Where is the best area to stay in Bariloche?
San Carlos de Bariloche, more commonly known as Bariloche, is the host city for anyone wanting to explore the area's nature reserves which include lakes, forests and mountains. It sits within the Nahuel Huapi National Park and acts as the gateway to Los Arrayanes National Park, which can be accessed via the river. It is also well known for being one of the most important ski destinations in the world.
The best area to stay in Bariloche is the city centre, where you will be able to enjoy magnificent views over the Nahuel Huapi Lake. It is quite a small area making it easy to visit all of the main tourist spots on foot. The city´s “nerve centre” is without a doubt the Civic Centre, an architectural complex with views over the lake. There are many old buildings here, set within a large square which is home to a statue of the General Julio A. Roca.
In the centre you will find Mitre Street, the city´s main street, along with the Perito Moreno which is where the majority of restaurants and bars are concentrated, as well as the city´s main shops. This area also has great bus connections to the Cerro Otto hillside, where you can enjoy amazing views over the city.