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Villa Pehuenia

Villa Pehuenia (Argentina)

Practical information on Villa Pehuenia

  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Mountain
  • River
  • Water Sports
  • Lake
  • Waterfall
  • Horse
2 / 5 - One review
How to get there
200km drive from San Martin de los Andes
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Villa Pehuenia

Caroline Gourmaud Seasoned Traveller
221 written opinions

Villa Pehuenia is a lacklustre town to the west of Neuquén Province, at 300km from Bariloche and 200km from San Martin de los Andes.

My suggestion:
There's no need to stop off in this town - opt instead for larger towns such as Bariloche or San Martin de los Andes, where there's a lot more going on.
My review

Situated on the northern shore of Lake Alumine, Villa Pehuenia's scenery is typical of the Patagonian Andes: emerald-coloured glacier lakes, snowy peaks and araucaria pine forests. The town was built in the 90's on former Mapuchean land and is watched over by the Batea Mahuida Volcano.

During summer, Villa Pehuenia's residents enjoy fly fishing, kayaking and horse riding. During winter they hit the powdery slopes and go skiing, snowshoeing and snow boarding.

A stop at Villa Pehuenia is not necessarily a must and I ended up there by chance during my trip to Argentina, as I was crossing the Neuquén Province; I suggest you head to San Martin de los Andes or Bariloche, where you'll find a wider range of activities and better amenities.

Araucaria pine forest in Villa Pehuenia
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