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Argentina,  Latin America,  National Parks

Nahuel Huapí National Park, Patagonia, Argentina

Nahuel Huapí National Park and Natural Reserve expands over the provinces of Neuquén and Río Negro, in the Argentine Patagonia. It was the first national park created on April 8, 1922, which started with the donation of land by the great Perito Francisco Moreno, in order to preserve and protect this beautiful natural area.

Nahuel Huapí Lake from Cerro Campanario
Nahuel Huapí Lake from Cerro Campanario

The Nahuel Huapí National Park can be enjoyed in all seasons of the year with different activities depending on the weather: skiing, trekking, climbing, on ice or rocks, rafting, horseback riding, fishing, camping, diving and much more.

Bariloche, Rafting Manso Frontera
Bariloche, Rafting Manso Frontera

The great offer for tourists of hotels, restaurants and activities makes this park one of the most popular not only by Argentines but also by foreign tourists from around the globe. Its geography and the natural beauty of its valleys, hills, mountains and steppes makes this region unique in its kind.

Villa La Angostura
Villa La Angostura

Some cities near the Nahuel Huapí NP are San Carlos de Bariloche and Villa la Angostura, as well as Villa Mascardi and Villa Traful within the NP. Part of this national park, there is another park: the Los Arrayanes National Park (click to learn about this park as well) and, and for some adrenaline, try Biking in Los Arrayanes National Park.

Biking in Los Arrayanes National Park
Biking in Los Arrayanes National Park

Biodiversity in Nahuel Haupí National Park and Natural Reserve

Four natural environments stand out: the Patagonian forest, the humid forest, the Patagonian steppe and the High Andean. There is a wide variety of plants such as coihues, cypresses and larches and animals such as deer, guanacos, pumas, condors and wild boars, among others.

Walkway in Los Arrayanes National Park
Walkway in Los Arrayanes National Park


More things to visit around Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapí


San Carlos de Bariloche

Lanín National Park

Los Arrayanes National Park

Biking in Los Arrayanes NP

Villa La Angostura

Villa Traful

San Martín de los Andes

Parques Nacionales y Reservas Naturales de Argentina

Administración de Parques Nacionales
Casa Central – Carlos Pellegrini 657 (C1009ABM)
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Tel: (+54 11) 3984 – 7100
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