This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Malargüe. To help you make friends with Malargüe before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Malargüe is located in the province of Mendoza, Argentina. The name Malargüe means “stone pen” -- in reference to the ancient natives who used to graze their cows in this mountain region. The distance from Malargüe to Buenos Aires is just under one thousand two hundred kilometers. During the winter season, there are several flights connecting Buenos Aires and Malargüe via the International Airport Ricardo Salomón. Access to the city is also possible by car or bus.
The weather is dry; it's warm in summer and cold in winter. Snow can be heavy and is one of the main winter attractions of the region, mainly for lovers of winter sports. Las Leñas is an internationally famous ski center located in the proximity of Malargüe where tourists have also access to casinos, bars, and restaurants. Los Molles, also close to Malargüe, is a touristic complex where visitors can enjoy its thermal springs. During summer, the community offers a variety of options for visitors, including ecotourism, horse riding, trekking, rafting, and mountain biking. Fishing of salmonids is another activity that usually attracts tourists to this marvelous region. The area has several rivers and streams, which are appropriate to practice this type of activity. If planning to stay in contact with nature, long walks by the four Provincial Parks are compulsory activities while in Malargüe.
Hotels, bed and breakfasts, and shelters are some of the accommodations available in Malargüe. Hostels in Malargüe are numerous and they offer comfort at an affordable price. Even in the touristic complex of Los Molles, in the proximity of Malargüe, visitors who plan to spend a quiet, peaceful time have the opportunity to stay in hostels and get an unforgettable, low-cost vacation.
Written by local enthusiast for Malargüe hostelssandra