer lots of history, charm and modern conveniences.