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 San Martín de los Andes. To help you make friends with San Martín de los Andes before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
San Martín de los Andes is the most important touristic city of Neuquén Province. Located at the southwest of the province, the city is set among the Andes Mountains and the coast of Lácar Lake. San Martín de los Andes can be easily reached by car or bus. There is also a small airport located twenty-two kilometers from the city center.
The climate allows tourists visiting the city to enjoy different types of activities. Summer is warm and sunny most of the time. During winter, days are cold and the mountains may be covered by slight snow.
Adventure sports are the center of attraction for visitors. Rafting, horse riding, trekking, mountain biking, and kayaking are some of the outdoor activities that tourist can enjoy. For fishing and hunting, San Martín de los Andes is also the right place to choose. A compulsory visit to the Lanín National Park must be on the itinerary of any visitor. This experience will make for an unforgettable stay in San Martín de los Andes.
For those who prefer to enjoy a quiet urban night, the city has many bars and restaurants where it is possible to taste the delicate flavors of the local gastronomy. The center also counts with a theater and a cinema. Like any touristic city, choices for accommodations are numerous, varying from hotels, bed and breakfasts and log cabins. However, hostels in San Martín de los Andes are an excellent option for spending a wonderful, low-cost time in the middle of the mountains.
Written by local enthusiast for San Martín de los Andes hostelssandra